Medical Advisory Committee

Collaboration with expert reviewers supports our commitment to helping people with kidney disease live their healthiest lives.

The American Kidney Fund's (AKF) top-rated education materials and award-winning education campaigns help patients to manage all aspects of this complicated disease, while also raising awareness and increasing understanding among the general public.

The American Kidney Fund Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) reviews all education materials and website content published by the American Kidney Fund to ensure:

  • All content is medically accurate.
  • All recommendations for patient care align with the most up-to-date, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
  • The MAC is a multidisciplinary team of nephrologists, nurses, researchers, and other leading kidney disease experts in the field. Many MAC members are also American Society of Nephrology members, grantees of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, or former American Kidney Fund Clinical Scientist in Nephrology program fellows.

Our content development process

Editorial Team

Our editorial team uses best practices in plain language, health literacy and cultural competency to create simple yet effective educational resources. Their content strategy is informed by current renal science and infused with the patient voice. Our writers are specialists in health education, communications, and behavioral science. They work closely with graphic designers and web developers to design print and digital resources that uphold principles of accessibility while remaining easy to use and understand.

Medical Advisory Committee

Our Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) reviews all content for accuracy to ensure recommendations for patient care align with current clinical practice guidelines.

Translators

Our translators ensure that Spanish translations of our English resources are both linguistically accurate and culturally appropriate. They are seasoned translators and proofreaders with specialized expertise in medicine and healthcare. Visit  kidneyfund.org/en-espanol/ to find kidney disease education materials in Spanish.