Timothy Yau, AJKD Blog Social Media Editor

Meet Timothy Yau: Husband, Father, Nephrologist, Medicine Coursemaster, Teaching Award Winner, Musician, Videographer, and Social Media Mogul. Ok, that last one might be an exaggeration for now, but give him time.

Dr. Yau, Assistant Professor of Medicine in Nephrology, has just been appointed Social Media Editor for the American Journal for Kidney Diseases blog site ajkdblog.org. His duties, starting January 1, 2017, will include developing and editing content for the AJKD blog site and engaging with the online community via social avenues such as Facebook and Twitter.

“Nephrologists have pushed a lot of the boundaries of social media in medicine. I believe it is incredibly important to have a digital presence to connect with the next generation of trainees. I am excited to have this opportunity to be a leader in this landscape while upholding the high standards of the American Journal of Kidney Disease,” says Dr. Yau, who is no novice to social media. He is the creator and moderator of the innovative Washington University Nephrology Web Series, which was selected by the American Society of Nephrology as one of the 2016 winners for the “Innovations in Kidney Education Contest.” The web series provides high quality education in brief web episodes that are also entertaining; just check out episode #004, which is presented in a Jeopardy format!

The AJKD blog is a fresh, clean, and informative site that features the latest articles in the field of kidney disease and includes interviews with authors, educational material, commentaries, and more. If the role of Social Media Editor is to find ways to reach and interact with the nephrology community in new, innovative ways, we know Dr. Yau is fully capable! We look forward to enjoying his work on the AJKD blog.

Click here to read the introduction the AJKD’s January 2017 “transition” issue in which Editor-in-Chief, Harold I. Feldman (HIF), MD, MSCE, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, introduces the new AJKD team (which includes Dr. Yau). The new editor starts his five-year term as the journal moves its home base from Boston to Philadelphia.