Dr. Joshua Schwimmer is a nephrologist practicing in New York City. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology. Teaching is a major focus of his work, and at Columbia, he was named the Medicine Fellow of the Year for excellence in teaching physicians-in-training. Dr. Schwimmer has published broadly on both kidney disease and on medical weblogs. He is particularly interested in the potential of the medical blogosphere and is the author of Kidney Notes, a blog exploring the intersection of medicine, new technologies, and the Internet. He is active in patient care, teaching, clinical research, and blogging on issues related to medicine and technology.