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Why do people use ikona?

Easy to use

We designed our tools to make learning simple and fun, so you can search 100s of guides to find what you need in seconds.


Our team of patients, clinicians, learning experts, scientists and storytellers know how to deliver the best learning experiences.


No more endless searching or waiting months for answers, save time and energy by getting the support you need today.

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Simple search tools designed to help you save time and energy finding the health information you need today.

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Upvote the best resources to help other users


Get the answers you need

Looking for a quick answer to your question? Our FAQs are a great place to start, and they're always growing!

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Find the basics and dive in when you need it

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Learning that works for you

There is a reason why short doctor's visits, PDFs and long classes do not help us learn what we need to know.

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Focus on the basics first, then dive in later

Short, simple format

Brain-friendly learning helps you remember more



Find exactly what you need without the endless searching

Experts in learning and education

Co-Founder & CEO

A Navy veteran and VA patient on a mission to change how we learn about our health

Nephrology Nurse

An experienced nurse educator, CKD case manager and dialysis nurse

Learning Scientist

A former Professor, researcher, and an expert in how we are wired to learn

Behavioral Scientist

An expert educator, social and behavioral scientist with 15+ years in kidney care

Patient Advocate

Steve is a kidney transplant recipient, author, speaker, and advocate for patients across the country


A kidney doctor with 15+ years serving patients with kidney disease and on dialysis in Texas

Transplant Surgeon

Most recently the Kidney Transplant Program Director at UChicago and past President of UNOS

Questions you might have for us

How will ikona help me?

We know people are tired of waiting months for answers to basic health questions. We are here to help you find and learn health information faster, then help you keep track your learning progress and questions throughout your care journey.

Where do people start first?

Most people start by signing up to find the resources they need in our resource hub or Community FAQs. Then they decide if they need access to more resources, content or want to ask and track their questions.

Does it cost anything to sign up?

No, it's 100% FREE to get started with ikona! You can always upgrade for access to even more tools to power your learning journey.

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