In the News

  • UW to Test 'Wearable' Artificial Kidney

    Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb,Director of the Kidney Research Institute and Professor of Medicine, is one of the lead researchers on the first U.S. clinical trial of a wearable artificial kidney. The trial will measure safety and performance of the device on patients with kidney failure.

    Read more in UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine NEWS.


  • Online Conference Calendar

    Friday, October 3rd

    AKI and Remote Ischemic Preconditioning: An Update
    Christine Hsu, MD, MS

  • Lupus Nephritis and Pregnancy
    Katrina Carli, MD
  • Biopsy Conference
  • Friday, October 10th

    From NCDS to ESCO, Highlights in ESRD Quality Improvement 1981-2014
    John Stivelman, MD

  • ED Management of Hyperkalemia
    Bairbre McNicholas, MD, PhD
  • Post CT Acute Kidney Inujury
    Martin Gunn MBChB
    Department of Radiology
  • Friday, October 17th

  • Beyond Phenomenology-Metabolics & CKD
    Eugene Rhee, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Massachusetts General
  • Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells to Model Kidney Disease Pathophysiology and Therapy
    Benjamin Freedman, PhD
    Instructor in Medicine
    Harvard University
  • Friday, October 24th

  • Fellowship Candidate Review
    Bilal Malik, MD
  • Friday, October 31st

  • Annual Pre-ASN Conference


stuart shankland md


Stuart Shankland, MD, MBA
Belding H. Scribner Endowed Chair of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Head, Division of Nephrology

Nephrology is the branch of internal medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney disease. The Division of Nephrology at the University of Washington is dedicated to providing excellent medical care for patients with hypertension, diabetic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, acute and chronic renal failure, and for kidney transplantation through research and education. Our distinguished faculty are recognized leaders in the advancement of quality patient care as emerging science leads improvements in diagnostics and outcome of treatment. We have consistently been international leaders in cutting edge research, bringing innovations from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside. We are committed to training young doctors, and offer fellowship training programs in general nephrology, transplant nephrology and dialysis. We currently hold a National Institutes of Health Training Grant (T32) to provide exceptional training for graduates interested in a research career. We value partnership and collaboration, working side-by-side with outstanding facilities such as the Kidney Research Institute, the Northwest Kidney Centers, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the Fred Hutchinson Research Center. Please explore our website and get to know us better.

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