In the News

  • Gene-edited Kidney Organoids Re-Create Human Disease

    Division of Nephrology Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dr. Beno Freedman, and colleagues have, for the first time, successfully grown mini-kidney organoids from pluripotent stem cells and then used a gene-editing technique to engineer the organoids with genetic changes linked to kidney disease, re-creating kidney disease in a petri dish and paving the way for personalized kidney regeneration and drug testing. Dr. Freedman joined the Division of Nephrology at the University of Washington in July 2015 and conducts stem cell research at the South Lake Union campus in downtown Seattle.

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  • Online Conference Calendar

    November 6th

  • ASN in San Diego
    No Renal Grand Rounds
  • November 13th

  • Division Faculty Meeting
    No Renal Grand Rounds
  • November 20th

  • Timing of Renal Replacement Therapy in Acute Kidney Injury
    MJ Kim, MD
  • Single Cell Profiling of Kidney Cells
    Akio Kobayashi, PhD
  • Eclampsia - Prevention and Management
    Thomas Easterling, MD
    Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • November 27th

  • Thanksgiving Holiday
    No Renal Grand Rounds
  • December 4th

  • TBD
    Anu Nair, MD
  • TBD
    Kimberly Muczynski, MD, PhD
  • Biopsy Conference
  • December 11th

  • TBD
    Ke Wang, MD
  • TBD
    Bryan Kestenbaum, MD, MS
  • Osteoporosis in Nephrology Patients
    Susan Ott, MD
    Professor of Medicine
  • December 18th

  • TBD
    Kelly Mazurek, MD
  • TBD
    Chris Johnson, MD
  • Dialysis Innovations
    Suhail Ahmad, MD
  • December 25th

  • Christmas Holiday
    No Renal Grand Rounds


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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