History

Chronology of Nephrology - University of Washington & Seattle

1960
Dr. Belding Scribner of the University of Washington developed the Scribner shunt.

1962
Dr. James Haviland helped establish the Seattle Artificial Kidney Center (now Northwest Kidney Centers), the 1st out-of-hospital outpatient dialysis treatment center in the world.

1970
Research by Dr. Henry Tenckhoff and Dr. Fred Boen resulted in peritoneal dialysis being offered by the Northwest Kidney Centers.

1979
Hickman catheter (double lumen silicone rubber Dacron cuffed catheter) developed for ambulatory home PN and chemotherapy.

1989
Northwest Kidney Centers first site for human studies on erythropoietin.

2008
Kidney Research Institute established.