Contact Information:
Kidney Resarch Institute
Division of Nephrology
Box 359606
325 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 685-7343
Fax:  (206) 685-9399

Education and Training:
Master of Epidemiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Nephrology Fellowship
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Medicine Residency
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Medical School (1991-95)
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, WA

Site of Practice:
Harborview Medical Center


bryan kestenbaum MD, MS

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Clinical Interests

  • Complications of chronic kidney disease
  • Disorders of calcium, phosphate, vitamin D, and PTH
  • Acute renal failure

Research Interests

  • Vascular calcification
  • Kidney specific mechansims for cardiovascular risk
  • Mineral metabolism disturbances

Current Research

  • Examining the association of mineral metabolism markers with coronary calcification and cardiovascular events
  • Evaluating relationship of vitamin D therapies with cardiovascular risk
  • Subtle kidney disease as a risk factor for essential hypertension

Learn more about Bryan Kestenbaum's research

Selected Publications:

Pub Med provides a list of Dr. Kestenbaum's recent research publications


  • Course Chair, Human Biology 530: Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Medicine


  • Fialkow Award, 2009

National Responsibilities

  • Reviewer, Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Reviewer, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
  • Reviewer, Kidney International
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Kidney Disease
  • Reviewer, Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation
  • Reviewer, Heart
  • NIH study section, special emphasis panel: R21 awards for pilot research in kidney and urologic disease
  • Renal workings group member, Cardiovascular Health Study and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
  • Member, American Society of Nephrology
  • Member, Northwest Renal Society

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