Contact Information:
VA Puget Sound Health Care, Renal Dialysis Unit
Building 100, S-111-RDU
1660 S. Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: (206) 277-3012
Fax:  (206) 764-2022
rpichler@u.washington.edu

Education and Training:
Nephrology Fellowship (2000-03)
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Medicine Residency
(1998-2000)
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Medicine Residency
(1996-98)
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Post Doctoral Research Fellowship (1993-96)
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Medical School (1993)
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Site of Practice:
VA Puget Sound

Raimund pichler MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Clinical Interests

  • Diabetic kidney disease
  • Renal failure in patients with liver disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney transplantation

Research Interests

  • Developing guidelines for the evaluation of patients with ESLD and concomitant renal failure
  • Mechanisms of tubulointerstitial injury
  • Experimental models of renal disease

Current Research

  • Role of renal biopsy in evaluating liver transplant candidates with concomitant renal failure
  • Development of an albumin-dialysis system for the treatment of patients with ESLD (with Dr. Suhail Ahmad)

Selected Publications:

Pub Med provides a list of Dr. Pichler's recent research publications (search Pichler R)

Awards

  • UW Medical Center Service Excellence Award, University of Washington, Fall Qtr 2009

National and International Responsibilities

  • Member, ASTS/AST Combined Kidney/Liver Transplant Consensus Conference
  • President, Northwest Renal Society
  • Member, American Society of Nephrology
  • Member, International Society of Nephrology
  • Member, Washington State Medical Association

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