Contact Information:
Northwest Kidney Centers
700 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 292-2771
Fax:  (206) 860-5821

Education and Training:
Nephrology Fellowship (1981-84)
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard
Boston, MA

Medicine Residency
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA

Medical School (1974-78)
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Site of Practice:
Northwest Kidney Centers


John c. stivelman, MD

Professor Emeritus

Dr. John Stivelman retired as Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and Emeritus Cheif Medical Officer of the Northewest Kidney Centers in October 2015. He was recruited to the university in 1999 from Emory University in Atlanta. He led physicians and clinical staff through rapid growth and changes in dailysis, represented the University and Northwest Kidney Centers on the national scene, and ensured that we delivered innovative, high quality care.

Selected Publications:

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


  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2008
  • Best Doctors in America, 2005, 2002
  • Best Doctors in Seattle, 2002

National and International Responsibilities

  • Chair, Board of Directors, Northwest Renal Network (ESRD Network 16 AK, WA,
    OR, ID, MT), 2007-present
  • ASN Postgraduate Education Committee, 2006-present
  • USRDS (United States Renal Data Systems) External Advisory Committee, 2004-07
  • Chair, ASN/RPA Joint Committee on Physician Accountability (now Clinical Practices
    Committee), 2001-04

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