In the News

  • Congratulations
    ASN President-Elect

    Congratulations to our Kidney Research Institute director, Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb, who will become president of the American Society of Nephrology Nov. 15. ASN, which represents nearly 15,000 physicians, researchers, nurses, and other health professionals, is the world's largest professional society devoted to the study of kidney disease. As president, together with its Board of Advisors, Dr. Himmelfarb will lead the organization as it continues to focus on educating health professionals, advancing research and advocating for the highest quality of care for patients.

    Read more in ASN Kidney News.


  • Online Conference Calendar

    Friday, May 1st

  • 8a-9a
    Transition of Care in CKD: A New USRDS Special Study and Incremental Hemodialysis
    Kam Kalantar, MD, PhD, MPH
    Professor of Medicine
    University of California, Irvine
  • 9a-10a
    Biopsy Conference
  • Friday, May 8th

  • Telenephrology in the Pacific Northwest, An Update
    Raimund Pichler, MD
  • Biomarkers and Acute Kidney Injury
    Cassie Robinson-Cohen, PhD
  • mTOR in the Parietal Epithelial Cell Response to Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
    Bairbre McNicholas, MD, PhD
  • Friday, May 15th

  • Division Faculty Meeting
  • Friday, May 22nd

  • QI Presentations
    Division of Nephrology Fellows
  • Friday, May 29th

  • Yoshio Hall, MD, MS
  • Population-Level┬áCKD Screening: Challenges, Benefits, Steps Forward
    Bernadette Thomas, MD, MS
  • Transplant Fellow Review
    Christopher Johnson, MD
  • Friday, Jun 5th

  • End of Year Address
    Stuart Shankland, MD, MBA


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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