In the News

  • Faculty Spotlights

  • In this video by the National Kidney Foundation, Dr. Benjamin Freedman, Assistant Professor, talks about exciting advancements in how stem cells from patients can be used to create new kidney tissues and develop new treatments for kidney disease.

  • Congratulations to Clinical Associate Professor, Dr. Leah Haseley, for being recognized as one of Seattle's top doctors in the Feb 2016 issue of Seattle Magazine's Top Doctors.


  • Online Conference Calendar

    February 5th

  • Nephrotoxin-related AKI Surveillance at Seattle Children’s (QI)
    Karyn Yonekawa, MD
  • Chronic kidney disease and obesity modify the performance of insulin sensitivity indices
    Iram Ahmad, MD
  • Biopsy Conference
  • February 12th

  • Using the Electronic Health Record as a Biomarker: Predicting AKI Before it Happens
    Mike Semanik, MD
  • Illuminating Kidney Disease
    Neal Paragas, PhD
  • February 19th

  • Effect of mTOR Inhibition on PEC Activity in FSGS
    Bairbre McNicholas, MD, PhD
  • Integrating Palliative Care in the Dialysis Facility: A First Step Towards Primary Palliative Care
    Daniel Lam, MD
  • Update on Glomerular Repair
    Stuart Shankland, MD, MBA
  • February 26th

  • TBD
    Andrew Brookens, MD
  • Point of Care CKD Screening in the Caribbean: Trials, Tribulations, and Opportunities
    Bessie Young, MD, MPH
  • New-fangled Diabetes Medications: Use in CKD Patients and Effects on the Kidney
    Ian de Boer, MD, MS


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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