In the News

  • Faculty Promotions 2013

    Promotion to a higher academic rank signifies sustained excellence in teaching, research, and/or patient care. The UW School of Medicine announced the academic promotion of 102 UW Medicine regular faculty members and 147 UW Medicine clinical and affiliate faculty members, effective July 1, 2013. The following Division of Nephrology faculty members were promoted.

  • Associate Professor
    Yoshio Hall, MD, MS
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
    Niamh Kieran, MD, PhD
    Hien Pham, MD
  • Congratulations and thank you. Your contributions to UW Medicine make a profound difference for our patients, students and trainees and for the future of healthcare.


  • Online Conference Calendar

    September 6th

  • "Nephrology Procedures Debate,"
    Rudy Rodriguez, MD vs. Stuart Shankland, MD
  • Biopsy Conference
  • September 13th

  • "The Global Burden of Maintenance Dialysis,"
    Bernadette Thomas, MD

  • Suhail Ahmad, MD

  • Bryan Kestenbaum, MD
  • September 20th

  • "Timing the Initiation of Maintenance Dialysis: Have We Made Any Progress?"
    Matt Rivara, MD

  • Liz Kendrick MD
  • "Mitochondrial dysfunction in the development and progression of chronic kideny disease,"
    Jeremy Duffield, MD, PhD
  • September 27th

  • Faculty Meeting


  • MedHub
  • HuBio 562
    Urinary Systems



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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