School of Public Health

Kestenbaum, Bryan

Bryan R. Kestenbaum

Professor, Medicine - Nephrology
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology


MD University of Massachusetts, 1995
MS Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2002
BS Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, 1991

Contact Info

University of Washington
Office BB1255
Box 359606
Kidney Research Institute (KRI)
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Tel: 206-685-7343


Research Interests

Dr. Kestenbaum is a Nephrologist and Epidemiologist who studies the metabolic complications of kidney disease. His research group focuses on developing new methods for assessing kidney function, understanding the determinants and consequences of mineral metabolism disturbances, and investigating the impact of uremic toxins on skeletal muscle functioning. Their ongoing work spans large cohort studies to hands-on translational research within the Kidney Research Institute, a clinical and translational unit that houses a critical mass of investigators, study personnel, and staff.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Kestenbaum is the course chair for the medical student Epidemiology and Biostatistics course at the University of Washington School of Medicine.


In The News

Exercise May Slow Decline in Kidney Function
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 12/12/2013

Researchers determine Vitamin D blood level for reducing major medical risks in older adults
UW Today, 05/21/2012