Professor, Medicine - Nephrology
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
EducationMD University of Massachusetts, 1995
MS Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2002
BS Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, 1991
Kidney Research Institute (KRI)
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
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.
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