Bryan Kestenbaum

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Medicine - Nephrology
David S. and Nayda Utterberg Endowed Professorship in Nephrology in Honor of Dr. Rajnish Mehrotra, Medicine - Nephrology



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



University of Washington
Office BB1255
Box 359606
Kidney Research Institute (KRI)
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

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.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Risk factors for hip and vertebral fractures in chronic kidney disease: the CRIC study.
(2024 May 2)
J Bone Miner Res 39(4): 433-442
Hsu S, Bansal N, Denburg M, Ginsberg C, Hoofnagle AN, Isakova T, Ix JH, Robinson-Cohen C, Wolf M, Kestenbaum BR, de Boer IH, Zelnick LR

Kidney Outcomes and Trajectories of Tubular Injury and Function in Critically Ill Persons with and without Coronavirus-2019.
(2024 Feb 28)
Res Sq
Granda ML, Tian F, Zelnick LR, Bhatraju PK, Wurfel MM, Hoofnagle A, Morrell E, Kestenbaum B

Clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential is associated with acute kidney injury.
(2024 Mar)
Nat Med 30(3): 810-817
Vlasschaert C, Robinson-Cohen C, Chen J, Akwo E, Parker AC, Silver SA, Bhatraju PK, Poisner H, Cao S, Jiang M, Wang Y, Niu A, Siew E, Van Amburg JC, Kramer HJ, Kottgen A, Franceschini N, Psaty BM, Tracy RP, Alonso A, Arking DE, Coresh J, Ballantyne CM, Boerwinkle E, Grams M, Zhang MZ, Kestenbaum B, Lanktree MB, Rauh MJ, Harris RC Jr, Bick AG

Podocytes from hypertensive and obese mice acquire an inflammatory, senescent, and aged phenotype.
(2024 Apr 1)
Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 326(4): F644-F660
McKinzie SR, Kaverina N, Schweickart RA, Chaney CP, Eng DG, Pereira BMV, Kestenbaum B, Pippin JW, Wessely O, Shankland SJ

Association of circulating fibroblast growth factor 21 levels with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.
(2024 Mar 1)
Clin Chim Acta 555(): 117799
Tucker WJ, Tucker B, Januszewski AS, Jenkins AJ, Keech AC, Kestenbaum BR, Allison MA, Rye KA, Ong KL

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In the News

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