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)

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

A National Survey of Conservative Kidney Management Practices for Patients who Forgo Kidney Replacement Therapy.
(2024 Jan 23)
Chotivatanapong J, Prince DK, Davison SN, Kestenbaum BR, Oestreich T, Wong SPY

Predicting complex kidney drug handling using a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic model informed by biomarker-estimated secretory clearance and blood flow.
(2024 Jan)
Clin Transl Sci 17(1): e13678
Granda ML, Huang W, Yeung CK, Isoherranen N, Kestenbaum B

Associations of Biomarkers of Tubular Injury and Inflammation with Biopsy Features in Type 1 Diabetes.
(2023 Oct 23)
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 19(1): 44-55
Limonte CP, Prince DK, Hoofnagle AN, Galecki A, Hirsch IB, Tian F, Waikar SS, Looker HC, Nelson RG, Doria A, Mauer M, Kestenbaum BR, de Boer IH

The Interaction of Acute Kidney Injury with Resuscitation Strategy in Sepsis: A Secondary Analysis of a Multicenter, Phase 3, Randomized Clinical Trial (CLOVERS).
(2023 Dec 15)
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 208(12): 1335-1338
Khader A, Zelnick LR, Sathe NA, Kestenbaum BR, Himmelfarb J, Johnson NJ, Shapiro NI, Douglas IS, Hough CL, Bhatraju PK

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In the News

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