Faculty

Bryan Kestenbaum

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

206-685-7343
brk@uw.edu

Education

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

Contact

206-685-7343
brk@uw.edu

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)

Cadherin-11, Sparc-related modular calcium binding protein-2, and Pigment epithelium-derived factor are promising non-invasive biomarkers of kidney fibrosis.
(2021 May 27)
Kidney Int
Schmidt IM, Colona MR, Kestenbaum BR, Alexopoulos LG, Palsson R, Srivastava A, Liu J, Stillman IE, Rennke HG, Vaidya VS, Wu H, Humphreys BD, Waikar SS, Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP).

An Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry.
(2021 Jun 1)
J Am Soc Nephrol 32(6): 1275-1278
Butler CR, O'Hare AM, Kestenbaum BR, Sayre GG, Wong SPY

Assessment of kidney proximal tubular secretion in critical illness.
(2021 May 24)
JCI Insight 6(10):
Bhatraju PK, Chai XY, Sathe NA, Ruzinski J, Siew ED, Himmelfarb J, Hoofnagle AN, Wurfel MM, Kestenbaum BR

Comparison of host endothelial, epithelial and inflammatory response in ICU patients with and without COVID-19: a prospective observational cohort study.
(2021 Apr 19)
Crit Care 25(1): 148
Bhatraju PK, Morrell ED, Zelnick L, Sathe NA, Chai XY, Sakr SS, Sahi SK, Sader A, Lum DM, Liu T, Koetje N, Garay A, Barnes E, Lawson J, Cromer G, Bray MK, Pipavath S, Kestenbaum BR, Liles WC, Fink SL, West TE, Evans L, Mikacenic C, Wurfel MM

The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis individual response to vitamin D trial: Building a randomized clinical trial into an observational cohort study.
(2021 Apr)
Contemp Clin Trials 103(): 106318
de Boer IH, Prince DK, Williams K, Allen NB, Burke GL, Hoofnagle AN, Hsu S, Li X, Liu KJ, McClelland RL, Michos ED, Psaty BM, Shea SJ, Rice KM, Rotter JI, Siscovick DS, Tracy RP, Watson KE, Kestenbaum BR

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In the News

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