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)

Bone mineral density and long-term progression of aortic valve and mitral annular calcification: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.
(2021 Aug 26)
Atherosclerosis
Massera D, Buzkova P, Bortnick AE, Owens DS, Mao S, Li D, De Boer IH, Kestenbaum BR, Budoff MJ, Kizer JR

Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Rifaximin Therapy for Lowering Gut-Derived Cardiovascular Toxins and Inflammation in CKD.
(2020 Nov)
Kidney360 1(11): 1206-1216
Kimber C, Zhang S, Johnson C, West RE 3rd, Prokopienko AJ, Mahnken JD, Yu AS, Hoofnagle AN, Ir D, Robertson CE, Miyazaki M, Chonchol M, Jovanovich A, Kestenbaum B, Frank DN, Nolin TD, Stubbs JR

Cadherin-11, Sparc-related modular calcium binding protein-2, and Pigment epithelium-derived factor are promising non-invasive biomarkers of kidney fibrosis.
(2021 Sep)
Kidney Int 100(3): 672-683
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

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In the News

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