Bryan Kestenbaum

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, 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)

Genetic Variants Associated with Mineral Metabolism Traits in Chronic Kidney Disease.
(2022 May 19)
J Clin Endocrinol Metab
Laster ML, Rowan B, Chen HC, Schwantes-An TH, Sheng X, Friedman PA, Ikizler TA, Sinshiemer JS, Ix JH, Susztak K, de Boer IH, Kestenbaum B, Hung A, Moe SM, Perwad F, Robinson-Cohen C

Association of Proximal Tubular Secretory Clearance with Long-Term Decline in Cognitive Function.
(2022 Jul)
J Am Soc Nephrol 33(7): 1391-1401
Lidgard B, Bansal N, Zelnick LR, Hoofnagle A, Chen J, Colaizzo D, Dobre M, Mills KT, Porter AC, Rosas SE, Sarnak MJ, Seliger S, Sondheimer J, Tamura MK, Yaffe K, Kestenbaum B, CRIC Study Investigators.

Kidney Tubular Injury Biomarkers and Secretory Function in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure.
(2022 Mar)
Kidney Med 4(3): 100418
Kula AJ, Prince DK, Kestenbaum BR, Li S, O'Brien KD, Bansal N

Association of Clonal Hematopoiesis of Indeterminate Potential with Worse Kidney Function and Anemia in Two Cohorts of Patients with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease.
(2022 May)
J Am Soc Nephrol 33(5): 985-995
Vlasschaert C, McNaughton AJM, Chong M, Cook EK, Hopman W, Kestenbaum B, Robinson-Cohen C, Garland J, Moran SM, Paré G, Clase CM, Tang M, Levin A, Holden R, Rauh MJ, Lanktree MB

A Heartwarming Role of the Proximal Tubules.
(2022 Feb)
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 17(2): 182-183
Granda ML, Kestenbaum B

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In the News

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