Bryan Kestenbaum

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Medicine - Nephrology



MD <unknown>, 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)

Assessment of kidney proximal tubular secretion in critical illness.
(2021 Apr 22)
JCI Insight
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

Association Between Kidney Clearance of Secretory Solutes and Cardiovascular Events: The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study.
(2021 Jan 7)
Am J Kidney Dis
Chen Y, Zelnick LR, Huber MP, Wang K, Bansal N, Hoofnagle AN, Paranji RK, Heckbert SR, Weiss NS, Go AS, Hsu CY, Feldman HI, Waikar SS, Mehta RC, Srivastava A, Seliger SL, Lash JP, Porter AC, Raj DS, Kestenbaum BR, CRIC Study Investigators.

Association of tubular solute clearances with the glomerular filtration rate and complications of chronic kidney disease: the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort study.
(2020 Nov 17)
Nephrol Dial Transplant
Chen Y, Zelnick LR, Wang K, Katz R, Hoofnagle AN, Becker JO, Hsu CY, Go AS, Feldman HI, Mehta RC, Lash JP, Waikar SS, Hamm L, Chen J, Shafi T, Kestenbaum BR, CRIC Study Investigators.

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In the News

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