We are passionate about all things related to kidney health and kidney research.

Mission and Vision


To improve patient outcomes through focused, cutting edge research and personalized clinical care.


We have built upon our history of innovation, boldness and collaboration, and continue to exemplify these values in an era of unprecedented change within the field of kidney care and research.

Clinical Care 

We serve a diverse patient population spanning across the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Harborview Medical Center, the University of Washington Medical Center, and UW Medicine Northwest. We seek to serve all patients with kidney disease, offering subspecialty expertise in dialysis, geriatrics, palliative care, glomerular disease, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and onco-nephrology. Our renowned kidney transplant program is one of only four programs in the nation with higher than expected patient survival. Our doctors are perennial winners of the Seattle Met’s Top Doctors awards, and many are regarded as national and international leaders in their fields. 

Research and collaboration

Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb and Dr. Ian de Boer

We are committed to bench-to-bedside (and back to bench) research to tackle important kidney diseases and related issues to improve patient outcomes and to guide policy develpment. We provide opportunities for our patients to participate in clinical trials, receive novel therapies, and inform the direction of our basic, translational and clinical kidney research. 


Our Nephrology Fellowship training program provides a fast-paced and hands-on educational experience modeled around deliberate inpatient experiences and subspecialty outpatient, dialysis and kidney transplant rotations. We provide focused mentoring to all of our trainees, and our Research Fellows have a strong track record of success making the transition from fellow to faculty. We are proud to have a NIH T-32 training grant for over 2 decades. We welcome and encourage medical students and residents on our clinical services.

Our weekly conferences allow faculty and fellows to learn from each other and to share knowledge with the nephrology community. National visiting speakers are part of the conference schedule throughout the academic year.


Help us succeed

With your generosity we will continue our robust research program and support of educational advancements for fellows and staff. Thank you!