Dr. Belding Scribner, of the University of Washington, developed the Scribner Shunt.
Dr. James Haviland helped establish the Seattle Artificial Kidney Center, the first outpatient dialysis treatment center in the world. Now called Northwest Kidney Centers.
Research by Dr. Henry Tenckhoff and Dr. Fred Boen resulted in peritoneal dialysis being offered by the Northwest Kidney Centers.
Dr. Robert O. Hickman, creator of the Hickman catheter (double lumen silicone rubber Dacron cuffed catheter). Developed for ambulatory home PN and chemotherapy.
Northwest Kidney Centers (NKC) was the first site for human studies on erythropoietin.
Kidney Research Institute (KRI) is established.
KRI chosen to engineer a kidney tissue chip to predict drug safety.
Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK) fast tracked by FDA after successful clinical trials at UWMC.