Nephrology Oral History Project

A series of oral histories to entertain, preserve information, and promote research and education.

Interviews with seminal nephrologists and caregivers who provide oral documentation of renal-related healthcare from as early as the 1950s to the present:

  • Dr. Henry Tenchhoff, who developed the chronic Peritoneal Dialysis program with Dr. Fred Boen
  • Dr. Christopher Blagg, former Executive Director of the Northwest Kidney Centers
  • Jack Cole, the world's first dialysis technician
  • Dr. Robert Gutman, who trained under Dr. Scribner and cared for the first 3 chronic dialysis patients at UWMC
  • Joann Albers, who in 1960 was a 23 year old nurse at UW during the beginning of chronic kidney care in Seattle 
  • Many other nephrologists and caregivers give oral histories about the exciting discoveries in research and kidney care

Learn more and listen at Voice Expeditions - Nephrology Oral History Project