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Incoming Fellows

Welcome to our incoming 2023-24 nephrology fellows

Drs. Casandra Chiao, Liz Kiernan, Mahlet Assefa, Megan Griffin, Gaoyuan Huang, and Manuel Rovira

2023-24 fellows

Fellow Welcome Event 2022

Fellows Welcome Party 2022

Summer fun at Dr. Mehrotra's home! Our annual Fellows Welcome Party took place on a beautiful Seattle day. We are geared up for the new academic year, with great things on the horizon.

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Drs. Lidgard and Granda

2022 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellows

Award recipients, Drs. Ben Lidgard and Michael Granda.

The Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program supports nephrology fellows who will advance the understanding of kidney biology and disease.

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Lauren Ring, MD

Dr. Lauren Ring, Nephrology Chief Fellow 2022-23

We are pleased to announce that Lauren Ring has accepted the position of Nephrology Chief Fellow for the upcoming academic year (2022-23). She was elected to the position by her fellow colleagues. Congratulations!

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2022-23 Incoming Fellows

Welcome to the incoming cohort of nephrology fellows! We are excited to have you join our team.

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Research News

Michelle Pengshung, MD

Dr. Michelle Pengshung research in CJASN

Dr. Michelle Pengshung is lead author of "Arterial Stiffness is Independently Associated with Acute Kidney Injury in SPRINT" in CJASN, Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology.

CJASN - Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology

Dr. Jasleen Ghuman

Dr. Jasleen Ghuman research in the Journal of Cardiac Failure

Dr. Jasleen Ghuman is lead author of “Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 and Exercise Capacity in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction” in the Journal of Cardiac Failure.

Journal of Cardiac Failure

Dr. Christine Limonte

Dr. Christine Limonte Awarded 2021-22 American Kidney Fund Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Fellow

The award, funded with generous support from Akebia Therapeutics, will begin on July 1, 2021. Congratulations! Your selection is a tribute to you, your mentorship team and your institution.

American Kidney Fund Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Fellow

Simon Hsu, MD

Dr. Simon Hsu - 2019 UWHA Grant Award Winner

Research paper "Impaired Vitamin D Catabolism as a Therapeutic Target in Chronic Kidney Disease" 

UW Housestaff Association Award Winner


2022 Graduates

2022 Fellow Graduation

Wishing our fellow graduates much success in their ongoing dedication to kidney health. Congratulations to Transplant Nephrology Fellow Dr. Ben Boonpheng, and Nephrology Fellows Drs. Jasleen Ghuman, Alex Hawkins, Laura Mayeda, Amol Patel, and Frances Tian.

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Congrats 2021 Graduates

Congratulations to our graduating fellows, Drs. Rasha Alawieh, Paris Barkan, Sandra Carias Zuniga, Mike Granda, Ben Lidgard, Roddy MacDonald, and Ryan Wong. 

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Fellowship Retreat 2021

Our annual retreats give fellows and core faculty the opportunity for fun and informal teambuilding and educational experiences. While retreats usually take place in person, this year's retreat was held virtually.

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Nephrology Graduation Through the Years

Take a look at our fellow graduating classes from the recent past.

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