Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD
Professor
Division of Nephrology
The Joseph W. Eschbach Endowed Chair in Kidney Research
Director, Kidney Research Institute
Director, Center for Dialysis Innovation
Director, Kidney Precision Medicine Project

Faculty Information

Biography

National and International Responsibilities

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

2000 American Society of Nephrology Program Committee

2001 - 2004 American Society of Nephrology Post-Graduate Education Committee

2002 Board of Advisors, American Society of Nephrology

2002 - 2004 Chair, American Society of Nephrology Dialysis Advisory Group

2004 Co-Chair, American Society of Nephrology Research Retreat on Uremic Cardiovascular Toxicity

2006 - 2009 Chair, Public Policy Board (Council Liaison), American Society of Nephrology

2009 Fellow, American Society of Nephrology

2009 - 2016 Councilor, American Society of Nephrology

2014 - 2015 President, American Society of Nephrology

2013 Fellow, Royal College of Physicians

2012 International Society of Nephrology

2012 National Kidney Foundation

2012 Renal Physician’s Association

EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1999 - 2002 Editorial Board, Advances in Renal Replacement Therapy

1999 - 2009 Editorial Board, Kidney International

2001 Editorial Board, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

2001 - 2003 Editorial Board, NephSAP (American Society of Nephrology Self-Assessment Program)

2004 - 2007 Associate Editor, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

2009 Editorial Board, BMC Medicine

2009 North American Editor for Dialysis and Renal Transplantation, Faculty of 1000 in Medicine

2010 Lead Editor, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantation: A Companion to Brenner and Rector’s “The Kidney” – 3rd Edition

2011 Editorial Board, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

2010 Managing Editor, Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology 4th Edition

2012 - 2018 Editorial Board, Faculty of 1000 in Research

2018 Lead Editor, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantation: A Companion to Brenner and Rector’s “The Kidney” – 4th Edition

2018 - present Editorial BoardEditorial Board, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

SPECIAL NATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1995 - 1998 National Kidney Foundation Scientific Advisory Board

1996 - 2002 NIDDK Special Emphasis Review Panels

1997 - 2005 New England Organ Bank Board of Trustees

1999 Renal Physicians Association Program Committee

2001 - 2005 New England Organ Bank Executive Committee

2000 - 2008 Steering Committee, Dialysis Access Consortium, NIDDK

2002 NIDDK Special Emphasis Review Panel

2002 - 2005 Chairman, New England Organ Bank Board of Trustees

2002 ABIM Subspecialty Board on Nephrology

2003 - 2008 External Review Committee, KEEP Program, National Kidney Foundation

2004 - 2008 Scientific Advisory Board, Satellite Health Care Research Foundation

2005 NIH Bioengineering Research Partnerships Study Section

2006 Ad Hoc reviewer, NIH Hemostasis and Thrombosis Study Section, NIH Bioengineering Research Partnerships Study Section

2007 NIDDK Study Section (R21 applications in nephrology)

2007 External Advisory Committee, UT Southwestern George O’Brien Kidney Research Center

2008 Co-Chair, Conference on Prediction, Progression, and Outcomes in Older Adults, cosponsored by the NIDDK, National Institute on Aging, ASN, and ASP

2008 Faculty, 17 International Course on Hemodialysis

2008 Steering Committee, Cleveland Clinic Workshop on Innovation in Uremia Therapy

2008 - 2010 Medical Advisory Board, Nephrion, Inc.

2009 Voting Member, Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Advisory Panel to the Food and Drug Administration

2009 Conference on Acute Kidney Injury in the Elderly - Steering Committee, co-sponsored by the NIDDK, National Institute on Aging, ASN, and ASP

2010 NIH Director's Pioneer Awards, Reviewer and Moderator

2010 NIDDK, Targeting Inflammation using Salsalate in Type 2 Diabetes (TINSAL-T2D) study, Consultant, Data Safety Monitoring Board Member

2010 - Councilor, American Society of Nephrology

2012 NIDDK Panel Review, George O’Brien Kidney Research Core Centers

2013 Board of Directors, Kidney Health Initiative

2014 - 2015 President, American Society of Nephrology

2018 Standing member, NIDDK DDK-D Study Section

2018 Member, Hemodialysis Novel Therapies Steering Committee

2018 Member, Hemodialysis Novel Therapies Safety Committee

SPECIAL LOCAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

2001 - 2005 Chairman, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Maine Medical Center

2001 - 2005 Executive Committee, Medical Staff, Maine Medical Center

2004 Co-Chair, Maine Medical Center Research Strategic Plan

2005 Co-Chair, Maine Medical Center Research Strategic Plan Steering Committee

2010 Member, Search Committee for Associate Chair of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington

2010 - 2016 Member, Department of Medicine, Appointments and Promotions Committee, University of Washington

2010 - 2013 Council on Research and Graduate Education, School of Medicine, University of Washington

2013 Member, Faculty Search Committee, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

2013 Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Division of Nephrology, Kidney Research Institute

2013 - 2017 Member, Life Center NW Governing Board

2016 Member, Data Monitoring Committee

2018 Member,  ASSESS Publications and Presentations Committee

2018 Member, ASSESS Biomarker Partners Committee

 

Education & Training: 
Nephrology Fellowship
Maine Medical Center
Portland, ME
1988
Nephrology Fellowship
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
1986-1988
Medicine Residency
Maine Medical Center
Portland, ME
1984-1986
Medical Internship
Maine Medical Center
Portland, ME
1983-1984
Medical School
George Washington University
Washington, DC
1979-1983
Honors: 
Donald W. Seldin Award, National Kidney Foundation
2017
Best Doctors in America
2012-2013
US News & World Report, Top Doctors
2012-2013
Elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
2012
National Kidney Foundation J. Michael Lazarus Award for Excellence in Dialysis Research
2012
National Registry of Who’s Who
2011
Who’s Who in America, Science and Engineering
2011
Paul Teschan Lectureship, Vanderbilt University Medical School
2011
John Harrington Lectureship, School of Medicine, Tufts University
2011
Best Doctors in America
2009-2010
Department of Medicine Award for Teaching Excellence
1998
Department of Medicine Award for Teaching Excellence
1991