Tuttle-K
Clinical Professor
Division of Nephrology
Executive Director for Research, Providence Health Care
Regional Co-Principal Investigator, Institute of Translational Health Sciences

Faculty Information

Biography

National and International Responsibilities:

University of Alaska, Board Member, Transformative Research in Metabolism (TRiM) President Professors Program, 2020-present
 
Weill Cornell Medicine|NewYork Presbyterian, Member, Technical Expert Panel (TEP) for Diabetic Kidney Disease, 2020
 
Scientific Success Committee, Institute of Translational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Member, 2019-present
 
Regional Executive Committee, Institute of Translational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Chair, 2019-present
 

Co-Chair, National Kidney Foundation Workshop SGLT2 Inhibitors in DKD, 2019

EMPA-KIDNEY Study, Oxford University, Clinical Trials Service Unit, Member, Steering Committee, 2018-present
 
Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), Member, KDIGO Management of Diabetes & CKD Guideline Work Group, 2018-present
 
Diabetic Kidney Disease Task Force Member, ASN, 2018
 
Member, 79th ADA Scientific Sessions Program Committee for Nephropathy, 2018
 
University of Washington Institute of Translational Health Sciences Regional Collaborations Program, Member, Selection Committee for the KL2 Program, 2018
 
University of Washington School of Medicine / Gonzaga University, Member, Regional Health Partnership Research Task Force, 2017-present
 
Member, ADA Scientific Sessions Nephropathy Subcommittee, 2017
 
Kidney Health Initiative, Chair, Program Committee for 5th Annual Kidney Health Initiative Stakeholders Meeting, 2016-2017
 
Northwest Participant and Clinical Interactions Research Center Network, Institute of Translational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Network Director, 2016-present
 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Strategy on Patient-Oriented Research (SPO), Member, Can-SOLVE CKD International Research Advisory
Committee (CIRAC), 2016
 
ISN World Congress of Nephrology Scientific Program Committee, Co-Chair, 2015-2017
 
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Member, CureGN, Publications and Presentations Committee, 2015-present
 
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Chair, ICD-PIECES, Data Safety Monitoring Board, 2015-present
 
University of Washington Institute of Translational Health Sciences Regional Collaborations Program, Co-Principal Investigator, 2015-present
 
University of Washington Institute of Translational Health Sciences Regional Collaborations Program, Chair, Regional Advisory Workgroup, 2015-present
 
University of Washington Institute of Translational Health Sciences Regional Collaborations Program, Director, Northwest Participant and Clinical Interactions Network. 2015-present
 
Providence Health & Services, Member, Research Leadership Council, 2015-present
 
Providence Health & Services, Member, Executive Committee, 2015-present
 

Co-Chair 2017 World Congress of Nephrology Scientific Program Committee, 2015-2017

National Kidney Foundation, Member, Steering Committee for the TACKLE Study, 2015

American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week, 2015 Member, Program Committee, 2015
 
Kidney Health Initiative, Member, Board of Directors, ASN representative, 2014-2019
 
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Diabetes Education Program, Member, STOP-DKD, Data Safety Monitoring Board, 2014-present
 
National Kidney Foundation,  Member, Research Program Task Force, 2014
 
Member, ASN-XPrize Visioneering Workgroup, 2014
 
Co-Chair, Consensus Conference on Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes, 2014
 
Member, ASN Nominating Committee, 2013-14
 
Veterans Administration, Department of Defense Chairperson, 2013 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program, 2013
 
Chair, Translating Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Research into Improved Clinical Outcomes - The Science of Type 2 Translation (T2) Committee, National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), 2010-present.
 

Associate Editor, Clinical Journal for the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), 2010-present.

Member, Post-Graduate Education Committee, American Society of Nephrology, 2010-present

Member, Narins Award Committee and Peters Award Committee, ASN, 2010-2012

Member, Scribner Award Committee, ASN, 2009-2012

Member, Data Safety Monitoring Board, Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study Group NEPHRON-D Trial, 2009-2013
 

Chair, Health Care Provider Work Group, National Diabetes Education Program, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease, 2007-present, (Member 2004-present).

Member, Planning Committee, Proteinuria as a Surrogate Outcome in Chronic Kidney Disease, National Kidney Foundation and United States Food and Drug Adminsitration Consensus Panel, 2007-present.

Member, Operations and Steering Committees for the CORAL Trial, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 2006-present.

Chair, Risk Factor Committee, Cardiovascular Outcomes in Renal Atherosclerotic Lesions (CORAL) Trial, 2006-present.

Co-Chair, Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Workgroup, National Kidney Foundation-Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI), 2003-present.

Spokane Society of Internal Medicine, President, 2003

Spokane Society of Internal Medicine, Chair, Program Committee, 2003

Spokane Society of Internal Medicine, Chair, Update in Internal Medicine, 2003

Institutional Review Board-Spokane; Spokane, Washington, 1999-2012

Spokane Society of Internal Medicine, Member, Program Committee, 1999-2002

Member, Consensus Panel on Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Diabetes, National Kidney Foundation, 1999.

Member, Exectuive Council on Hypertension, National Kidney Foundation, 1998-present.

Institutional Review Board-Spokane; Spokane, Washington, Member, 1995-2012
 
Education & Training: 
Nephrology Fellowship
University of Texas Health Sciences Center
San Antonio, TX
1988
Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
1986
Medicine Residency
Northwestern University Medical School
Chicago, IL
1985
Medical School
Northwestern University Medical School
Chicago, IL
1982
Honors: 
Alpha Omega Alpha
1986
Outstanding Clinical Faculty, Internal Medicine-Spokane
1992
Woman of Distinction: Girl Scouts Inland Empire Council
2000
Fellowship: American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine
2001
Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology
2004
YWCA Woman of Achievement Award in Science
2009
Alpha Omega Alpha Clinical Faculty Award, University of Washington School of Medicine
2012
Florence Ettleson Memorial Lecture at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Providence Portland Medical Center
2013
Allen I. White Distinguished Lectureship Lecture at Washington State University College of Pharmacy
2014
Robert & Elaine Collins Lectureship at University of Colorado School of Medicine
2015
Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame Honoree for Health, Medicine, and Science
2015
Fellow of the National Kidney Foundation
2016
National Kidney Foundation (NKF) - Garabed Eknoyan Award – For exceptional contributions to clinical research and key initiativesof NKF
2017
John T. Harrington, MD Endowed Professor and Lectureship, World Kidney Day, Tufts University School of Medicine
2018
Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame Inductee for Science, Health, and Medicine
2018
Gerald Schulman Endowed Professor and Lecturehsip, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2019
American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) Medal of Excellence Award
2020
Contact
Phone: 
(509) 474-4345
Mailing Address: 
Providence Medical Research Center 
104 W. 5th Avenue 
Suite 350E
Spokane, WA 99204 
Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Clinical and translational science for diabetes and chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetic kidney disease: cellular and molecular mechanisms, clinical research in novel therapeutic agents
  • Nutrition: cellular and molecular mechanisms of dietary protein-induced kidney damage, clinical research on optimal dietary interventions
  • Hypertension: clinical research in defining selection of therapeutic combinations
  • Renal vascular disease: randomized clinical trial of medical versus interventional strategy
Clinical Interests: 
  • Diabetic kidney disease
  • Hypertension
  • Renal vascular disease
  • Chronic kidney diseases
Publications