Bansal-Nisha
Associate Professor
Division of Nephrology
Director, Nephrology Clinical and Research Education
Director, Kidney Heart Service
Arthur Stach Family Endowed Professor
Sites of Practice: 
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information

Biography

Nisha Bansal MD MAS is an Associate Professor and the Arthur Stach Family Endowed Professor in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Washington (UW). She is also an investigator in the Kidney Research Institute, the Director of Nephrology Clinical and Research Education and the Director of the Kidney-Heart Service at UW. Dr. Bansal completed college at Brown University, her medical degree at the University of Connecticut and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Research at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Tufts Medical Center, followed by completion of nephrology fellowship at UCSF.  Dr. Bansal’s clinical and research expertise is in hypertension and the intersection of kidney and heart disease. 

Education & Training: 
Master of Advanced Studies, Clinical Research
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
2010
Nephrology Fellowship
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
2010
Medicine Residency
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA
2006
Medical School
University of Connecticut
Farmington, CT
2003
Honors: 
Induction into the American Society of Clinical Investigation
2022
Distinguished Researcher Award, American Society of Nephrology
2020
Arthur Stach Family Endowed Professorship
2019
UW Housestaff Scholarship Mentor Award
2018
UW Fialkow Scholars Award
2016
Mentored Career Development Award, NIDDK
2010-2015
American Kidney Fund Clinical Scientist in Nephrology
2008-2010
Introduction to the Arnold P. Gold Foundation
2009
Tufts Medical Center Outstanding Resident Teacher Award
2006
Contact
Phone: 
(206) 543-3792
Mailing Address: 
Kidney Research Institute
Division of Nephrology
325 Ninth Avenue
Box 359606
Seattle, WA 98104
Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Dr. Bansal’s work focuses on advancing the understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease among the high-risk and growing population of patients with chronic kidney disease, for whom cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality.  Dr. Bansal’s research program consists of clinical, patient-oriented studies to understand the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrythmias and heart failure in patients with chronic kidney disease and those treated with dialysis. She has published extensively in top journals and her work has been cited in clinical practice guidelines and at national meetings. Dr. Bansal continues to have an active grant portfolio with continuous NIH funding since her nephrology fellowship. She has played an important role in mentoring locally and nationally through multiple leadership positions. She has been a significant contributor to national societies including the American Society of Nephrology and the American Heart Association. 

Clinical Interests: 

Hypertension, cardiac arrythmias and heart failure in patients with chronic kidney disease and those treated with dialysis.

Publications