Dr. Shankland is the Division Head for the Division of Nephrology at the University of Washington
A nephrologist who directly cares for patients living with kidney disease, Dr. Shankland is an internationally recognized educator, and a National Institutes of Health funded leader in basic biomedical research dedicated to investigating glomerular disease at the bedside in order to ultimately benefit patients. He studies kidney regeneration, responses to kidney injury in disease, how potential therapies might impact outcomes at a molecular level, and how aging impacts kidney biology.
Dr. Shankland received his M.D. from the University of Cape Town Medical School in South Africa, completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Toronto in Canada. He received his M.B.A. from the University of Washington.
Dr. Shankland has served on numerous grant review committees and scientific advisory boards, and he has held leadership positions in many leading national and international nephrology societies, including currently serving as Treasurer for the International Society of Nephrology. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and Seminars in Nephrology, and is on the editorial board of Nephron Experimental Nephrology.
Dr. Shankland has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed publications.
National and International Responsibilities:
Editorial Board, Seminar in Nephrology, 2007-present
American Society of Nephrology Program Director Executive Committee, 2006-present
International Podocyte Conference Organizing Committee, 2004-present
Chair, International Podocyte Conference, 2004
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, NIH Consensus on Glomerular Disease,
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, International Congress of Nephrology,
American Society of Nephrology Scientific Program Committee, 2002
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, World Congress of Nephrology, 2001-04
Editorial Board, Kidney International, 2000-present