Dr. Stuart Shankland
Professor
Division of Nephrology
Head, Division of Nephrology
Belding H. Scribner Endowed Chair of Medicine
Sites of Practice: 
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information

Biography

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,
2004-05

Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, International Congress of Nephrology,
2002-05

American Society of Nephrology Scientific Program Committee, 2002

Associate Editor, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 2001-06

Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, World Congress of Nephrology, 2001-04

Editorial Board, Kidney International, 2000-present

Education & Training: 
Master of Business Administration
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
2010
Nephrology Fellowship
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON Canada
1994
Medicine Residency
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON Canada
1991
Medical School
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
1983
Honors: 
Fellow, American Heart Association (FAHA)
2006
Member, Assoication of American Physicians
2006
Fellow, American Society of Nephrology (FASN)
2005
Member, American Society for Clinical Investigators
2000
Fellow, American Chandlos Award, British Renal Association
1998
University of Toronto Post-Graduate Fellowship Award (The Chisolm Memorial Award), Canada
1992