Division of Nephrology
Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Scribner Kidney Center
Interim Medical Director, Harborview Kidney Clinic
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center

Faculty Information


International and National Responsibilities:

Editorial Board & Acting Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Kidney Diseases  (2016−present)

NIH Ad Hoc Review, Population Sciences and Epidemiology IRG, Special Emphasis Panels  ZDK1 GRB-S, GRB-N, ZRG1 RPHB-R (2015−present) 

Member & former Chair, Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Program Committee, American Kidney Fund (2017−present)

Board of Trustees & Chair, Medical Affairs Committee, American Kidney Fund (2017−2019)

Editorial Board, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (2013−2016)

Guest Editor, Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease: Socioeconomics, Disparities, and the Kidney (2014−2015)



Education & Training: 
Master of Science, Epidemiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Nephrology Fellowship
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Advanced Training in Clinical Research
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Internal Medicine Residency
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Teacher of the Year, University of Washington, Division of Nephrology
NIH/NIDDK Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award
Satellite Healthcare Norman Coplon Grant Award
American Kidney Fund, Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Award
Alpha Omega Alpha
(206) 744-8998
Mailing Address: 
Harborview Medical Center
Division of Nephrology
Box #359606
325 Ninth Avenue
Room 3NJ354
Seattle, WA 98104
Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Structure, process and outcome of chronic kidney diseases in underserved populations
  • Palliative and end-of-life care in end-stage renal disease
  • Population health, predictive modeling, and machine learning in chronic kidney diseases


Clinical Interests: 
  • Pathogenesis and progression of hyperfiltrative diseases of the kidney
  • Pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy