The Kidney Research Institute, a collaboration between Northwest Kidney Centers and University of Washington Medicine, aims to become a world leader in research on early detection, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.
Based at Harborview Medical Center, the Kidney Research Institute is unique in that it focuses solely on kidney disease.
It follows the translational research model in which findings from patient treatments in the clinic inform scientific investigations in the lab, and vice versa.
Started with major support from Northwest Kidney Centers, it builds on the heritage of kidney achievements made in Seattle since maintenance dialysis was made possible here in 1960.
Donor support will pave the way for advances that transform the lives of people with kidney disease.
Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD attended the George Washington University School of Medicine. Following internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Maine Medical Center, he pursued research training in nephrology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard, and further clinical training at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Since then, while establishing a research career of international stature, he has served as Director of the Maine Medical Center transplant program and as its interim Chief of Medicine and Associate Chair for Research.
Recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in the area of dialysis, Dr. Himmelfarb has made significant contributions to leading renal societies and foundations, served as chair of the American Society of Nephrology Dialysis Advisory Group and served on the board of advisors to the American Society of Nephrology. He has served on numerous editorial boards, including Kidney International and the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and is currently chair of the Public Policy Board for the American Society of Nephrology.
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• Nearly 200 people attended a Kidney Research Institute open house on Oct. 20, 2010. Click here to see photos from this event.
• A reception on Oct. 23, 2008, welcomed Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb. See a photo slideshow here.