Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD
(Nephrology & CDI Co-Director)

Jonathan Himmelfarb is Co-Director of the UW Center for Dialysis Innovation, Director of the Kidney Research Institute, Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, and holds the Joseph W. Eschbach M.D. Endowed Chair in Kidney Research at UW. He is a leading expert on uremia, altered metabolism in kidney disease, and in hemodialysis.  He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and the American Society of Nephrology, and has held leadership roles in multiple NIH funded consortia, including the NIDDK Kidney Precision Medicine Project and the NCATS Tissue Chips Consortium. Dr. Himmelfarb has held leadership positions in many national and international nephrology organizations, including serving as President of the ASN in 2014-2015. He has served on expert panels for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Veterans Health Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other organizations.

Research Interests:
  • Oxidative stress and inflammation in chronic kidney disease
  • Biomarkers of cardiovascular risk in kidney disease
  • Dialysis vascular access
  • Mechanisms of proteinuria
Education & Training: Nephrology Fellowship (1988-89), Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
Nephrology Fellowship (1986-88), Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Medicine Residency (1983-86), Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
Medical School (1979-83), George Washington University, Washington, DC
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