Bryan R. Kestenbaum M.D., M.S. Accepting new patients

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Kidney care (nephrology)




Bryan Kestenbaum, M.D., is a board certified nephrologist and epidemiologist at the UW Kidney Research Institute and a UW professor of Medicine and Nephrology and an adjunct professor of Epidemiology. Dr. Kestenbaum also chairs the UW Medical School course in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 

Dr. Kestenbaum is an expert in the metabolic complications of chronic kidney. He leads a clinical research group that actively investigates chronic kidney disease and holds several National Institutes of Health grants. He is grateful to be a physician at Harborview Medical Center, surrounded by world-class experts across many medical disciplines.

Dr. Kestenbaum earned his M.D. from the University of Massachusetts. He is board certified in Nephrology and is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.

Personal Interests

Outside of medicine and research Dr. Kestenbaum enjoys music, reading, photography, golf and coaching kids sports.

Univ. of Washington, School of Public Health & Community Medicine

Master, 2002

Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School

Medical education, 1995

UW - Division of Nephrology

Fellowship, Nephrology

Univ. of Cincinnati College of Medicine


Univ. of Cincinnati College of Medicine



Board Certifications
  • Nephrology, 2002, American Board of Internal Medicine