Stuart Shankland, M.D., M.B.A., F.R.C.P., is a board certified physician at the Medical Specialties Center at UWMC and UW Medicine’s head of Nephrology. He is also the UW’s Scribner Endowed Chair in Nephrology and a UW professor of Medicine.
Dr. Shankland believes that patients come first. The patients he sees typically have chronic, complicated kidney diseases, and therefore, it is critical that he partners with the patient, their family and their provider.
Dr. Shankland earned his M.D. at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He is a world leader in researching kidney diseases, where his NIH funded research studies kidney regeneration. He serves as the treasurer for the International Society of Nephrology and is a member of several national and international leadership committees related to kidney disease.
In his free time Dr. Shankland enjoys kite-boarding, snow-boarding, exercise and hanging with his family (wife and three grown kids).