Stuart J. Shankland M.D., M.B.A., F.R.C.P. Accepting new patients

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Kidney care (nephrology), Primary care - internal medicine




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.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Shankland enjoys kite-boarding, snow-boarding, exercise and hanging with his family (wife and three grown kids).

Medical Specialties Center at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195


Critical care medicine, Primary care - internal medicine, Transplant surgery

Univ. of Cape Town

Medical Education, 1983

University of Toronto

Fellowship, Internal Medicine

University of Cape Town


University of Toronto

Residency, Internal Medicine


Board Certifications
  • Nephrology, 1996, American Board of Internal Medicine