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Jonathan Himmelfarb, MDDirectorKidney Research Institute

Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb is Director of the Kidney Research Institute, Professor of Medicine, and holds the Joseph W. Eschbach M.D. Endowed Chair in Kidney Research at the University of Washington. He is also co-Director of the University of Washington Center for Dialysis Innovation. Dr. Himmelfarb has served on numerous study sections and grant review committees, scientific advisory boards and has held leadership positions in many national and international nephrology societies. He is Chair of the External Advisory Committee for the University of Texas Southwestern and Duke University George O'Brien Kidney Research Core Centers. He has been a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Board on Nephrology, a Councilor of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and was 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. Dr. Himmelfarb has served on numerous editorial boards including the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), Kidney International, BMC Medicine, the Faculty of 1000 in Medicine, and the Faculty of 1000 in Research. His current research interests include developing a wearable artificial kidney; development of a human 'kidney-on-a-chip', development and evaluation of risk biomarkers in acute and chronic kidney disease; and studies of Kidney Precision Medicine. Dr Himmelfarb leads numerous investigator-initiated clinical trials and cohort studies, as well as multicenter collaborative studies. He is the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications, including original research, reviews, and editorials.