Diabetic Kidney Disease Circa 2019

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Medicine Grand Rounds


Katherine R. Tuttle, MD, FASN, FACP, FNKF, is the Executive Director for Research at Providence Health Care, Co-Principal Investigator of the Institute of Translational Health Sciences, and Professor of Medicine at the Kidney Research Institute and the University of Washington. Dr. Tuttle earned her medical degree and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She was a fellow in Metabolism and Endocrinology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Her Nephrology fellowship training was performed at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Tuttle’s major research interests are in the areas of clinical and translational science and precision medicine strategies to tackle diabetes and chronic kidney disease. She has been Associate Editor for the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Journal of Kidney Disease. Dr. Tuttle serves on the Board of Directors for the Kidney Health Initiative and has chaired numerous national and international programs including: National Kidney Foundation - Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative for Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease, National Diabetes Education Program, American Diabetes Association Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Consensus Conference, National Kidney Foundation Young Investigator Awards, International Society of Nephrology - World Congress of Nephrology, and the Kidney Health Initiative annual program. Dr. Tuttle has received many honors and awards including the Garbed Eknoyan Award from the National Kidney Foundation, the YWCA Woman of Achievement Award in Science, and two Outstanding Clinical Faculty Awards at the University of Washington.

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Kidney & Diabetes