Goal-Directed Therapies to Be Focus of Eknoyan Lecture

Katherine R. Tuttle
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Katherine R. Tuttle, MD, FASN

Citation: Kidney News 14, 10/11

Katherine R. Tuttle, MD, FASN, will present the Garabed Eknoyan, MD, Endowed Lectureship on Thursday, November 3, on “Implementing Goal-Directed Medical Therapies for Diabetic Kidney Disease.”

Dr. Tuttle is executive director for research at Providence Health Care in Spokane, WA; co-principal investigator at the Institute of Translational Health Sciences; and professor of medicine at the University of Washington. Her major research interests are clinical and translational science and precision medicine strategies to tackle diabetic kidney disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension. She has published more than 300 original articles and served as associate editor of CJASN, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, and Clinical Decision Support in Medicine: Nephrology and Hypertension. She has also served on the editorial boards of Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease and American Journal of Nephrology, as well as on advisory boards of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology and Nature Reviews Nephrology.

Among her many honors are the Medal of Excellence from the American Association of Kidney Patients, the Garabed Eknoyan Award from the National Kidney Foundation, the YWCA Women of Achievement Award in Science, and two outstanding clinical faculty awards from the University of Washington.

Dr. Tuttle currently chairs the ASN Diabetic Kidney Disease Collaborative Task Force. She served on the inaugural Board of Directors of the Kidney Health Initiative and has chaired numerous other working groups and committees for organizations, including the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Kidney Foundation, International Society of Nephrology, and American Diabetes Association.

She earned her medical degree and completed her residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University. She was a fellow in metabolism and endocrinology at Washington University in St. Louis and then completed her nephrology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.