Katherine R. Tuttle, MD, FASN, FACP, FNKF, is the Executive Director for Research at Providence Health Care and the regional Principal Investigator for the Institute of Translational Health Sciences, established Investigator at the Kidney Research Institute, and clinical Professor of Medicine in the Nephrology Division at 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 diabetic kidney disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Kidney Health Initiative and was Associate Editor of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology in the years 2011 through 2016. She has received numerous honors and awards including the Garabed Eknoyan Award from the National Kidney Foundation (2017), the YWCA Woman of Achievement Award in Science (2009), and two Outstanding Clinical Faculty Awards at the University of Washington (1992, 2012).
Dr. Tuttle has been chair of regional, national, and international organizational programs, including: Institutional Review Board – Spokane (1999-2012), National Kidney Foundation – Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative for Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease (2004-2012), National Diabetes Education Program (2006-2011), Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Consensus Conference of the American Diabetes Association (2014), National Kidney Foundation Young Investigator Awards (2014), International Society of Nephrology – World Congress of Nephrology (2017), Kidney Health Initiative annual meeting (2017-2018).