Nisha Bansal MD MAS is an Associate Professor and the Arthur Stach Family Endowed Professor in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Washington (UW). She is also an investigator in the Kidney Research Institute, the Director of Nephrology Clinical and Research Education and the Director of the Kidney-Heart Service at UW. Dr. Bansal completed college at Brown University, her medical degree at the University of Connecticut and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Research at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Tufts Medical Center, followed by completion of nephrology fellowship at UCSF. Dr. Bansal was an an Assistant Professor at UCSF prior to joining the faculty at UW in 2013.
Dr. Bansal’s work has had significant impact on clinical practice, policy and the care of patients with kidney disease. Her research has advanced the understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease among the high-risk and growing population of patients with chronic kidney disease, for whom cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Dr. Bansal’s research program consists of clinical, patient-oriented studies to understand the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrythmias and heart failure in patients with chronic kidney disease and those treated with dialysis. She has published extensively in top journals and her work has been cited in clinical practice guidelines and at national meetings. Dr. Bansal continues to have an active grant portfolio with continuous NIH funding since her nephrology fellowship. She has played an important role in mentoring locally and nationally through multiple leadership positions. She has been a significant contributor to international societies including the American Society of Nephrology and the American Heart Association. Dr. Bansal is also a dedicated mentor and has been the recipient of local mentoring awards. She is particularly passionate about mentoring future generations of women physician-scientists.