Nisha Bansal, MD, MAS (Councilor One)

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 Associate Fellowship Program Director 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 promoted to an Assistant Professor at UCSF in 2010 and subsequent joined the faculty at UW in 2013. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

Dr. Bansal is a NIH-funded physician-scientist whose work has advanced the understanding the 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. Her 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 is also an Associate Editor for Kidney360.

Dr. Bansal has played an important role in mentoring locally and nationally through multiple leadership positions and has received numerous accolades for mentorship. In particular, she is passionate about mentoring and advocating for women in medicine and nephrology.