Katherine R. Tuttle, MD, FASN, FACP, is the executive director for research at Providence Health Care in Spokane, Wash. She earned her medical degree and completed her residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill. She was a fellow in metabolism and endocrinology at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Her nephrology fellowship training was performed at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Tex. Dr. Tuttle serves the University of Washington as co-director of the Institute for Translational Health Sciences (regional programs), an established investigator at the Kidney Research Institute, and a clinical professor of medicine. She has a dual appointment as a professor of medical sciences at Washington State University for the Washington-Wyoming-Alaska-Montana-Idaho regional medical school program.
Dr. Tuttle is an associate editor of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. She is a member of the board of directors for the Kidney Health Initiative for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Society of Nephrology. She has chaired the Healthcare Professional Workgroup for the National Diabetes Education Program (Nat-ional Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006–2011), the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative Workgroup for Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease (2004–2012), the Institutional Review Board–Spokane (1999–2012), the American Diabetes Association Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Consensus Conference (2014), and the NKF U.S. Young Investigators in Nephrology awards competition (2014). She has received the YWCA Woman of Achievement award in science and two Outstanding Clinical Faculty awards in medicine at the University of Washington.
Dr. Tuttle holds fellowships in the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology. Her major research interests include diabetic kidney disease, hypertension, renal vascular disease, nutrition in chronic kidney disease, and transitional care in chronic kidney disease.
Diabetes Spectrum editor-in-chief Joshua J. Neumiller, PharmD, CDE, FASCP, coordinated this From Re-search to Practice section.