Yoshio N. Hall, M.D., MS, Chair, Medical Affairs

Yoshio Hall is a member of the American Kidney Fund Board of Trustees. He serves on the Medical Advisory and Kidney Disease Prevention, Education and Outreach Committees, as well as Co-Chairs the Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Committee.

He is a Nephrologist at the Group Health Cooperative, a nonprofit health care system based in the Pacific Northwest, and an Investigator at the Kidney Research Institute of the University of Washington. His research has focused on understanding the structure, processes, and outcomes of care related to kidney diseases among traditionally underserved populations. He is particularly interested in leveraging the predictive capacity of the electronic health records using population-based approaches in order to improve care delivery to the most vulnerable patients with kidney diseases.

Yoshio received his undergraduate degree from Yale College and his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine. With the support of an American Kidney Fund Clinical Scientist in Nephrology fellowship award, he completed the Advanced Training in Clinical Research Program at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and later received a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology at the University of Washington. He previously served on the faculty of the San Francisco General Hospital–UCSF and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System–University of Washington.