Rebecca Clarice Hjorten, MD

Rebecca Clarice Hjorten, MD

Nephrology, Apheresis, Dialysis, Fetal Care and Treatment Center

On staff since July 2020

Academic Title: Assistant Clinical Professor

"I am grateful for the opportunity to help patients and their families through the process of understanding their illness. I try to work with each family to create an evidence-based care plan tailored to their needs. My goal is to guide them every step of the way through their disease treatment and management so that their child can flourish and achieve the best quality of life."

  • Rebecca C Hjorten, MD is an attending physician in the Division of Nephrology at Seattle Children’s and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine where she cares for patients in the clinical areas of general nephrology, kidney transplant and dialysis.

    She earned her MD at Stanford University School of Medicine.  She then completed her residency and began her nephrology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.  She completed her nephrology fellowship training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  During her medical training she completed a research fellowship at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Washington studying APOL1 kidney disease.

  • Other Publications

    • Reidy KJ, Hjorten RC, Simpson CL, Rosenberg AZ, Rosenblum SD, Kovesdy CP, Tylavsky FA, Myrie J, Ruiz BL, Haque S, Mozhui K, Nelson GW, David VA, Yang X, Suzuki M, Jacob J, Reznik SE, Kaskel FJ, Kopp JB, Winkler CA, Davis RL
      Fetal-Not Maternal-APOL1 Genotype Associated with Risk for Preeclampsia in Those with African Ancestry.
      30173819 American journal of human genetics, 2018 Sep 6 : 103(3)367-376 PMCID:PMC6128247
    • Hjorten R, Skorecki K
      Leveraging Ancestral Heterogeneity to Map Shared Genetic Risk Loci in Pediatric Steroid-Sensitive Nephrotic Syndrome.
      29903749 Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN, 2018 July : 29(7)1793-1794 PMCID:PMC6050921
    • Reidy KJ, Hjorten R, Parekh RS
      Genetic risk of APOL1 and kidney disease in children and young adults of African ancestry.
      29406442 Current opinion in pediatrics, 2018 April : 30(2)252-259 PMCID:PMC6002812
    • Ng DK, Robertson CC, Woroniecki RP, Limou S, Gillies CE, Reidy KJ, Winkler CA, Hingorani S, Gibson KL, Hjorten R, Sethna CB, Kopp JB, Moxey-Mims M, Furth SL, Warady BA, Kretzler M, Sedor JR, Kaskel FJ, Sampson MG
      APOL1-associated glomerular disease among African-American children: a collaboration of the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) and Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) cohorts.
      27190333 Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association, 2017 Jun 1 : 32(6)983-990 PMCID:PMC5837652
    • Hjorten R, Anwar Z, Reidy KJ
      Long-term Outcomes of Childhood Onset Nephrotic Syndrome.
      27252935 Frontiers in pediatrics, 2016 : 453 PMCID:PMC4879783
    • Hjorten R, Hansen U, Underwood RA, Telfer HE, Fernandes RJ, Krakow D, Sebald E, Wachsmann-Hogiu S, Bruckner P, Jacquet R, Landis WJ, Byers PH, Pace JM
      Type XXVII collagen at the transition of cartilage to bone during skeletogenesis.
      17693149 Bone, 2007 Oct. : 41(4)535-42 PMCID:PMC2030487

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Kidney Complications in Children with Nephrotic Syndrome ASPN 2020 Summer Virtual Series Webinar 2020
    Characteristics of African American Children with Glomerular Disease by ApoL1 Risk Status in the CKID and Neptune Cohort Studies Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) 11th Investigator Meeting Webinar 2015
    Collagen XXVII: A possible mineralization connection in hard tissues Gordon Research Conference on Collagen, New London, NH, Session type: “New Collagens” New Hampshire 2005


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Nephrology

Medical/Professional School

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA


Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, NY


Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, NY
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
University of Washington, Seattle, WA