U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Andrew Narva
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: 301-594-8864
Email: narvaa@mail.nih.gov
 

 Select Experience

 
  • Chief Clinical Consultant for NephrologyIndian Health Service1989-Present
  • Nephrology FellowshipBrigham and Women’s Hospital1987-1989
  • Medical OfficerUSPHS Commissioned Corps, Indian Health Service1981-2006
  • ResidencyHospital of the University of Pennsylvania1978-1981
  • M.D.Harvard Medical School1978

Current Responsibilities and Activities

I direct the National Kidney Disease Education Program, which works to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its complications, especially among communities that are most affected by this condition.  The program aims to improve early detection, help identify patients at greatest risk for progression to kidney failure, and promote evidence-based interventions to slow progression of CKD.  My responsibilities also include acting as senior scientific advisor for the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort study and program director for a grants portfolio focused on type 2 translation in CKD.  In addition, I serve as the chief clinical consultant for nephrology for the Indian Health Service.

​Research Programs

Chronic Kidney Disease
The NIDDK Chronic Kidney Disease program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying renal disease and its progression

End-Stage Renal Disease
The NIDDK End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology of kidney failure and the progression of chronic kidney disease leading to kidney failure

Kidney Clinical Research and Epidemiology
The NIDDK Kidney Clinical Research and Epidemiology program advances clinical studies and epidemiologic research on renal disease

Current Committee Memberships

  • Working Group on CKD, International Federation of Clinical ChemistryMember
  • Kidney Interagency Coordinating CommitteeChair