U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 Contact Info

Tel: +1 301 435 5055
Email: howarda@intra.niddk.nih.gov

 Training and Experience

M.D., College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 1973

Staff Clinician, Kidney Disease Section, NIDDK, NIH, 2002–Present

Medical Officer, Kidney Disease Section, NIDDK, NIH, 1991–2002

Expert Consultant in Nephrology, NIH Georgetown University Hospital, 1980–1991

Nephrology Fellow, Georgetown University Hospital, 1978–1980

Junior and Senior Assistant Medical Resident, Georgetown University Hospital, 1975–1978

Surgical Intern and Junior Assistant Resident, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, 1973–1975

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    Howard A. Austin III, M.D.

    Staff Clinician, Kidney Diseases BranchKidney Diseases Section
    Specialties: Clinical Research


    A selection of recent and significant publications can be viewed below.

    Waldman M, Austin HA 3rd. Treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 2012 Oct; 23 (2012 Oct; 23; 10):1617-30. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Waldman M, Austin HA 3rd. Controversies in the treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2009 Aug; 5 (2009 Aug; 8; 5):469-79. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Austin HA 3rd, Illei GG, Braun MJ, Balow JE. Randomized, controlled trial of prednisone, cyclophosphamide, and cyclosporine in lupus membranous nephropathy. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 2009 Apr; 20 (2009 Apr; 20; 4):901-11. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Zhou H, Cheruvanky A, Hu X, Matsumoto T, Hiramatsu N, Cho ME, Berger A, Leelahavanichkul A, Doi K, Chawla LS, Illei GG, Kopp JB, Balow JE, Austin HA 3rd, Yuen PS, Star RA. Urinary exosomal transcription factors, a new class of biomarkers for renal disease. Kidney Int. 2008 Sep; 74 (74; 5; 2008 Sep):613-21. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Ries M, Bettis KE, Choyke P, Kopp JB, Austin HA 3rd, Brady RO, Schiffmann R. Parapelvic kidney cysts: a distinguishing feature with high prevalence in Fabry disease. Kidney Int. 2004 Sep; 66 (66; 3; 2004 Sep):978-82. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Balow JE, Austin HA 3rd. Maintenance therapy for lupus nephritis--something old, something new. N. Engl. J. Med. 2004 Mar 4; 350 (10; 2004 Mar 4; 350):1044-6. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Balow JE, Austin HA 3rd. Treatment of proliferative lupus nephritis. Am. J. Kidney Dis. 2004 Feb; 43 (2004 Feb; 43; 2):383-5. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Balow JE, Austin HA 3rd. Therapy of membranous nephropathy in systemic lupus erythematosus. Semin. Nephrol. 2003 Jul; 23 (23; 4; 2003 Jul):386-91. [Full Text/Abstract]