U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
 

 Contact Info

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

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  • Staff ClinicianKidney Disease Section, NIDDK, NIH2002–Present
  • Medical OfficerKidney Disease Section, NIDDK, NIH1991–2002
  • Expert Consultant in NephrologyNIH Georgetown University Hospital1980–1991
  • Nephrology FellowGeorgetown University Hospital1978–1980
  • Junior and Senior Assistant Medical ResidentGeorgetown University Hospital1975–1978
  • Surgical Intern and Junior Assistant ResidentColumbia Presbyterian Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital1973–1975
  • M.D.College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University1973
 

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    Howard Austin

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

    Research in Plain Language

    Normally, the immune system protects the body from harm. This harm can be due to infection, cancer, or other diseases. We study kidney diseases that occur when a patient’s immune system becomes over-active and injures their own kidneys. The goal is to suppress the over-active immune system cautiously in order to treat the kidney disease effectively and minimize the risk of complications, such as infection.