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

    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.