Andrew Narva, M.D.
Responsibilities & 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 population health and pragmatic trials. In addition, I serve as the chief clinical consultant for nephrology for the Indian Health Service.
Chronic Kidney Disease
The mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying renal disease and its progression.
End-Stage Renal Disease
The mechanisms and pathophysiology of kidney failure and the progression of chronic kidney disease to kidney failure.
Kidney Clinical Research & Epidemiology
Advances clinical studies and epidemiologic research on renal disease.
Committees & Working Groups
- Working Group on CKD, International Federation of Clinical Chemistry, Member
- Kidney Interagency Coordinating Committee, Chair
Chief Clinical Consultant for Nephrology, Indian Health Service, 1989-Present
Nephrology Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 1987-1989
Medical Officer, USPHS Commissioned Corps, Indian Health Service, 1981-2006
Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1978-1981
M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1978