Afshin Parsa, M.D., M.P.H.
Responsibilities & Activities
As program Director, I oversee research portfolios associated with the Program in Kidney Genetics and Genomics, translational and clinical aspects of Polycystic Kidney Disease, and a broad array of translational and clinical CKD related research. My professional activities also include overseeing the design, analysis, and interpretation of clinical trials; and both genetic and traditional epidemiologic studies.
My responsibilities also involve the science and program management of various multi-institutional studies including: the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study (CRIC); Preventing Early Renal Function Loss (PERL) allopurinol trial, Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP) and the APOLLO consortium.
Chronic Kidney Disease
The mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying renal disease and its progression.
Kidney Genetics & Genomics
Genetics and genomics approaches to elucidate the normal and pathologic function of the kidney.
Polycystic Kidney Disease
Research on renal injury from cyst growth that occurs in PKD.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2014-Present
Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Baltimore VA Medical Center, MD, 2014-2017
Fellowship in Nephrology, University of California, San Francisco, 2004
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, 2002
Residency, Internal Medicine, Brown University, 1998
M.D., UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Rutgers University, 1995