U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Kevin Abbot
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: 301-594-7714
Email: kevin.abbott@nih.gov
 

 Select Experience

 
  • Professor of MedicineUniformed Services University2006-Present
  • Master of Public Health (Biostatistics)Uniformed Services University2005
  • Fellowship, NephrologySan Antonio Military Medical Center1991
  • M.D.Medical College of Georgia1983

Kevin Abbott, M.D., M.P.H.

Program Director, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases

Current Responsibilities & Activities

As Director of Kidney and Urology Epidemiology for KUH, my portfolio includes oversight of the United States Renal Data System and Urologic Diseases of America. In addition, I oversee a portfolio of projects involving end stage renal disease, kidney transplantation, bone and mineral metabolism, and urological epidemiology.  I am the approval authority for all data requests for the United States Renal Data System research files, and requests to merge such data with other data sources.

For epidemiologic research, I am interested in descriptive, analytic, and interventional epidemiologic research projects in renal and non-cancer urologic disease.  Specific to renal research in transplant and dialysis, I support basic, translational and clinical studies in all aspects of ESRD.  This program also encompasses diet and nutrition in patients with ESRD and in patients on renal replacement therapy.  Other areas of interest include: dialytic therapy, organ procurement; and methods for making organs more available (including organ storage and preservation); non-immune kidney allograft dysfunction; chronic rejection.

I am also the KUH Liaision for the Loan Repayment Program.

​Research Programs

Chronic Kidney Disease
The NIDDK Chronic Kidney Disease program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying renal disease and its progression

End-Stage Renal Disease
The NIDDK End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology of kidney failure and the progression of chronic kidney disease leading to kidney failure

Kidney Clinical Research and Epidemiology
The NIDDK Kidney Clinical Research and Epidemiology program advances clinical studies and epidemiologic research on renal disease

Urology Clinical Research and Epidemiology
The NIDDK Urology Clinical Research and Epidemiology program advances clinical studies and epidemiologic research for noncancerous urologic diseases