U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 Contact Info

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

 Select Experience

  • 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 A. Austin III, M.D.

    Staff Clinician, Kidney Disease SectionKidney Diseases Branch
    • Clinical Research


    A selection of recent and significant publications can be viewed below.

    Waldman M, Austin HA 3rd. Treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Oct; 23 (2012 Oct; 23; 10):1617-30. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Waldman M, Austin HA 3rd. Controversies in the treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2009 Aug; 5 (2009 Aug; 8; 5):469-79. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Austin HA 3rd, Illei GG, Braun MJ, Balow JE. Randomized, controlled trial of prednisone, cyclophosphamide, and cyclosporine in lupus membranous nephropathy. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Apr; 20 (2009 Apr; 20; 4):901-11. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Zhou H, Cheruvanky A, Hu X, Matsumoto T, Hiramatsu N, Cho ME, Berger A, Leelahavanichkul A, Doi K, Chawla LS, Illei GG, Kopp JB, Balow JE, Austin HA 3rd, Yuen PS, Star RA. Urinary exosomal transcription factors, a new class of biomarkers for renal disease. Kidney Int. 2008 Sep; 74 (74; 5; 2008 Sep):613-21. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Ries M, Bettis KE, Choyke P, Kopp JB, Austin HA 3rd, Brady RO, Schiffmann R. Parapelvic kidney cysts: a distinguishing feature with high prevalence in Fabry disease. Kidney Int. 2004 Sep; 66 (66; 3; 2004 Sep):978-82. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Balow JE, Austin HA 3rd. Maintenance therapy for lupus nephritis--something old, something new. N Engl J Med. 2004 Mar 4; 350 (10; 2004 Mar 4; 350):1044-6. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Balow JE, Austin HA 3rd. Treatment of proliferative lupus nephritis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2004 Feb; 43 (2004 Feb; 43; 2):383-5. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Balow JE, Austin HA 3rd. Therapy of membranous nephropathy in systemic lupus erythematosus. Semin Nephrol. 2003 Jul; 23 (23; 4; 2003 Jul):386-91. [Full Text/Abstract]