Arnold Silva, MD, PhD

Dr. Arnold Silva is founding physician partner and director of clinical research at Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute, in partnership with Frenova Renal Research. Dr. Silva received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from California State University in Fresno. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Tucson, studying the physiology of membrane transport and cell volume regulation. He received his medical degree from the University of Arizona, followed with residency training in internal medicine and a nephrology fellowship at University of Arizona affiliated hospitals.

Twice awarded for excellence in teaching at the University of Arizona, Dr. Silva served as a clinical assistant professor of medicine and also taught in many areas of biology, biochemistry and physiology for California State University and the University of California.

With over 30 years of experience in both basic science and clinical research, Dr. Silva has focused the past decade on bringing nephrology clinical trials to southern Idaho to benefit patients with kidney disease. Current and recent clinical trials include anemia in chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease, secondary hyperparathyroidism and hyperphosphatemia, diabetic nephropathy and adult polycystic kidney disease.