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Niles, John L., MD

  • Director, Vasculitis and Glomerulonephritis Center - Nephrology Division


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Centers & Specialties

Vascular Center

Clinical Interests
  • ANCA Vasculitis
  • Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA)
  • Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), Churg Strauss
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Membranous
  • Minimal change disease / Focal sclerosis
  • Lupus
  • Lupus nephritis
  • IgA nephropathy, Hennoch Schoenlein purpura
  • Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis
  • Focal Segmental glomerulosclerosis
Medical Education
  • MD, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
  • Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - other
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - SSN
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Vasculitis and glomerulonephritis

Dr. Niles was the first to identify the C-ANCA protein, has developed assays for ANCA and has worked with ANCA associated vasculitis since 1988.  He has run numerous clinical studies characterizing the ANCA tests, the disease spectrum associated with ANCA and responses to treatment for ANCA associated disease. Continuous venovenous hemofiltration. Dr. Niles has worked with continuous renal replacement therapies since 1986. He developed and reported a simplified and safer method for using citrate anticoagulation with CVVH.


Vasculitis and Glomerulonephritis Center
101 Merrimac Street
1st Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-4132
Fax: 617-726-4213

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