About John Niles, MD

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

Medical Education

  • MD, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
  • Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Accepted Insurance Plans

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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.