Arnold Silva, MD

Dr. Arnold Silva is a founding physician partner and Director of Clinical Research at Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute. Dr. Silva received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from California State University, Fresno. He subsequently earned 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 has 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.

Dr. Silva has had a diverse clinical practice for over 25 years, focused on the treatment of chronic kidney disease and hypertension. He has served as a Medical Director for Liberty Dialysis and Director of the Home Dialysis Programs at Boise Kidney and Hypertension/Fresenius Medical Corporation. He has also served as Chair of Internal Medicine and Chair of the Credentialing Committee at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, Idaho.

With over 30 years of experience in both basic science and clinical research, Dr. Silva has brought nephrology clinical trials to southern Idaho to benefit patients with kidney disease. Current and recent clinical trials include cell based therapy for chronic kidney disease, anemia in chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease, secondary hyperparathyroidism and hyperphosphatemia, diabetic nephropathy, Alport syndrome and adult polycystic kidney disease.