Andrea I. Havasi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine / Renal Section / Amyloidosis Center
Co-Director, Mitochondria Affinity Research Collaborative
Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program's Onco-nephrology / Amyloidosis Pathway
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
She has a special clinical and research interest in onco-nephrology and amyloidosis, and is a faculty in BU’s Amyloidosis Center and member of the Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research. Dr. Havasi is the Director of Nephrology Fellowship Program’s Onco-nephrology / Amyloidosis Pathway. Her clinical roles include attending time on the consult and dialysis/transplant services and weekly outpatient clinics (amyloidosis, chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis clinics).
Her current research interests include amyloid renal disease focusing on mechanisms of amyloid fibril formation and deposition in the kidney. Her weekly amyloidosis clinic has exposed her to the many problems facing amyloidosis patients and created a keen passion to identify and develop new treatment options for amyloidosis patients. She established a productive collaboration with the Amyloid Research Laboratory at Boston University. The main aim of their program is to determine the mechanisms involved in direct kidney cell toxicity. By understanding the mechanism causing kidney cell toxicity they hope to get closer to finding a therapy which can potentially prevent or cure kidney damage in patients with plasma cell dyscrasia.
Dr. Havasi has been working to raise awareness of amyloidosis among clinicians and patients to facilitate early diagnosis and treatment that will translate into better patient outcomes and quality of life.