Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute

Center Information

Carolyn Adkins
Practice Operations Manager
Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute
3525 E. Louise Drive, Suite 195
Meridian, ID 83642
208 472 0510
208 846 8336

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas


Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 50+
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 46
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 6000+
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 4 Week(s)
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 75%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 90%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified CRCs: 5


Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute (BKHI) is a group of dedicated physicians in the Treasure Valley specializing in the care of patients with renal disease to include dialysis, chronic kidney disease (CKD), transplantation, and vascular access. Our team has written and conducted investigator initiated trials in addition to many pharmaceutical sponsored clinical research trials. BKHI has historically met or exceeded enrollment goals for our clinical trials. In 2012 BKHI formed a partnership with Frenova Renal Research to conduct clinical trials in southern Idaho.


Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute (BKHI) has 10+ years of experience in conducting research in Nephrology to include all aspects of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD-Dialysis). BKHI has conducted phase II-IV clinical trials at our four sites in many indications, including the following:

  • Anemia
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Iron deficiency
  • Microalbuminuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Hyperphosphatemia
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism


BKHI has four locations which include the following:

  • Comfortable waiting rooms
  • Private exam rooms
  • Double locked/temperature controlled drug storage room
  • Locked refrigerator
  • -20 degrees freezer
  • Monitor workspace with high speed Internet wireless access
  • Locked storage for study supplies
  • CLIA approved laboratory
  • Ambient centrifuge
  • Refrigerated centrifuge
  • Blood pressure devices
  • ECG machine
  • Long-term storage of files for completed studies
  • Study-dedicated fax machine


Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute's physicians work under the direction of Principal Investigator, Arnold L. Silva, MD, PhD. Dr. Silva has over 20+ years of investigative and clinical experience. Dr. Silva is a board certified Nephrologist.

Dr. Silva as the Principal Investigator is involved with every aspect of each clinical research trial and expects all employees to maximize their efforts to achieve the goal of collecting excellent quality data while maintaining the highest level of patient care.


Frenova Renal Research works along side Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute. All Frenova coordinators are Certified Clinical Research Coordinators (CCRC) committed to the highest professional standards of patient safety, data quality, and best practices in clinical research.

6 Physicians (Investigator/Sub Investigator)
5 Full-time Coordinators (5 ACRP certified)
CITI Trained
IATA Certified


Boise Kidney has a patient population of 6000+ patients treated in our private practices and affiliated dialysis centers. BKHI has three clinic's for Chronic Kidney Disease patients with stage 1-5 (CKD) & four dialysis facilities for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).


Our site uses central IRB for all of our trials.

Contact Center

If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss clinical trials, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from the research center will then follow up with you.