- MD, Universidad Mayor de San Francisco, Bolivia, 1997
Xu C, Xiao D, Su BB, Saveron JM, Gamez D, Navia RO, Wang N, Roy U, Adjeroh DA, Wang K; Alzheimer and Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Association of APOE gene with longitudinal changes of CSF amyloid beta and tau levels in Alzheimer's disease: racial differences. Neurol Sci. 2023 Sep 28. doi: 10.1007/s10072-023-07076-1. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37759100.
Coleman MM, Keith CM, Wilhelmsen K, Mehta RI, Vieira Ligo Teixeira C, Miller M, Ward M, Navia RO, McCuddy WT, D'Haese P-F and Haut MW (2023) Surface-based correlates of cognition along the Alzheimer's continuum in a memory clinic population. Front. Neurol. 14:1214083. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2023.1214083
Cierra M. Keith, William T. McCuddy, Katharine Lindberg, Liv E. Miller, Kirk Bryant, Rashi I. Mehta, Kirk Wilhelmsen, Mark Miller, R. Osvaldo Navia, Melanie Ward, Gerard Deib, Pierre-François D’Haese & Marc W Haut (2023) Procedural learning and retention relative to explicit learning and retention in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease using a modification of the trail making test, Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 30:5, 669-686, DOI: 10.1080/13825585.2022.2077297
Constantine L, DeCicco D, Carpenter RD, Pockl S, Seachrist KB, Navia RO. Healthcare Providers’ Experiences of Caring for Patients With COVID-19 Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®. 2023;0(0). doi:10.1177/10499091231178503
Cierra M. Keith, Marc W. Haut, Kirk Wilhelmsen, Rashi I. Mehta, Mark Miller, R. Osvaldo Navia, Melanie Ward, Katharine Lindberg, Michelle Coleman, William T. McCuddy, Gerard Deib, Angelo Giolzetti & Pierre-François D’Haese (2022) Frontal and temporal lobe correlates of verbal learning and memory in aMCI and suspected Alzheimer’s disease dementia, Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, DOI: 10.1080/13825585.2022.2144618
Cierra M. Keith, William T. McCuddy, Katharine Lindberg, Liv E. Miller, Kirk Bryant, Rashi I. Mehta, Kirk Wilhelmsen, Mark Miller, R. Osvaldo Navia, Melanie Ward, Gerard Deib, Pierre-François D’Haese & Marc W Haut (2022) Procedural learning and retention relative to explicit learning and retention in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease using a modification of the trail making test, Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, DOI: 10.1080/13825585.2022.2077297
Navia, RO. MD; Constantine, Lori Anne DNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN Palliative care for patients with advanced dementia, Nursing: March 2022 - Volume 52 - Issue 3 - p 19-26 doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000820024.83629.ee
Baker Rogers JE, Thompson JM, Mupamombe CT, Vanin JM, Navia RO. Hospice Emergency Planning and COVID-19. Journal of Palliative Care. August 2021. doi:10.1177/08258597211037428
Wang K, Xu C, Smith A, Xiao D, Navia RO, Lu Y, Xie C, Piamjariyakul U; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Genome-wide association study identified INSC gene associated with Trail Making Test Part A and Alzheimer's disease related cognitive phenotypes. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2021 Jul 2:110393. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2021.110393. PMID: 34224794.
Shannon B, Rhomika D, Minta B, Haghnazar H, Navia RO. Anticholinergic Burden and Hospital Delirium in an Appalachian University Hospital. J Aging Geriatr. 2021 May; Med 5:4.
Moss AH, Navia RO. Should we recommend dialysis for older patients with kidney failure and dementia? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Apr;69(4):1105-1107. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17076. Epub 2021 Mar 5. PMID: 33666942.
Rogers JEB, Constantine LA, Thompson JM, Mupamombe CT, Vanin JM, Navia RO. COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on U.S. Hospice Agencies: A National Survey of Hospice Nurses and Physicians. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 May;38(5):521-527. doi: 10.1177/1049909121989987. Epub 2021 Jan 27. PMID: 33499673.
R. Navia MD, R. Malik MD. Elderly female with congenital adrenal hyperplasia and severe osteoporosis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2009, April; Vol.57, No 4: D18.
R. Navia MD, C. George MD, A. Ehrlich MD. Patent Foramen Ovale presenting as persistent hypoxemia in a 76-year-old male with pneumonia. Journal of the American Medical Director Association. 2009, March; Vol. 10, No 3: B11.
R. Goldberg MD, R. Navia MD, L. Kaplan MD. Pulmonary Rehabilitation in a Long Term Care Setting. Journal of the American Medical Director Association. 2009, March; Vol. 10, No 3: B13.
Membership and Honorary/Professional Societies
- 2009 – Present. Member of the American Medical Association.
- 2008 – Present. Member of The American Geriatrics Society.
- 2005 – Present. Member of The American Academy of Family Physicians
- 2002 - Present. Member of The Bolivian Scientific Medical Society.
- 1996 - 1997. Past-President, Latin America Council of Medical Students.
- 1996 - Gold Medal Award at The XI Bolivian Medical Students Scientific Congress. Sucre, Bolivia
- 1991 - Best Teaching Assistant Award, Universidad de San Francisco, School of Medicine. Sucre, Bolivia
About R. Osvaldo Navia
Personal interests: Traveling, reading biographies, soccer and human rights
R. Osvaldo Navia, MD is Chief of the Division of Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine and Hospice at the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia. In the School of Medicine at WVU, he holds an appointment as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. Dr. Navia is also Grace Kinney Mead Endowed Chair of Geriatrics.
Dr. Navia earned his Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Universidad de San Francisco Xavier in Bolivia. Dr. Navia trained in Family Medicine at New York Medical School and in Geriatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
Dr. Navia is board-certified in Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine and Family Medicine/Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. Since completing his training, Dr. Navia has maintained a continuous practice in Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine and Hospital Medicine in different teaching settings.
Dr. Navia has devoted his academic career to integrate Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine to different medical specialties in different clinical scenarios. Dr. Navia helped to organize and lead multiple Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Divisions/Sections in different states around USA.
Patient Care Information
- Palliative Care
- Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine
- Geriatric Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine
Fellowship, Geriatrics Fellowship
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 2009
Residency, Residency in Family Medicine
New York Medical College at St. Joseph's Medical Center, 2008