- MD, Universidad Mayor de San Francisco, Bolivia, 1997
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.
E. Paz MD, MPH, J. Paulocich MD, R. Navia MD. Environmental Impact Study of the Vinto Industrial Area, Preliminary Conclusions. Regional Journal of the Pan American Health Organization. 2000, Sep; VI(24):31-36.
R. Navia MD, L. Vargas MD. Autonomous Neurotransmitters. El Faro, Internal Medicine Journal,. 1997, May; 3(34):10-13.
R. Navia MD, M. Cuiza MD. Sex Education in Bolivian Military Bases. Medical Journal of the State Commission of Heath. 1996, Aug; 56(34-1):20 - 24.
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 Section 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
Residency, Residency in Family Medicine
New York Medical College at St. Joseph's Medical Center, 2008
Fellowship, Geriatrics Fellowship
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 2009