Barry M. Brenner, MD, AM(Hon), DSc(Hon), DMSc(Hon), FRCP(Lond, Hon), is one of the most highly regarded nephrologists in the world and is credited with making the Renal Division of Brigham & Women’s Hospital one of the largest and most sought-after renal programs in the world. In addition, he coined the “Brenner Theory.” Dr. Brenner’s medical research focuses on mechanisms of glomerular function in health and disease.
Dr. Brenner has served as an officer in many societies, including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Society of Hypertension, the International Society of Nephrology, the American Association of Physicians, and the section on medical sciences of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Additionally, Dr. Brenner has held 25 editorial board appointments, published more than 650 scientific articles, edited 48 medical books, and participated in more than 300 visiting lectures and professorships. He is an author of Brenner & Rector’s The Kidney, the world’s foremost textbook of nephrology, now in its ninth edition.
Dr. Brenner has been named as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London. He has also been honored with the Jean Hamburger Award and Amgen Prize of the International Society of Nephrology; the Richard Bright Award of the American Society of Hypertension; the Donald W. Selden and David M. Hume Awards of the National Kidney Foundation; the Novartis International Award of the American Heart Association; the ASN’s Homer W. Smith Award for basic science; and the John P. Peters Award for clinical science. Dr. Brenner has also received honorary degrees from Harvard University, Long Island University, Université de Paris, and Universidad Complutense de Madrid.