Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD, FASN Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School

Dr. Bonventre is Samuel A. Levine Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School. He is also Chief of the Renal Division of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Chief of the BioMedical Engineering Division at the BWH, and former Associate Director and then Co-Director of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Dr. Bonventre is Past-President of the American Society of Nephrology.

Dr. Bonventre received his BS with distinction from Cornell in 1970 in Engineering Physics and MD and Ph.D. degrees in Biophysics from Harvard University in 1976 and 1979, respectively. He has honorary doctorate degrees from Mt. Saint Mary’s College and from the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology in Norway.

His research focuses primarily on the study of kidney injury and repair, with special emphasis on the role of biomarkers, inflammation and stem cells. Dr. Bonventre has received two MERIT awards from the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive Disorders. He has been elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He is editor of Seminars in Nephrology. He serves as an advisor to many academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology companies. He is co-founder of Patientkeeper, Inc and Pacific Biosciences Inc.

Dr. Bonventre is past-president of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont affiliate and has received that chapter’s Outstanding Physician Award. He is a founder and member of the Board of Directors of the National Space Biology Research Institute and is an Emeritus member of the Board of Advisors of the Dean, School of Engineering of Cornell University.