Barry M. Brenner, M.D., earned a B.S. in Biology at the Long Island University in 1958 and his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1962. He completed his internship and residency at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Brenner continued his career at the National Heart Institute in Bethesda and the University of California, San Francisco before moving to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1976.
Dr. Brenner has held various positions at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital including: Director, Laboratory of Kidney and Electrolyte Physiology (current), Senior Physician (current), Director, Renal Division, Director, Physician-Scientist Program (in conjunction with Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, Joslin Diabetes Foundation, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)), and Co-Director, Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Nephrology (current). Dr. Brenner currently holds the position of Director Emeritus, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Distinguished Levine Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Brenner is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (Councilor, 1980-82, Vice-President, 1983-84), the American Society of Nephrology (Councilor, 1980-86, President, 986-87), the American Society of Hypertension (Organizing Committee, 1985-87, Executive Committee, 1986-95, President, 1994-95), International Society of Nephrology (Councilor,1987-95, Co-Chairman, Commission for Global Advancement of Nephrology, 1994-99), American Association of Physicians (Councilor, 1995-99) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Chair, Section on Medical Sciences, 1995-98). Dr. Brenner has received numerous awards and accolades including his most recent honors: Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London (1998), Jean Hamburger (1999), Amgen (2003), A N Richards (2015) and Life Time Achievement (2016) Awards, International Society of Nephrology , Homer Smith (1984), John P. Peters and Robert G Narins (2010) Awards, American Society of Nephrolog and Novartis International Prize for High Blood Pressure Research, American Heart Assn (2005.. He has received honorary degrees from Harvard University (A.M., 1977), Long Island University (D.Sc., 1987), the Universite de Paris, Pierre et Marie Curie (D. Med. Sci.,1992), Diploma, Charles University, Prague (1995) and Universidad Complutense, Madrid,(2002).
Dr. Brenner has held 25 editorial board appointments, has participated in more than 300 Visiting Professorships and has published more than 700 scientific articles and reviews and edited 45 books.