Barry Brenner, MD, earned his bachelor of science degree in biology at Long Island University in 1958 and his medical degree 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 Womenís Hospital in 1976. He has held various positions at the Brigham and Womenís 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 positions of director emeritus, Renal Division, Brigham and Womenís Hospital, and 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, 1986-87), the American Society of Hypertension (Organizing Committee, 1985-87, Executive Committee, 1986-95, president, 1994-95), the International Society of Nephrology (councilor, 1987-95, co-chairman, Commission for Global Advancement of Nephrology, 1994-99), the 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, which include: Homer Smith Award, American Society of Nephrology (1984); fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London (1998); Jean Hamburger Award, International Society of Nephrology (1999); and the John P. Peters Award, American Society of Nephrology (2000). He has received honorary degrees from Harvard University (AM, 1977), Long Island University (DSc, 1987), the Universitť de Paris, Pierre et Marie Curie (DMSc, 1992), and the University of Madrid (DSc, 2002). Dr. Brenner holds 25 editorial board appointments and has published 590 scientific articles and 45 books. He has participated in 285 invited lectureships and professorships.