Biosketch Robert L. Benz MD FACP FASN

Robert L. Benz, MD FACP FASN   Biosketch – Experience

Leadership/Administrative

  • Vice President of Medical Affairs, Lankenau Medical Center
    • Administrative and Financial Experience
    • Chair of Multiple Committees, RCA, VSA, work closely with Chiefs and Chairs, Administration and Nursing
    • Oversaw Operations for Oncology Service Line and Transplantation
    • Work closely with Peer-Review and Legal/Liability/Risk Team
    • Past President of Lankenau Hospital Medical Staff
    • Past President Nephrology Associates
    • System Chief, Division of Nephrology, MLH
    • Medical Director Haverford Dialysis Unit > 14 years
    • System Wide Projects in Safety, Nutrition, Medical Records, Cost Savings/Revenue Enhancement, Culture of Safety
    • Took on difficult situations for LMC and MLH including sexual harassment, liabilities, disruptive behavior, peer reviews and documentation issues
    • Chair Committees (Past and Present): Safety, Quality, Mortality, UMC (Utilization Management), MOC (Medical Operations Committee), COC (Clinical Operations Committee), Medical Records Committee, Development, Search Committees
    • Medical Executive Committee >10 years
    • Co-Chair Clinical Integration with TJU
    • LIMR (Lankenau Institute for Medical Research) Board of Directors (past)
    • Safety Hero Award (Main Line Health)

Clinical

  • Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
  • 2016 National Kidney Foundation Honoree for Excellence in Clinical Care
  • Fifteen consecutive times “Top Doctor ” Philadelphia Magazine awards (2002-2017), multiple other recognition awards i.e. US News and World Reports, Consumer Reports, Main Line Magazine
  • Private Practice greater than 30 years
  • US News and World Report Recognition for Best In Region Division of Nephrology

Education/Teaching

  • ACGME Board Member of Residency Review Committee – Internal Medicine
    (American Society of Nephrology National Representative on Committee)
  • Past Program Director Internal Medicine > 5 years (Program Director of TJU’s Acting Chairman of Medicine and Program Director of Nephrology Fellowship Program)
  • Program Director of Nephrology > 14 years (zero citations most recent ACGME review).
  • Teacher of the Year Award

Research

  • Over 130 publications including peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts
    • Millions of research grant dollars brought in to/through LIMR via clinical trials
    • Co-PI on HEMO (7-year NIH Study on adequacy of Dialysis)
      • Co-Chair Quality of Life Committee for HEMO Trial
  • Blue Ribbon Research Award (American Society of Nephrology)
  • Lectured or Scientific Presentations in 13 Countries/ over 100 Cities
  • Past Vice-Chair Institutional Review Board (Research Review Committee), > 10 years
  • Professor of Medicine, LIMR

Community and Board Memberships

  • National Kidney Foundation “Excellence of Care”  Award, March 10, 2016, Philadelphia Pa
  • University of Pennsylvania, Life Sciences and Management Program, Board of Directors
  • Penn Grapplers’ Alumni Board of Directors, University of Pennsylvania
  • Class-Reunion Speaker at Jefferson Medical College
  • Mentorship Programs with American Society Nephrology, National Kidney Foundation, Renal Physicians Association
  • Lower Merion Educational Foundation Board of Directors (past)
  • National Kidney Foundation Advisory Board (Delaware Valley)
  • Past Industry Advisory Board Memberships: Amgen, Ortho Biotech/J&J, Renal Care Group, Abbott Renal Care, others.
  • President: Drs. Marie Uberti-Benz and Robert L. Benz Charitable Foundation

Major Areas of Clinical Research Focus and Publication

  • Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease (Keynote Speaker at launch of Procrit, Keynote speaker at 10th year anniversary of EPOGEN).
  • Sleep disorders in Chronic Kidney Disease (Blue Ribbon Award from ASN)
  • Adequacy of Dialysis (Co-PI for HEMO Study)
  • Hypertension
  • Vitamin D in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Acute Renal Failure  (Acute Kidney Injury)
  • Value-Based Medical Decision Making

Business:

  • President, Eminent Domains Inc.: Internet, Domain Names and website business. Current active sites include MedicalResearch.com,   among others.
    • Previously developed and sold RentalCars.com, HighBloodPressure.com, HeartDisease.com, Anemia.com, SummerCamps.com and DudeRanches.com.Robert L. Benz -CV-August 2018
  • Contact:  BobBenz@gmail.com