Biosketch Robert L. Benz MD FACP FASN

Robert L. Benz, MD FACP FASN   CV and Biosketch – Experience

  • Curriculum Vitae Link (30 pages: to download click link HERE)
  • Biosketch – see below


  • Vice President of Medical Affairs, Lankenau Medical Center ( 9+ years) – Inaugural VPMA.
    • Administrative and Financial Experience
    • Chair of Multiple Committees, RCA,  Value/Savings, Quality and Safety etc, work closely with Chiefs and Chairs, Administration and Nursing
    • Oversaw Operations for Oncology Service Line, Nutrition and Transplantation
    • Work closely with Peer-Review and Legal/Liability/Risk Team
    • 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
  • Past President of Lankenau Hospital Medical Staff
  • Past President Nephrology Associates
  • System Chief, Division of Nephrology, MLH – Inaugural System Chief
  • System Wide Projects in Safety, Nutrition, Medical Records, Cost Savings/Revenue Enhancement, Culture of Safety
  • Medical Executive Committee >10 years; VP of committee
  • Co-Chair Clinical Integration with TJU
  • LIMR (Lankenau Institute for Medical Research) Board of Directors  and Vice Chair (past)
  • Safety Hero Award (Main Line Health) – Inaugural recipient


  • Chief Nephrology, Main Line Health (25 years)
  • Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
  • 2016 National Kidney Foundation Honoree for Excellence in Clinical Care
  • Medical Director Haverford Dialysis Unit > 14 years
  • 23 consecutive years voted “Top Doctor ” Philadelphia Magazine awards (2002-2024), multiple recognition awards i.e. US News and World Reports, Consumer Reports, Main Line Life Magazine
  • Private Practice greater than 35 years
  • US News and World Report Recognition for Best In Region Division of Nephrology


  • Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Board Member of Residency Review Committee – Internal Medicine
    (Representing American Society of Nephrology and American College pf Physicians on Committee)x 6+ years.
  • Program Director Internal Medicine > 5 years
  • Program Director of Nephrology Fellowship Program > 14 years (zero citations most recent ACGME review).
  • Teacher of the Year Award
  • Featured Speaker “Your Radio Doctor” : Kidney Function Parts 1 & 2 September 17 and 24, 2022


  • 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  NIH 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, American College of Physicians and University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Programs
  • 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:  Robert L. Benz and  Drs. Marie Uberti-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