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Robert L Benz , MD

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Medical Group:

Nephrology Associates
Specialties Accepting New Patients
  Board Certified in 1984
Internal Medicine
  Board Certified in 1981

Age: 64      Gender: M
Years in practice: 36

Medical School:
Jefferson Medical College

Lankenau Hospital

Lankenau Hospital

Lankenau Hospital

Primary Affiliation:  Lankenau Medical Center

* Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.

Nephrology Associates   (view other physicians at this practice)

Office Information

Lankenau MOB West, Suite 130
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA  19096
TEL: 610.649.1175 FAX: 610.896.8753 ext. 2524
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Hours: Weekdays

Robert L Benz

Nephrology Associates
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA  19096
TEL: 610.649.1175 FAX: 610.896.8753 ext. 2524
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Access Information:
Public Transportation, Handicap Access



Academic Titles:
Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
Professor of Medicine, Lankenau Institute of Medical Research

Clinical/Dept Titles:

Chief, Division of Nephrology, Main Line Health & Lankenau
V.P. of Medical Affairs, Lankenau
Program Director, Lankenau Nephrology Fellowship
Board of Directors, ACGME Residency Review Committee – Internal Medicine
Past President of Lankenau Medical Staff

Recent Clinical Studies Published

Sirover WD, Liu Y, Logan A, Hunter K, Benz RL, MD, Prasad D, Avila J, Venkatchalam T, Weisberg LS, MD, Handelman GJ. "Plasma Ascorbic Acid Concentrations in Prevalent Patients with End Stage Renal Disease on Hemodialysis." Journal of Renal Nutrition. Supplement 1051-2276, Epub ahead of print, 2014 Nov 6.

Benz, R, “Sleep Disorders Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease”, July 2011, Chronic Kidney Disease ISBN 979-953-307-048-2.

Sharma M, Gilbert B, Benz, R, Santor J: Disseminated Nocardia Otitidiscaviarum Infection in a Woman with Sickle Cell Anemia and End-Stage Renal Disease. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Volume 333 Number 6: pages 372-375, June 2007.

Unruh M, Miskulin D, Yan G, Hays R, Benz R, Kusek J, Meyer K and the Hemo-Study Group. Racial Differences in Health-Related Quality of Life Among Hemodialysis Patients: KI Volume 65 Number 4: 1482-1491, April 2004.

Benz R, Schmidt R, Kelly K, Wolfson M. Epoetin Alfa Once Every 2 Weeks is Effective for Initiation for Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology,Volume 2 Number 2: 215-221, 2007.

MH Press, RL Benz. Quantifying the Role of Factors that Limit Attainment of K/DOQI Urea Reduction Ratio Dialytic Goal. Clinical Nephrology, Volume 66-2/2006: 98-102, August 2006.

Recent Honors, Awards, Citations

Top Doc: Best of Philadelphia Magazine, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Top Doctor: U.S. News and World Report, 2013, 2014

Top Doctor: Main Line Today, 2014

Top Doctor: Consumers' Guide to Top Doctors: by the Editors of Consumers' Checkbook Magazine, 2006 – Present, multiple years.

Best Teacher Award, Dept. of Medicine, Lankenau Hospital, 2001.

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Outstanding Contributions Award, 1999.

American Society of Nephrology Blue Ribbon Award for Abstract "Predictors of Mortality in ESRD Patients with Sleep Disorders." 1996.

Marquis Who's Who, ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists.

Community/Team Clinical Affiliations

Board of Directors, National Kidney Foundation of Delaware Valley

Board of Directors, Life Sciences and Management Program, University of Pennsylvania

Board of Directors, Grapplers Alumni Board, University of Pennsylvania

Medical Director, Haverford Dialysis Unit (past) x 14 years

Vice Chairman and Member, Institutional Review Board, Lankenau Medical Research Center (past) x 16 years

Medical Advisory Board, Lankenau Research Center

Editorial Review Board, Transactions, American Society of Artificial Internal Organs (past)

National Medical Advisory Board, Renal Care Group, Inc. (past)

Current Memberships and Activities

American College of Physicians

Pennsylvania Kidney Foundation

Pennsylvania Medical Society

Montgomery County Medical Society

American Board of Internal Medicine

International Society of Nephrology

National Board of Medical Examiners

National Kidney Foundation of Southeastern Pennsylvania

American Society of Artificial Internal Organs

American Society of Hypertension

American Heart Association

American Medical Association

American Society of Nephrology

Association for Program Directors in Internal Medicine

College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Association of Medical Education

Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

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