Sylvia E. Rosas, MD, MSCE

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; President, National Kidney Foundation, Joslin Diabetes Center

Sylvia E. Rosas, MD, MSCE is a nephrologist and epidemiologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Ma. She is the Director of the Latino Kidney Clinic and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She also is a nephrologist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Rosas’s primary research and clinical focus is on diabetic kidney disease. In addition, she has evaluated health disparities in individuals with CKD. She is an advocate for improved healthcare in underserved communities.

She is the clinical center PI in the NIDDK-funded multicenter APOL1 Long-term Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Network (APOLLO) that evaluates the role of the APOL1 gene in kidney transplant outcomes. She is also the PI for the Kidney Precision Medicine Program (KPMP) Chronic Kidney Disease recruitment site at Joslin Diabetes Center. KPMP aims to ethically obtain and evaluate human kidney biopsies in order to create a kidney tissue atlas, define disease subgroups, and identify critical cells, pathways, and targets for novel therapies. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, American Journal of Kidney Diseases and the Advances of Kidney Disease and Health. She has received numerous awards including the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of New England Physician of the Year in 2017, National Hispanic Medical Association Fellow of the Year Award and the 2021 American Society of Nephrology Midcareer Distinguished Leader Award. She is the President of the National Kidney Foundation and chairs the NKF Health Equity Advisory Committee.

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