About ASN

William M. Bennett, MD, FASN, BRCU Faculty

ASN Biography

William M. Bennett, MD, FASN, is Medical Director, Transplantation and Director, Renal Research at Legacy Health Systems in Portland. With more than 40 years of experience, Dr. Bennett is an expert in kidney transplantation.

Dr. Bennett received his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. He was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha. Following his residency in internal medicine at Northwestern, he served as Chief Resident, Internal Medicine at the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland. Dr. Bennett completed a fellowship in nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He retired as a professor at Oregon Health & Sciences University in 1999. He is the current Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Dr. Bennett is an active clinician, researcher, and educator. He is board certified and recertified in internal medicine, nephrology, and clinical pharmacology and is considered a specialist in clinical hypertension. He has been the principal investigator for multiple clinical studies. He has more than 495 peer-reviewed publications to his credit and has contributed to 180 books and chapters. Dr. Bennett is a Master of the American College of Physicians, is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology, and was ASN President in 1998-1999. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation. Dr. Bennett has been honored for his contributions to the medical profession, including the PKD Foundation Jared J. Grantham Distinguished Achievement Award, the ASN Belding H. Scribner Award, the Kidney Association of Oregon First Gift of Life Award, the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon Discovery Award and Prize, the American Association of Kidney Patients Medal of Excellence Award for his commitment to patient care, the NKF Donald W. Seldin Award for excellence in clinical nephrology, and the Alumnus of the Year for Northwestern University Medical School. He has been identified as a nationally ranked top physician by Portland’s Top Doctors, America’s Top Doctors,and Best Doctors in America.