Bio Details

Robert J. Alpern, MD

Dean and Ensign Professor
Yale School of Medicine
Dr. Robert J. Alpern, M.D., has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2013 and as chairman of our Scientific Advisory Board from October 2013 through May 2018. Dr. Alpern has served as Ensign Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and Cellular and Molecular Physiology and as Professor of Internal Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Physiology since February 2020. Dr. Alpern previously served as the Ensign Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and Professor of Internal Medicine at Yale University and as Dean of Yale School of Medicine from June 2004 until January 2020. He served as a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Relypsa, Inc. from 2007 until 2014 and Ilypsa, Inc. from 2004 until 2007. From July 1998 until May 2004, Dr. Alpern was the Dean of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Alpern has served as a director of AbbVie Inc. since January 2013, Abbott Laboratories since October 2008 and served on the board of trustees of Yale-New Haven Hospital from October 2005 until January 2020. Dr. Alpern was on the leadership committee of the American Society of Nephrology and served as its president. Dr. Alpern has held or been awarded field-specific journal editorial board and fellowship positions, leadership positions in advisory councils and associations, and teaching awards. Dr. Alpern received his M.D. from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and his B.A. in Chemistry from Northwestern University.