Bennett William

William M Bennett, MD


  • Specialty: Nephrology
  • Sub Specialties: Nephrology; Transplant Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: Kidney Transplant, Transplant Surgery
  • Languages: English, Interpreters Available
  • Gender: Male


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

Dr. Bennett received his medical degree from Northwestern University, Chicago. He was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha. Following his residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University, Dr. Bennett served as chief resident, internal medicine at the University of Oregon Medical School, Portland. Dr. Bennett completed a fellowship in nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He retired as a Professor at Oregon Health & Sciences University in 1999. Dr. Bennett 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, clinical pharmacology and is considered a specialist in clinical hypertension. He has been the principal investigator for multiple clinical studies. He has more than 460 peer-reviewed publications to his credit and has contributed to 170 books and chapters. He serves on numerous advisory boards. Dr. Bennett is a Master of the American College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and has been its past president. Dr. Bennett has been honored numerous times for his contributions to the medical profession, including the Polycystic Kidney Research Foundation Jared J. Grantham Distinguished Achievement Award, the Belding Scribner Award of the American Society of Nephrology, the Kidney Association of Oregon First Gift of Life Award and the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon Discovery Award and Prize. He has been identified as a nationally ranked top physician by Portland’s Top Doctors, America’s Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America.

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Education and Certification

  • Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School
  • Residency: Northwestern University Medical School
  • Internship: Oregon Health & Science University
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital

Contact Information

  • Practice Name: Legacy Transplant Services

Office Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Transplant Services
    • 1040 NW 22nd Avenue, Ste 480
    • Portland, OR, 97210
    • Phone: 503 413-6555
    • Fax: 503 413-6563

Hospital Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
    • 1015 NW 22nd Ave.
    • Portland, OR, 97210
    • Phone: 503-413-7711
    • Toll-Free: 1-800-733-9959