Benjamain D. Cowley, Jr., M.D. Chair
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Benjamin D. Cowley, Jr., MD, began leading the PKD Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee in 2010 after serving as vice-chair in 2008 and 2009 and as a frequent member of the grant/fellowship review committee.
Dr. Cowley has been involved in PKD research for more than 20 years, publishing numerous articles and presenting on PKD at various conferences and events. He also trained under Dr. Jared Grantham, co-founder of the PKD Foundation and distinguished doctor at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Dr. Cowley attended undergraduate school at Rice University and received his MD degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed post-graduate education in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Biochemistry at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He subsequently trained at the National Institutes of Health from 1987 to 1989 and then joined the faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In 2002, he moved to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, where he is Chief of Nephrology & Hypertension and John Gammill Professor in Polycystic Kidney Disease. Dr. Cowley has been named one of Oklahoma’s “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
Terry Watnick, M.D., Vice Chair
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Ronald D. Perrone, M.D., Former Chair
Tufts Medical Center
John J. Bissler, M.D.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Ian Drummond, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Vincent H. Gattone II, Ph.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Benjamin Margolis, M.D.
University of Michigan Medical School
York Pei, M.D.
Toronto General Hospital
University Health Network
Stefan Somlo, M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
Darren Wallace, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
Angela Wandinger-Ness, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Richard Sandford, Ph.D., FRCP
University of Cambridge
Cambridge Institute of Medical Reserach