CMHC Faculty Members

Faculty of Tarsus Medical Group are leaders in healthcare

Sylvia E. Rosas, MD, MSCE

Boston, Massachusetts

Sylvia E. Rosas, MD, MSCE



Dr. Sylvia E. Rosas is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is also board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. Dr. Rosas’s primary research focus is on the epidemiology of metabolic and cardiovascular disease complications in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) particularly diabetic kidney disease. In addition, she has evaluated health disparities in individuals with CKD, particularly in those of Hispanic or Latino background. She has contributed to the understanding of vascular calcification and cardiovascular screening tools in patients with CKD.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Health System, 1998
  • Medical degree, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, 1995
  • Bachelor degree, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, 1990

Professional Highlights

Dr. Rosas 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-Elect of the National Kidney Foundation 2021-2022 and chairs the Health Equity Advisory Committee. She is a member of the Membership Committee of the Council on The Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, the Editorial Board of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, American Journal of Kidney Diseases and the Advances of Chronic Kidney Disease Journal. She served as the Chair of the Minority Affairs Committee of the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network/United Network for Organ Sharing, and was the secretary for Women in Nephrology, as well as Program Committee and Oversight Committee Chair for the NIDDK Network for Minority Health Research Investigators.


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