Dr. Robert Black, MD

Dr. Robert Black, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 70
Dr. Robert Black, MD is a nephrology specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in nephrology.Read his story

123 Summer St # 380

Worcester, MA 01608

Contact Information

(508) 363-6126

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Kidney Diseases
more than 53% of peers
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
more than 45% of peers
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
more than 38% of peers

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Dr. Black's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Black "Dr. Robert Black is the Chief of the Nephrology Division at Reliant Medical Group. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Yale University Medical School and his nephrology fellowship at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals in Boston. He has been a nephrologist at Reliant Medical Group since finishing his training. Dr. Black enjoys working closely with his patients, making them feel at ease. "I always try to be optimistic with our patients who have kidney disease. Although these can be serious illnesses, we can treat many of them. While some people will require dialysis or kidney transplantation, treatment may prevent or delay its onset." Dr. Black treats patients for a variety of kidney disorders and kidney-related problems including high blood pressure, kidney failure, kidney transplantation as well as kidney stones and dialysis. Asked why he chose nephrology as a career, Dr. Black recalls, "When I trained, some of the most prominent Chiefs of Medicine as well as some of the most well-rounded physicians I knew were nephrologists. They impressed me as being very knowledgeable and talented physicians." In addition to the clinical practice of nephrology, Dr. Black's department is also engaged in a number of clinical research studies. The results of these trials should help determine the best treatment for future patients. Dr. Black has written numerous research articles as well as book chapters on nephrology. He has also written two nephrology textbooks and teaches at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he is a Professor of Clinical Medicine. During his career Dr. Black has received the Fallon Clinic Researcher of the Year award, Fallon Clinic Physician of the Year award, and was listed in Boston magazine's February 2006 "Top Doctors" issue as one of the leading nephrologists in the greater Boston area."
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1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Hypertrophy
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
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2  Procedures

  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Yale-New Haven Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mass Gen Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Brigham and Womens Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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