Children's Hospital Healthcare

Reeve Benaron at The Children’s Hospital

Reeve Benaron, M.D., is a research scientist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He specializes in metabolic disorders, including obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease. Also, in comparative Physiology. Recent Publications list shows Dr. Benaron is an active author and co-author, contributing to various journals and chapters. 


His expertise has been recognized domestically and internationally, as he was named “Research Physician of the Year” by the American Physiological Society in 2009. Reeve Benaron attended Philadelphia’s Episcopal Academy and graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 1986 with a degree in biology (Overseas Studies Program). 


He later earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1992, after which he completed his internal medicine residency at The Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Medical School. After completing his residency, Reeve Benaron trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a Gastroenterology Fellow. 


Following up on his career, the business and healthcare expert Reeve Benaron then completed his Master of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in Physiology (Doyoubuzz).

Reeve Benaron’s career has focused on improving therapies for metabolic, liver, and endocrine disorders. While his research interests are broad, he has made significant contributions to understanding the pathogenesis of fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, two complicating conditions in childhood obesity.