Jonathan R. Diamond, M.D. was a founding member of Hershey Kidney Specialists, Inc. in 2000.
Dr. Diamond was raised in New York City.
He attended Cornell University from 1971-1975, receiving a Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences and Genetics.
While at Cornell he conducted undergraduate research on chromosome morphology culminating in publications in Experientia and
Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics as a recipient of a research stipend from the National Foundation of the March of Dimes.
After graduation, he entered medical school at the State University of New York-Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York and graduated in 1979.
Dr. Diamond completed his Internship, Residency, and Chief Residency at Harvard Medical Schoolís New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston,
Massachusetts from 1979-1983.
He spent the next three years in a Nephrology fellowship at Harvardís Massachusetts General Hospital, the Brigham Womenís Hospital,
and the Department of Pathology.
In 1986, he returned as a faculty member of the Harvard Medical School to the New England Deaconess Hospital achieving the rank of Assistant Professor
of Medicine in 1988.
During those years, he established a research program, as a Clinician-Scientist Awardee of the American Heart Association and Physician-Scientist
Awardee from the National Institutes of Health, focusing on the biological mechanisms of why kidneys leak protein, often resulting in kidney failure,
and therapeutic interventions to minimize or prevent progressive kidney damage.
In temporal sequence with his laboratory investigation, Dr. Diamond worked closely with patients at the Joslin Clinic in Boston to better understand and
treat the adverse effects of diabetes on the kidney.
During his stay in Boston, Dr. Diamond authored numerous clinical and laboratory papers published in such journals as the
American Journal of Physiology, the American Journal of Pathology, and the New England Journal of Medicine.
During his final year at the New England Deaconess Hospital the interns and residents awarded him with the Teacher of the Year plaque.
In 1989, Dr. Diamond accepted a position as Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at Penn Stateís Milton S. Hershey Medical
Center and rose to the rank of full Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Physiology in 1994.
In addition to his clinical and teaching responsibilities, he developed his own research laboratory under the auspices of an Established Investigator
Award from the American Heart Association and an Independent Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health.
These highly competitive awards were in addition to research awards from the National Kidney Foundation as well as five successive years of funding
from the Baxter Healthcare Company, an industrial leader in the dialysis field.
While at Penn State, Dr. Diamond had post-doctoral fellows studying in his laboratory from the United States, China, Australia, and the Netherlands.
Their work in his laboratory focused on the mechanisms of progressive kidney failure.
Dr. Diamond was also named the Chairman of the Veteran Administrationís MERIT Review Committee for Nephrology Research from 1996-1998.
Throughout Dr. Diamondís tenure at both Harvard and Penn State, he has published over 100 original articles, review articles, book chapters, and abstracts.
He has been a Visiting Professor to the University of Washington in Seattle, the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, the University of Iowa in Des Moines,
the State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of Cincinnati.
He has presented invited lectures at both the American Society of Nephrology and the International Society of Nephrology as well as being a member of the
Speakers Bureaus for many pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Merck & Co., and Bayer.
On February 2000, the nephrologists and transplant surgeons from Penn State moved their clinical practices to the private practice/community setting
in order to provide top flight board-certified, academically-trained, and an investigationally-based style of clinical medicine to the wider general
population of the greater Harrisburg area encompassing Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster, Schuylkill, Berks, Cumberland, York, Adams, Perry, Juniata, Franklin,
and Fulton counties.
Since 2000, Dr. Diamond has been the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) Transplant Nephrologist for Pinnacle Health System at the Harrisburg Hospital.
He has continued his now 21 year clinical interaction with that programís director, Dr. Harold Yang.
During this decade, over 200 patients from the Hershey Kidney Specialists practice have received their kidney transplants at the Harrisburg Hospital.
Dr. Diamond is the Medical Director for Fresenius Medical Care hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis programs in care centers in Carlisle, Palmyra, and
now Camp Hill.