Romela Petrosyan

Harvard Medical School,

Dr. Romela Petrosyan is a Board-certified Nephrologist and Proceduralist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Medicine, Renal Division and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Quadrilingual (Russian, Armenian, Spanish, and English), former refugee, and third-generation female physician, she is passionate about medical education as well as shaping the culture and execution of health care delivery. With former and current leadership roles of Regent of the American College of Physicians, Delegate to the American Medical Association, Chair of the National Resident and Fellow Council, and Vice Chair of the Early Career Section at the Massachusetts Medical Society, she leads advocacy efforts on behalf of resident and fellow physicians nationally. Dr. Petrosyan has been inducted into fellowship of the American College of Physicians.

Clinically, Dr. Petrosyan subspecializes in the care of patients with cancer-related kidney disease, diabetic kidney disease, glomerulonephropathy, and kidney stones. She is one of two nephrologists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital who performs ultrasound-guided native kidney biopsies.

She earned her Bachelor of Science (BS) with Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Honors in Biological Sciences at University of California, Irvine. She earned her Doctor of Medicine (MD) with a merit-based scholarship at University of Central Florida College of Medicine followed by Internal Medicine residency at University of South Carolina and Nephrology fellowship at the combined Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital Joint Program. She is currently completing a Master of Science in Clinical Service Operations at Harvard Medical School.

She is committed to excellent patient care, quality improvement, education, and healthcare advocacy. Dr. Petrosyan is active in the education and mentorship of Harvard medical students, residents, and fellows as a dedicated resource, supporting the next generation of leaders.