Steven Hebert (1946 – 2008)
In 1961, he entered Florida State University at the age of 15. After graduating from medical school at the University of Florida, he became one of the nation’s leading nephrologists. Dr. Hebert made important discoveries about how the kidneys process potassium, sodium, and calcium. They led to a new class of drugs used to treat hyperparathyroidism, which affects hundreds of thousands of patients with end-stage kidney disease. He was the director of Nephrology at Yale University when he passed away in 2008.