About ASN

John T. Daugirdas, MD, FASN, BRCU Faculty

ASN Biography
John T. Daugirdas, MD, FASN, FACP is a nephrologist who for a number of years has been interested in how best to treat patients who have chronic kidney disease with various forms of dialysis therapy. Currently he is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he has received the Chicago Top Doctor Award for multiple years. His research activities include participation in two NIH/NIDDK sponsored studies, the HEMO Trial and the Frequent Hemodialysis Network Trials, and he was involved in the group that designed the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Trial. Currently, Daugirdas is studying how much dialysis to give using various schedules, as well as factors affecting blood volume and blood pressure during hemodialysis. He also has a special interest in nutrition as it applies to chronic kidney disease and phosphorus balance. Daugirdas has a particular interest in medical education, and is Co-Editor of the Handbook of Dialysis and Editor of the Handbook of Chronic Kidney Disease Management. He is founding editor of the educational website: Hypertension, Dialysis, and Clinical Nephrology (hdcn.com).