About ASN

Barry I. Freedman, MD, BRCU Faculty

ASN Biography

Barry I. Freedman, MD, is the John H. Felts, III Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine, Chief of the Section on Nephrology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, and Executive Director of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Kidney & Dialysis Service Line.

Dr. Freedman’s research focuses on identifying genes underlying kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular, and bone disease as well as population ancestry-based disparities in kidney disease and atherosclerosis; work that paved the way for identification of the major apolipoprotein L1 kidney failure gene (APOL1). He has been Principal Investigator on multiple NIH grants and published more than 420 peer-reviewed manuscripts and editorials.