ASN's Mission

To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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About ASN

Barry I. Freedman, MD, BRCU Faculty

ASN Biography

Barry I. Freedman, MD, is John H. Felts, III Professor of Medicine and Chief, Section on Nephrology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He also serves as Chief Medical Officer for Health Systems Management, Inc. His research focuses on identifying genes underlying complex kidney and cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and population-based disparities in risk of kidney diseases and atherosclerosis.

His work on familial clustering of ESKD in African Americans paved the way for the identification of major nephropathy risk variants. His team now works on functional, clinical, and translational aspects of apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1)-associated kidney disease.

Dr. Freedman chaired the NIDDK Family Investigation in Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND) U01 Consortium and serves as contact PI on the NIDDK APOLLO U01 Consortium (APOL1 Long-Term Kidney Transplant Outcomes) Coordinating Center. He has been the Principal Investigator on 12 NIH R01 and U01 applications and published more than 596 peer-reviewed manuscripts and editorials.