ASN's Mission

ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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George L. Bakris, MA, MD, FASN, BRCU Faculty

ASN Biography

Dr. George L. Bakris, MA, MD, FASN, is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Am. Heart Assoc. Comprehensive Hypertension Center at the University of Chicago Medicine. He has published over 800 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in diabetic kidney disease, hypertension, and nephropathy progression. He is the Editor or Co-Editor of 22 books in the areas of Diabetic Kidney Disease Progression and the new 3rd edition of Hypertension: A Companion to Braunwald’s The Heart.

Dr. Bakris served on the Cardio-renal Advisory Board of the FDA and consultant to CMS. He chaired the first National Kidney Foundation Consensus report on blood pressure and the impact on kidney disease progression (2000). He has also served on many national guideline committees, including The Joint National Committee JNC 7 executive committee and writing group, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Clinical Practice Guideline Committee, and the National Kidney Foundation (K-DOQI), Blood Pressure and Diabetes Guideline committees.

He Chaired the ADA Blood Pressure Consensus Report (2016) and served on the ACC/AHA writing committee on the Resistant Hypertension Consensus report (2016-2017). Dr. Bakris is the past-president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology and the American Society of Hypertension (ASH). He is the recipient of the Irvine Page-Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award-Am Heart Assoc. BP Council (2019) and National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Lifetime Service Award.

Dr. Bakris serves on more than 15 editorial boards and is the current Editor-in-Chief of Am J Nephrology, Editor-in-Chief- UpToDate, Nephrology section, Hypertension Section Editor UpToDate and Assoc. Ed of Diabetes Care and Hypertension Res.