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

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

ASN Biography
George L. Bakris is a Professor of Medicine and Dir. of the Am. Heart Assoc. Comprehensive Hypertension Center at the University of Chicago Medicine. He has published over 1000 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in diabetic kidney disease, hypertension. He is the Editor or Co-Editor of 24 books in the areas of Diabetic Kidney Disease Progression, Kidney in Heart Failure and the new 4th 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 served on many national guideline committees, including The Joint National Committee JNC 7 executive committee and writing group, the Am. Diabetes Assoc. (ADA) Clinical Practice Guideline Committee, and the 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). He was a member of ADA Clinical Practice Guidelines (2020-2022). 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.