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