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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About ASN

George L. Bakris, MD, 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 800 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in diabetic kidney disease, hypertension. 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 served on many national guideline committees, including The Joint National Committee JNC 7 executive committee and writing group, the Am. Diabetes Associ. (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). 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.