MD, F.A.H.A., F.A.S.N
Dr. Bakris 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 900 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the areas of diabetic kidney disease, hypertension and progression of nephropathy. He is the Editor or Co-Editor of 21 books, in the areas of Kidney Disease Progression and Diabetes as well as the new 3rd edition of Hypertension: A Companion to Braunwald’s The Heart. Additionally, he is an Associate Editor of the International Textbook of Cardiology. He served on the Cardio-renal Advisory Board of the FDA and to CMS. He was a co-principal investigator on the NIH Clinical Research training grant for clinical research (K30) (1999-2004). He chaired the first National Kidney Foundation Consensus report on blood pressure and impact on renal disease progression (2000). He has also served on many national guideline committees including: The Joint National Committee JNC 7 executive committee and writing group (2003), the American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guideline Committee (2002-2004 and 2019-2021), the National Kidney Foundation (K- DOQI) Blood Pressure Guideline committee (2002-2004 & 2013), (K-DOQI) Diabetes Guideline committee (2003-2005 & 2014), Chair, ADA BP Consensus Report (2016) and writing committee ACC/AHA Resistant Hypertension Consensus report (2016-2017). Dr. Bakris is the past-president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (2000-2002) and the American Society of Hypertension (ASH)(2010-2012). He serves on more than 15 editorial boards and is the current Editor-in-Chief, Am J Nephrology, Editor-in-Chief- UpToDate, Nephrology section, Hypertension Section Editor UpToDate and Assoc. Ed of Diabetes Care and Hypertension Res.