George Bakris, MD, FASN, FAHA, FASH
Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago
Dr. Bakris conducts research related to hypertension, diabetes, and renal disease, and participates in clinical trials investigating the progression of diabetic renal disease and the effects of antihypertensive medications on renal disease progression. He was a principal investigator for several influential clinical trials, including AASK, GEMINI, GUARD, among many others. Dr. Bakris has served on the executive committees of multiple national reports and guidelines, including JNC VI, 1997, JNC 7, 2003, ISHIB (2003), NKF K/DOQI, and the American Diabetes Association Practice Guideline Committee (2002-2004).
Dr. Bakris is a member of numerous national committees and professional societies, and serves on many of their advisory boards, including those of the American Diabetes Association, American Society of Nephrology, the ISHIB, and the NKF. He is Past President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Bakris currently serves on 14 editorial boards, including those of the American Journal of Hypertension, American Journal of Nephrology, Hypertension, and the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Ethnicity & Disease. His research has been published in more than 200 articles.
Dr. Bakris obtained his medical training at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and completed is residency training at the Mayo Clinic.