George Bakris, MD, F.A.S.H., F.A.S.N., F.A.H.A.

Professor of Medicine Director of the ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center University of Chicago

Dr. George Bakris is Professor of Medicine and the Director of the ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center at the University of Chicago Medicine. He currently serves as an Expert Consultant to the FDA Cardio-Renal Advisory Board and to CMS (Renal Medicare and Medicaid program). He has served on the JNC VI and 7, ADA and the National Kidney Foundation (K-DOQI) BP and Diabetes Guideline writing committees. He is the Past-President of the Am. Soc. of Hypertension (ASH) (2010-2012) and the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (2000-2002). He has published over 600 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of hypertension and diabetic nephropathy as well as 16 Books in the area of Hypertension and Diabetic Kidney Disease. He is the Editor of Am J Nephrology and the Hypertension, Section Editor of Up-to-Date, as well as an Assoc. Ed of Diabetes Care and Hypertension Res. He serves on more than 14 different editorial boards.