Dr. Bakris is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the American Heart Association 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, and nephropathy progression. 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.
Additionally, he served on the Cardiorenal Advisory Board of the FDA and consultant to CMS and chaired the first National Kidney Foundation Consensus report on blood pressure and the impact on kidney disease progression in 2000. He has additionally served on several national guideline committees, including The Joint National Committee JNC 7 executive committee, and writing group, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Clinical Practice Guideline Committee, and the National Kidney Foundation (K-DOQI), Blood Pressure and Diabetes Guideline committees.
Dr Bakris chaired the ADA Blood Pressure Consensus Report (2016) and served on the ACC/AHA Writing Committee on the Resistant Hypertension Consensus report from 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 Association High Blood Pressure Council (2019) and National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Lifetime Service Award.
He serves on more than 15 editorial boards and is the current Editor-in-Chief of Am J Nephrology, Editor-in-Chief- UpToDate, Nephrology section, Hypertension Section Editor UpToDate and Associate Editor of Diabetes Care and Hypertension Research.