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George Bakris, MD, Nephrology, Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Medical Center

GeorgeBakrisMD

Nephrology Chicago, IL

Hypertension

Professor of Medicine, Director, AHA Comprehensive Hypertension Center

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Education & Training

  • University of Chicago
    University of ChicagoFellowship, Nephrology, 1986 - 1988
  • University of Chicago Medical Center
    University of Chicago Medical CenterFellowship, Clinical Pharmacology, 1986 - 1987
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    University of Illinois at Chicago1984 - 1986
  • Mayo School of Grad Med Educ
    Mayo School of Grad Med EducFellowship, Renal Physiology and Hypertension, 1983 - 1984
  • Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium
    Washington University/B-JH/SLCH ConsortiumResidency, Psychiatry, 1982 - 1983
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester)
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester)Residency, Internal Medicine, 1981 - 1982
  • Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine  Science
    Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine ScienceClass of 1981
  • University of Chicago
    University of ChicagoM.A., Human Development, 1974 - 1975
  • Indiana University
    Indiana UniversityB.A., Biology and Psychology, 1970 - 1974

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1992 - 1993
  • LA State Medical License
    LA State Medical License 1988 - 1991
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 1983 - 1985
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1982 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • National Board of Physicians and Surgeons Internal Medicine
  • National Board of Physicians and Surgeons Nephrology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly, 2007-2020
  • Chicago Magazine: Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2007-2018
  • Fellow, American Heart Association, 1992
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring  
    Tamar S Polonsky, George L Bakris, JAMA
  • Special Focus Issue: Blood Pressure Original Investigation Editorial Comment Presence of Diabetes Does Not Mandate Lower Blood Pressure to Reduce Cardiovascular Events∗  
    George L Bakris, Tamar S Polonsky, ScienceDirect
  • Reduced Blood Pressure-Lowering Effect of Catheter-Based Renal Denervation in Patients with Isolated Systolic Hypertension: Data from SYMPLICITY HTN-3 and the Global S...  
    Deepak L Bhatt, David Kandzari, Michael Weber, George Bakris, European Heart Journal
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Books/Book Chapters

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Lectures

  • 2013 Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) 
    Cardiometabolic Health Congress, Boston, Massachusetts - 10/2/2013
  • 2013 Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) 
    Cardiometabolic Health Congress, Boston, Massachusetts - 10/2/2013
  • Nephrology 2012 
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts - 4/22/2012

Other

  • Renal Denervation and Intensified Pharmacotherapy Improve True Resistant Hypertension. 
    Bakris GL, Practice Update Website
    http://www.practiceupdate.com/journalscan/14532
    1/3/2015
  • Renal Denervation and Intensified Pharmacotherapy Improve True Resistant Hypertension 
    Bakris GL
    http://www.practiceupdate.com/journalscan/14532
    1/3/2015
  • "Diabetic Kidney Disease: Hypertension Management in Clinical Decision Support: Nephrology and Hypertension" (edited by Himmelfarb J, Linas SL, Tuttle KR) 
    Laffin LJ, Singh M, B GL, Decision Support in Medicine, LLC
    Wilmington, DE - 1/1/2015
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Press Mentions

  • Chiropractic Cuts Blood Pressure
    Chiropractic Cuts Blood PressureMarch 16th, 2007
  • Renal Denervation Lowers Blood Pressure in Medication-Resistant Hypertension
    Renal Denervation Lowers Blood Pressure in Medication-Resistant HypertensionMay 18th, 2021
  • Bayer’s KERENDIA® (Finerenone) Receives U.S. FDA Approval for Treatment of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Associated with Type 2 Diabetes
    Bayer’s KERENDIA® (Finerenone) Receives U.S. FDA Approval for Treatment of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Associated with Type 2 DiabetesJuly 10th, 2021
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Committees

  • Chair, AHA Publications and Education Comittee 2015 - Present
  • Member, American College of Physicians Program Committee 2014 - Present
  • Member, COAP-University of Chicago Promotions Committee 2012 - Present
  • Co-Chairman, American DIabetes Association Consensus Report on Blood Pressure 2016 - 2017
  • President, American Society of Hypertension 2010 - 2012

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Greek

Hospital Affiliations