George Bakris, MD

George Bakris, MD

Nephrology Chicago, IL

Professor of Medicine, Director, ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center

Office Address

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  • 5841 South Maryland Ave MC 1027
    Chicago, IL 60637
    Phone: (773) 702-7936

Dr. Bakris's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Nephrology: General Nephrology, Hypertension

Dr. Bakris's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Professor of Medicine; DirectorUniversity of Chicago Medicine
    Chicago, IL
  • LecturerUniversity of Illinois Medical Center
    Chicago, IL
  • Director and FounderRush University Medical Center
    Chicago, IL
    Assistant Professor (1993-1996); Associate Professor (1996-1999); Vice Chairman (1999-2006); Director, Hypertension/Clinical Research Center (1999-2006); Professor (1999-2006)
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine and PharmacologyUniversity of Texas Health science Centre
    San Antonio, TX
  • Assistant Professor of MedicineTulane University School of Medicine
    New Orleans, LA
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physiology & Pharmacology (1988-1991)
  • Staff NephrologistOchsner Clinic
    New Orleans, LA
    Director of Renal Research (1988-1991)

Dr. Bakris's Education & Medical Training

  • University of ChicagoUniversity of ChicagoFellowship, Nephrology (IM)
  • University of ChicagoUniversity of ChicagoFellowship, Clinical Pharmacology
  • University of Illinois at ChicagoUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoResidency, Internal Medicine
  • Mayo School of Grad Med EducMayo School of Grad Med EducFellowship, Renal Physiology and Hypertension
  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical EducationMayo School of Graduate Medical EducationResidency, Internal Medicine
  • Washingon University School of MedicineWashingon University School of MedicineResidency, Psychiatry
  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical EducationMayo School of Graduate Medical EducationInternship, Internal Medicine
  • Rosalind Franklin/Finch U/Chi Med SchRosalind Franklin University of Medicine and ScienceMedical School
  • University of ChicagoUniversity of ChicagoOther Training, MA, Human Development
  • Indiana UniversityIndiana UniversityOther Training, BA, Biology and Psychology

Dr. Bakris's Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical LicenseIL State Medical License1982 - 2014
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1986
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineNephrology, 1992

Dr. Bakris's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors2012
  • University of ThessalonikiHonorary Doctorate DegreeUniversity of Thessaloniki, 2009
  • Hellenic Medical Society of New YorkDistinguished Physician AwardHellenic Medical Society of New York, 2003
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Dr. Bakris's Clinical Trials

Dr. Bakris's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Effects of Naproxcinod on Blood Pressure in Patients with Osteoarthritis.White WB, Schnitzer TJ, Bakris GL, Frayssinet H, Duquesroix B, and Weber M, Am.J.Cardiol., 2011;107:1338-1345
  • Efficacy and Safety of Coadministered Amlodipine and Atorvastatin in Patients With Hypertension and Dyslipidemia: Results of the AVALON Trial.Messerli FH, Bakris GL, Ferrera D, Houston MC, Petrella RJ, Flack JM, Lee W Sun E, and Neutel JM, J.Clin. Hypertens. (Greenwich) 2006:8 (8):571-581
  • Microalbuminuria.Khosla N, Sarafidis PA, and Bakris GL, Clin. Lab Med. 2006:26:635-653
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Toxicology of the Kidney.Chapter: The pathogenesis and prevention of radiocontrast medium induced renal dysfunctionPage 817 - 860
    Kaperonis N, Krause M and Bakris GL
    Editors: Tarloff JB and Lash LH.CRC Press, Philadelphia
    Edition 3,
  • Hypertension.Chapter: Hypertension and kidney DiseasePage 137 - 146
    Chua D and Bakris GL
    Editors: Weir MR.Am College of Physicians
  • The Year in Hypertension.Chapter: Hart P and Bakris GLPage 57 - 72
    Hypertension and the Kidney
    Editors: Brunner H.Oxford Press, London
    Edition 6,
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  • 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 2012Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts - 4/22/2012


Dr. Bakris's Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Greek

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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