George Bakris, M.D.


  • Professor; Department of Medicine - Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition; Committee for Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics
  • Director, ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center


M.D., Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science


The University of Chicago
AMB P328A/MC 1027
5841 South Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL  60637

Website (Department of Medicine)


Dr. George Bakris specializes in the diagnosis and reduction of high blood pressure, particularly in complicated or refractory cases. He is also skilled in the treatment of kidney disease, with special expertise in diabetes-related kidney disease.

In his research activities, Dr. Bakris explores why the rate of kidney disease is significantly higher in the black population than it is in other ethnic groups. He also evaluates specific genetic and other markers that determine progression and development of kidney disease, as well as heightened cardiovascular risk.

Research Papers on PubMed