Dr. George Bakris MD Nephrologist

Dr. George Bakris is a nephrologist in Chicago, Illinois and is affiliated with University of Chicago Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and has been in practice for 33 years. Dr. Bakris accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 20 doctors at University of Chicago Medical Center who specialize in Nephrology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Greek.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Nephrologist: General Nephrology, Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation

Hospital Affiliation

University of Chicago Medical Center
High performing in Nephrology

Education & Medical Training

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1982 - 1983

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Internship, Internal Medicine, 1981 - 1982

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Class of 1981

Mayo School of Grad Med Educ
Fellowship, Renal Physiology and Hypertension, 1983 - 1984

University of Chicago
Fellowship, Nephrology (IM), 1986 - 1988

University of Chicago
Fellowship, Clinical Pharmacology, 1986 - 1987

Indiana University
Other Training, Biology and Psychology, 1974

University of Chicago
Other Training, Human Development, 1975

Washingon University School of Medicine
Residency, Psychiatry, 1982 - 1983

University of Illinois at Chicago
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1984 - 1986

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 30 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 25 years in Hand Surgery

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Honorary Doctorate Degree, University of Thessaloniki

Distinguished Physician Award, Hellenic Medical Society of New York

Father of the Year Award, American Diabetes Association (Illinois Affiliate)

National Kidney Foundation of South Texas Award

Comprehensive Excellence in Medical Education, National Kidney Foundation National Award

Chicago Medical School Scholastic Award

Publications & Presentations

2013 Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC)
2013 10 2

2013 Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC)
2013 10 2

Nephrology 2012
2012 4 22

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS Network
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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