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Bernard G. Jaar, MD

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Dr. Jaar is interested in the conduct of epidemiologic studies in the field of end-stage renal disease and its related complications. His personal research interest is currently focused on outcome studies of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and morbidity and mortality of ESRD patients by dialysis modality. In addition to leading the Cardiovascular Endpoint Committee of the CHOICE study, he is involved in several research projects within the Division of Nephrology and also at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, and the Department of Environmental Health at the School of Public Health.

Honors and Awards

1992 The Boehringer Mannheim Prize – Paris, France (National Prize awarded for original research on Human Recombinant Erythropoietin by the Boehringer Mannheim Pharma, France.)

1999 The Victoria Prize – Paris, France (International Prize awarded by the “College de Medecine” to foreign physicians trained in France for their scientific achievements.)

2001-2003 Recipient of a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award to train in Renal Disease Epidemiology. Sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Program Director, Michael J.Klag, M.D., M.P.H.

2003-2004 Recipient of the “Richard Ross Clinician Scientist Award” sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine, to study the epidemiology of peripheral vascular disease in dialysis patients

2004 Junior Faculty Clinical Research Award. Department of Medicine – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for the project entitle: “Dialysis Modality and Mortality in a National Cohort: The CHOICE Study”

2005 Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology

2003-2006 AMA Physician's Recognition Award certificate (AMA PRA), valid through 08/01/2006 (The AMA PRA certificate recognizes physicians who complete at least fifty hours of continuing medical education annually)

2006-2009 AMA Physician's Recognition Award certificate with commendation (AMA PRA), valid through 08/01/2009

2009 John Rogers Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Renal Disease Peripheral Vascular Disease Dialysis End-stage renal disease Lead nephropathy
  • Plantinga LC, Fink NE, Coresh J, Sozio SM, Parekh RS, Melamed ML, Powe NR, Jaar BG Peripheral Vascular Disease-related Procedures in Dialysis Patients: Predictors and Prognosis Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2009; in press

  • Navas-Acien A, Tellez-Plaza M, Guallar E, Muntner P, Silbergeld E, Jaar B, Weaver V Blood Cadmium and Lead and Chronic Kidney Disease in US Adults: A Joint Analysis American Journal of Epidemiology 2009; in press

  • Crews DC, Jaar BG, MD, Plantinga LC, Kassem HS, Fink NE, Powe NR Inpatient Hemodialysis Initiation: Reasons, Risk Factors and Outcomes Nephron Clinical Practice 2009; in press

  • Plantinga LC, Jaar BG Preventing repeat hospitalizations in dialysis patients: a call for action [invited commentary] Kidney International 2009; 76, 249 – 251

  • Abougergi M, Broor A, Cui W, Jaar BG Intravenous Immunoglobulin for the Treatment of Severe Clostridium Difficile Colitis: An Observational Study and Review of the Literature Journal of Hospital Medicine 2009; in press