Professor David Harris MD, BS, FRACP

Professor David Harris MD, BS, FRACP


Professor David Harris MD, BS, FRACP
Associate Dean & Head
Sydney Medical School, Westmead Hospital
University of Sydney

David Harris is Professor of Medicine, The University of Sydney and Associate Dean and Head of Sydney Medical School, Westmead Hospital. He is Director of the Renal Failure Laboratory in the Centre for Transplantation and Renal Research, Westmead Millennium Institute, a nephrologist at Westmead Hospital and the newly appointed Chair of the Medical Staff Council, Westmead Hospital. 
David is Chair of the ISN’s Education Committee, Fellowship Program & Publication Committee.   He is also President-elect of the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN), and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Australasian Kidney Trials Network.  He has recently retired from an 8-year tenure as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Nephrology, APSN’s official journal. Previously he was President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN).   In 1988 he was awarded the TJ Neale Award for outstanding contributions to Nephrological Science, he delivered the Ross Bailey Lecture at the 11th Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology in 2008 and was the 2008 ANZSN Established Investigator.

His major clinical and clinical research interests are the prevention and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD), as well as the management of patients with end stage kidney disease by peritoneal and haemodialysis.  His laboratory research interests are focussed on progression of CKD, most recently the use of cellular and other novel approaches to slow progression.

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