Dr. Bernard Jaar is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His areas of clinical expertise include chronic kidney disease and all dialysis modalities.
Dr. Jaar earned his M.D. from Faculte de Medecine et de Pharmacie of the State University of Haiti. He completed nephrology training at Hopitaux de Paris (Hopital Tenon, Hopital Saint Antoine, Hopital Saint Louis) University of Paris V, France. He subsequently completed an internal medicine residency at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia and a nephrology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, in addition to a post-doctoral fellowship in Epidemiology and a Master in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
His research interests include epidemiology of chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease, particularly survival in dialysis patients, peripheral arterial disease and environmental risk factors for kidney disease.
Dr. Jaar was recognized with the C. Lockard Conley Award 2021 by the American College of Physician Maryland Chapter for contributions to resident education / research and the National Kidney Foundation Garabed Eknoyan Award 2022 for promoting the mission of NKF in making the lives of people with kidney disease better. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the International Society of Nephrology, American Society of Nephrology, National Kidney Foundation, American College of Physicians and the International Society of Peritoneal dialysis.