Dr. Bernard Georges Jaar

Dr. Bernard Georges Jaar

Department of Medicine–Division of Nephrology

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, USA

Assistant Professor



2003 M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

1982 B.Sc., State University of Haiti, Haiti


  1. Sperati CJ, Parekh RS, Berthier-Schaad Y, Jaar BG, Plantinga L, Fink N, Powe N, Smith MW, Coresh J, Kao WHL Association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in JAK3, STAT4, and STAT6 with new cardiovascular events in incident dialysis patients American Journal of Kidney Disease 2009; 53 (5): 845-855.
  2. Charles RF, Powe NR, Jaar BG, Troll MU, Parekh RS, Boulware LE Clinical testing patterns and cost implications of variation in the evaluation of chronic kidney disease among U.S. physicians American Journal of Kidney Disease 2009; 54 (2): 227-237.
  3. Sozio SM, MD, Armstrong PA, Coresh J, Jaar BG, Fink NE, Plantinga LC, Powe NR, Parekh RS Cerebrovascular Disease Incidence, Characteristics, and Outcomes in Patients Initiating Dialysis: The CHOICE Study American Journal of Kidney Disease 2009; 54 (3): 468-477.
  4. Jaar BG, Plantinga LC, Crews DC, Fink NE, Hebah N, Coresh J, Kliger AS, Powe NR Timing, Causes, Predictors and Prognosis of Switching from Peritoneal Dialysis to Hemodialysis: A Prospective Study BMC Nephrology 2009; 10 (1): 3.
  5. Plantinga LC, Jaar BG Preventing repeat hospitalizations in dialysis patients: a call for action [invited commentary] Kidney International 2009; 76, 249–251.
  6. 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; 114 (1): c19-c28.
  7. 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; 170 (9): 1156-1164.
  8. 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; 4 (10): 1637–1645.
  9. 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 2010; 5 (1): E1-9.
  10. Shafi T, Jaar B, Plantinga L, Fink N, Sadler J, Parekh R, Powe N and Coresh J Association of Residual Urine Output with Mortality, Quality of Life and Inflammation in Incident Hemodialysis Patients: The CHOICE Study. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2010; 56(2):348-358.
  11. Plantinga LC, Fink NE, Harrington-Levey R, Finkelstein FO, Hebah N, Powe NR, Jaar BG Association of Dialysis Support with Outcomes in Incident Dialysis Patients Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2010; 5 (8): 1480-1488.
  12. Alachkar N, Rabb H, Jaar BG Urinary Biomarkers in Acute Kidney Transplant Dysfunction Nephron Clinical Practice 2010; 118: c173–c181.
  13. Weaver VM, Kim NS, Jaar BG, Schwartz BS, Parsons PJ, Steuerwald AJ, Todd AC, Simon D, Lee BK. Associations of low-level urine cadmium with kidney function in lead workers. Occup Environ Med 2011; 68: 250-256.
  14. Spector J, Navas-Acien A, Fadrowski J, Guallar E, Jaar B, Weaver V Associations of blood lead with estimated glomerular filtration rate using MDRD, CKD-EPI and serum cystatin C-based equations. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 2011; 26 (9): 2786-2792.
  15. Boulware LE, Hill-Briggs F, Kraus ES, Melancon JK, Senga M, Evans KE, Troll MU, Ephraim P, Jaar BG, Myers DI, McGuire R, Falcone B, Bonhage B, Powe NR Identifying and addressing barriers to African American and non-African American families' discussion about pre-emptive living related kidney transplantation Progress in Transplantation 2011; 21 (2): 97-104.
  16. Jonas Diamantidis C, Powe NR, Jaar BG, Greer RC, Troll MU, Boulware LE Primary Care-Specialist Collaboration in the Care of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2011; 6 (2): 334-343.
  17. Havill J, Kuperman M, Bernardo L, Jaar BG An age old enemy should not be forgotten Kidney International 2011; 79 (8): 924-925.
  18. Greer RC, Powe NR, Jaar BG, Troll MU, Boulware LE Effect of primary care physicians' use of estimated glomerular filtration rate on the timing of their subspecialty referral decisions BMC Nephrology 2011; 12: 1.
  19. Scialla JJ, Plantinga LC, Kao LWH, Jaar B, Powe NR, Parekh RS Soluble P-Selectin Levels are Associated with Cardiovascular Mortality and Sudden Cardiac Death in Male Dialysis Patients American Journal of Nephrology 2011; 33: 224-230.
  20. Sozio SM, Coresh J, Jaar BG, Fink NE, Plantinga LC, Armstrong PA, Longenecker JC, Sharrett AR, Powe NR, Parekh RS Inflammatory Markers and Risk of Cerebrovascular Events in Patients Initiating Dialysis Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2011; 6 (6): 1292-300.