Garabed Eknoyan is Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is a past president of the National Kidney Foundation, and the Founding Co-Chair of Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (DOQI), Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI), and of the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO).
Dr. Eknoyan chaired the Steering Committee of the multi-center HEMO Study and the Data Safety Monitoring Board of the Frequent Hemodialysis Study both sponsored by the NIH-NIDDK. He is a founding member, past president and currently secretary-treasurer of the International Association for the History of Nephrology. He has authored over 350 articles and book chapters and served on the editorial boards of several journals including the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, American Journal of Nephrology, Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation, Seminars in Dialysis, Nephron, Clinical Nephrology, Revista Nefrologia, and the Turkish Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Journal. His memberships include among others the American Society of Nephrology, International Society of Nephrology, American Society of Physiology, European Renal Association and American College of Physician.
Dr. Eknoyan is an honorary member of several national nephrology societies and the recipient of a number of awards including the Award of Excellence of the American Association of Kidney Patients, the Award of Exceptional Leadership of the National Kidney Foundation, the Sandor Koranyi medal of the Hungarian Society of Nephrology, the Medicus Hippocraticus Prize of the Fondation Internationale Hippocratique and the Medal of Excellence of the Romanian Society of Nephrology.
Dr. Eknoyan received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut and served his residencies at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Kidney and Electrolyte Metabolism at the University of Texas southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He has been on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine since 1968.