Professor David Harris AM, MD, MB.BS, FRACP
David Harris is Professor of Medicine at The University of Sydney, Director of Nephrology and Dialysis in the Western Sydney Renal Service, and Director of the Renal Failure Laboratory in the Centre for Transplantation and Renal Research, Westmead Institute for Medical Research.
He is Past-President of the International Society of Nephrology, Past-President of the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology and Past-President of the Australian & New Zealand Society of Nephrology. Recent awards include Member of the Order of Australia (2019), Richard Yu Award of the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (2017), Honorary Membership of the Japanese Society of Nephrology (2017), Westmead Institute Award for Scientific Excellence (2017 & 2016), Distinguished Professorial Award (Sydney University, 2016), Associé Etranger in the 1st Division of the French Academy of Medicine (2016), Medical Staff Council Award for contributions to Westmead Hospital (2016) and the Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Medal for outstanding clinical and scientific achievement in research into treatment of diseases of kidney & urinary tract (2012).
Other recent positions include Board member of KDIGO, Board member of Kidney Health Australia, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Australasian Kidney Trials Network, Chair of the Medical Staff Council of Westmead Hospital and Editor in chief of Nephrology.
He has published more than 380 papers, and given more than 270 invited national and international presentations. His major clinical and research interests include progressive CKD and dialysis, and his laboratory interests are focussed on pathogenesis of and novel therapies for progressive CKD.