January 31, 2019
Professor David Harris was named a member (AM) of the Order of Australia for his significant service to medicine and medical education in the field of nephrology.
Professor Harris is the Director of our Renal Failure Laboratory, Director of Dialysis and Nephrology at Western Renal Service, Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney, and a clinical nephrologist at Westmead Hospital.
He is internationally recognised for his research on the prevention and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD), a condition characterised by prolonged kidney damage or reduced kidney function.
Professor Harris has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers and 11 books, and has contributed to national and international nephrology guidelines.
Currently, Professor Harris is leading a clinical trial to establish whether water could be used to prevent kidney cysts in people with polycystic kidney disease, an inherited form of kidney disease.
The trial is well underway, with results expected in 2020.
We are so pleased to have Professor Harris’ outstanding contributions to the field of nephrology recognised with this honour.
Congratulations, Professor Harris!