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Jaar appointed chairman of National Kidney Foundation of Maryland medical advisory board

Dr. Bernard G. Jaar

Dr. Bernard G. Jaar has been appointed chairman of the medical advisory board of the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland.

Dr. Jaar is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

He is also an associate faculty member at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Dr. Jaar has a practice with the Nephrology Center of Maryland at Good Samaritan Hospital, where he won the John Rogers Award for Distinguished Excellence in Teaching.

The holder of a master’s of public health degree from the Bloomberg School of Public Health is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation, and serves on the National Kidney Foundation Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative Education Committee and Maryland’s Kidney Commission.


Dr. Bernard G. Jaar

Education: Doctor of Medicine, School of Medicine of the State University of Haiti; master’s in public health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Resides in: Frederick, Md.

Daily commute: Frederick-to-Baltimore round trip, one hour each way.

Most recent vacation: Riviera Maya, Mexico

Hobbies: Movies, soccer, football, travel

Favorite books: World War II books such as “Death March: The Survivors of Bataan” by Donald Knox and “An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation” by Tom Brokaw.

Favorite food: Italian

Favorite quote: “He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge