President

President

Professor Vlado Perkovic was appointed President of AAMRI in November 2018. He is Executive Director of The George Institute, Australia and has been in this role since 2011, having originally joined the Institute in 2005. He is also Professor of Medicine at UNSW Sydney, and a Staff Specialist in Nephrology at the Royal North Shore Hospital.

His research focus is in clinical trials and epidemiology, in particular in preventing the progression of kidney disease and its complications. He leads several international clinical trials, and has been involved in developing Australian and global treatment guidelines. He has played a central role in the development of an affordable dialysis system, which was a Eureka Prize finalist in 2017.

Vlado is a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Committee on Research Translation, and is on the Board of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance and AAMRI. He is Chair of the International Society of Nephrology Advancing Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) group; and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. He serves on the Editorial Boards of a number of leading specialist and general journals, including the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Circulation, and the New England Journal of Medicine.