John Agar

Prof. John W M Agar, MBBS, FRACP, FRCP (Lond), OAM

  • Clinical Nephrologist (1978 … ongoing ), University Hospital Geelong, Barwon Health, Geelong
  • Conjoint Professor of Medicine at Deakin University School of Medicine and Barwon Health, Geelong

Graduated: MBBS (Monash University – 1970).

Director: Renal Unit, Geelong Hospital, Barwon Health (1978 – 2011)

Established first home nocturnal HD program in Australia (2001, Geelong, Australia)

Established first known water conservation practices in HD (2004)

Established first known solar-assisted HD program (2010)

Current research interest: dialysis plastic waste as an incorporative into concrete

Coined the term ‘Green’ or ‘Eco-dialysis’

Published >230 peer reviewed papers and abstracts

Author of 2 websites: and

Medical Advisor to Home Dialysis Central (US):


  • Order of Australia Medal for Services to Renal Medicine (2009)
  • ANZSN Life Membership of the ANZSN (2011)
  • RACP Life Membership (2015)
  • Priscilla Kincaid Smith Medal for outstanding contribution to Australian Nephrology (2015)


The ASM is hosted by Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.

The aims of the Society are to promote and support the study of the kidney and urinary tract in health and disease, and to ensure the highest professional standards for the practice of nephrology in Australia and New Zealand.

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