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)
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