John R. Bayton

John R. Brandon Bayton was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in 2003 and has undergone two kidney transplants, with his most recent on February 27, 2019, at MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute (MGTI). John has experience with every modality of ESRD treatment including In-Center hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, nocturnal dialysis, and home hemodialysis. His experience with kidney disease inspired him to become a patient advocate for the kidney community. As a result of his experience with ESRD, John is truly able to speak to the patient's experience.

John currently serves as Home Dialyzors United (HDU) Director of Strategic Planning. He is an ambassador and subject matter expert (SME) for the American Kidney Fund (AKF) and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF).
John serves as a member and SME for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’(CMS) ESRD Network 5’s Patient Advisory Committee (PAC) and the ESRD National Coordinating Council (NCC) National Patient and Family Engagement Learning and Action Network (NPFE-LAN) and is a member of the American Society of Transplantation (AST) Transplant Community Advisory Council (TCAC). John is a frequent panelist and guest speaker on matters related to ESRD, home dialysis, and transplantation.

John attended Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, VA, and majored in political science and technical theater. John is connected to the District of Columbia’s events and restaurant industry. He is a passionate advocate for DC Statehood, social change, and keen on addressing the disparities that exist in our society. John enjoys amateur photography, is a bit of a foodie, and loves to indulge in science fiction and technology.

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