Gyorgy Baffy, MD, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Gastroenterology Section

MD, University of Debrecen
PhD, Hungarian Academy of Science



Dr. Gyorgy Baffy is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine in Gastroenterology at Boston University, and Chief of Gastroenterology at the VA Boston Healthcare System. He is a graduate of the University Medical School of Debrecen in Hungary. In addition, he obtained his PhD from his studies on growth factor-mediated calcium signaling as an NIH Fogarty Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania. He trained in gastroenterology at the University of Michigan and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His research interests focus on various aspects of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease such as outcomes prediction, biomarkers of lipotoxicity, metabolic reprogramming, cancer bioenergetics, and hepatocellular carcinoma. He has been involved in various clinical trials that pertain to colorectal cancer screening. He organized multiple workshops and symposia on his research topics at major US conferences. He published over 60 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He has participated in numerous scientific review panels and provides editorial work for several journals in gastroenterology and hepatology. In 2014, he received a Fulbright US Scholar award to teach for a semester about current issues of obesity and related disorders at the University of Debrecen. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. He is the recipient of the Madaus Prize from the Madaus Liver Foundation and the Hetényi Medal of the Hungarian Gastroenterological Association.

VA Boston Healthcare System



2014-2015 US Fulbright Scholar Award
2010 Geza Hetenyi Award
1994 Rolf Madaus Prize
1991-1993 NIH Fogarty Fellow
1990 OMGE Young Investigator Scholarship

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  1. Baffy G, Fisichella PM. Gastrointestinal Surgery and Endoscopy: Recent Trends in Competition and Collaboration. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Feb 21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28235574; DOI: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.02.014;.
  2. Baffy G. Mitochondrial uncoupling in cancer cells: Liabilities and opportunities. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2017 Jan 11. PMID: 28088333; DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2017.01.005;.
  3. Karagozian R, Bhardwaj G, Wakefield DB, Baffy G. Obesity paradox in advanced liver disease: obesity is associated with lower mortality in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis. Liver Int. 2016 Oct; 36(10):1450-6. PMID: 27037497; DOI: 10.1111/liv.13137;.
  4. Tarnoki AD, Tarnoki DL, Littvay L, Garami Z, Molnar AA, Berczi V, Karlinger K, Baffy G. Environmental Factors Responsible for Variability of Hepatic Vein Flow: A Doppler Assessment in Healthy Twins. Chin J Physiol. 2016 Feb 29; 59(1):33-8. PMID: 26875560; DOI: 10.4077/CJP.2016.BAE360;.
  5. Baffy G. MicroRNAs in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. J Clin Med. 2015; 4(12):1977-88. PMID: 26690233; PMCID: PMC4693153; DOI: 10.3390/jcm4121953;.
  6. Imler TD, Morea J, Kahi C, Cardwell J, Johnson CS, Xu H, Ahnen D, Antaki F, Ashley C, Baffy G, Cho I, Dominitz J, Hou J, Korsten M, Nagar A, Promrat K, Robertson D, Saini S, Shergill A, Smalley W, Imperiale TF. Corrigendum: Multi-Center Colonoscopy Quality Measurement Utilizing Natural Language Processing. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Dec; 110(12):1743. PMID: 26673514; DOI: 10.1038/ajg.2015.349;.
  7. Rodriguez-Diaz E, Baffy G, Singh SK. Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy quantitative morphometric markers associated with portal hypertension in duodenal mucosa. Liver Int. 2016 Feb; 36(2):223-31.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26133980; DOI: 10.1111/liv.12906;.
  8. Baffy G. Decoding multifocal hepatocellular carcinoma: an opportune pursuit. Hepatobiliary Surg Nutr. 2015 Jun; 4(3):206-10. PMID: 26151061; PMCID: PMC4465603; DOI: 10.3978/j.issn.2304-3881.2014.12.05;.
  9. Imler TD, Morea J, Kahi C, Cardwell J, Johnson CS, Xu H, Ahnen D, Antaki F, Ashley C, Baffy G, Cho I, Dominitz J, Hou J, Korsten M, Nagar A, Promrat K, Robertson D, Saini S, Shergill A, Smalley W, Imperiale TF. Multi-center colonoscopy quality measurement utilizing natural language processing. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Apr; 110(4):543-52. PMID: 25756240; DOI: 10.1038/ajg.2015.51;.
  10. Tarnoki AD, Tarnoki DL, Baffy G. Response to the letter entitled "Bioimpedance analysis--the shortcomings". Obes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Sep-Oct; 8(5):e511-2. PMID: 25081810; DOI: 10.1016/j.orcp.2014.06.005;.
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