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

MD, University of Debrecen
PhD, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Pronouns: he/him/his

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.

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2017 Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology: Pro Optimo Merito in Gastroenterologia
2014-2015 JW Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board: US Fulbright Scholar Award
2010 Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology: Geza Hetenyi Award
1994 Madaus Liver Foundation: Rolf Madaus Prize
1991-1993 National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center: NIH Fogarty Fellow
1990 World Organization of Gastroenterology: OMGE Young Investigator Scholarship

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  1. Imperiale TF, Daggy JK, Imler TD, Sherer EA, Kahi CJ, Larson J, Cardwell J, Johnson CS, Ahnen DJ, Antaki F, Ashley C, Baffy G, Dominitz JA, Hou J, Korsten MA, Nagar A, Promrat K, Robertson DJ, Saini S, Shergill A, Smalley WE. Prevalence of Advanced Colorectal Neoplasia in Veterans: Effects of Age, Sex, and Race/Ethnicity. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2021 May 28. PMID: 34049372
  2. Mohanty A, Kapuria D, Canakis A, Lin H, Amat MJ, Rangel Paniz G, Placone NT, Thomasson R, Roy H, Chak E, Baffy G, Curry MP, Laine L, Rustagi T. Fresh frozen plasma transfusion in acute variceal haemorrhage: Results from a multicentre cohort study. Liver Int. 2021 Aug; 41(8):1901-1908.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33969607; DOI: 10.1111/liv.14936;
  3. Kaplan DE, Mehta R, Garcia-Tsao G, Albrecht J, Aytaman A, Baffy G, Bajaj J, Hernaez R, Hunt K, Ioannou G, Johnson K, Kanwal F, Lee TH, Monto A, Pandya P, Schaubel D, Taddei TH. SACRED: Effect of simvastatin on hepatic decompensation and death in subjects with high-risk compensated cirrhosis: Statins and Cirrhosis: Reducing Events of Decompensation. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 May; 104:106367. PMID: 33771685
  4. Baffy G. Is the name 'NAFLD' too big to fail? Let's keep it for 'nutrition-associated fatty liver disease'. J Hepatol. 2021 Apr; 74(4):988. PMID: 33340579
  5. Altajar S, Baffy G. Skeletal Muscle Dysfunction in the Development and Progression of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. J Clin Transl Hepatol. 2020 Dec 28; 8(4):414-423. PMID: 33447525; PMCID: PMC7782111; DOI: 10.14218/JCTH.2020.00065;
  6. Ryou M, Stylopoulos N, Baffy G. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and portal hypertension. Explor Med. 2020; 1:149-169. PMID: 32685936; PMCID: PMC7367507; DOI: 10.37349/emed.2020.00011;
  7. Baffy G. Gut Microbiota and Cancer of the Host: Colliding Interests. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2020; 1219:93-107. PMID: 32130695
  8. Baffy G. Sarcopenic obesity in liver cancer: it is SO complicated. Hepatobiliary Surg Nutr. 2019 Oct; 8(5):560-562. PMID: 31673559; PMCID: PMC6791971; DOI: 10.21037/hbsn.2019.07.16;
  9. Baffy G, Burns MM, Hoffmann B, Ramani S, Sabharwal S, Borus JF, Pories S, Quan SF, Ingelfinger JR. Scientific Authors in a Changing World of Scholarly Communication: What Does the Future Hold? Am J Med. 2020 01; 133(1):26-31. PMID: 31419421
  10. Baffy G. Digital Rectal Examination: Is It Warranted in the Endoscopy Suite? Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 02; 114(2):355. PMID: 30361620
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