György Baffy MD, PhD

György Baffy MD, PhD

2012-2014

Dr. György Baffy served as HMAA President in 2012-2014 and now chairs the Presidential Advisory Board. He received his MD from the University Debrecen School of Medicine. In addition, he obtained a 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.

Dr. Baffy is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Gastroenterology at the VA Boston Healthcare System. His current research interests are in various aspects of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease such as outcomes prediction, biomarkers of lipotoxicity, metabolic reprogramming, cancer bioenergetics, and hepatocellular carcinoma. He has been part of clinical trials that pertain to colorectal cancer screening. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He has been involved in various scientific review panels and provides editorial work for several journals in gastroenterology and hepatology.

In 2014, he received a Fulbright US Scholar Award for a semester to teach on obesity and related disorders at the University of Debrecen. He is a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and the American College of Physicians. He is the recipient of the Hetényi Medal of the Hungarian Gastroenterological Association.