Gyorgy Baffy MD, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Gastroenterology

72 E. Concord Street
Gyorgy Baffy



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.


Medicine, MD, University of Debrecen

Medicine, PhD, Hungarian Academy of Sciences


Published on 6/7/2024

Baffy G, Portincasa P. Gut Microbiota and Sinusoidal Vasoregulation in MASLD: A Portal Perspective. Metabolites. 2024 Jun 07; 14(6). PMID: 38921459.

Published on 5/22/2024

Portincasa P, Khalil M, Mahdi L, Perniola V, Idone V, Graziani A, Baffy G, Di Ciaula A. Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Steatotic Liver Disease: From Pathogenesis to Current Therapeutic Options. Int J Mol Sci. 2024 May 22; 25(11). PMID: 38891828.

Published on 4/22/2024

Portincasa P, Baffy G. Metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease: Evolution of the final terminology. Eur J Intern Med. 2024 Jun; 124:35-39. PMID: 38653634.

Published on 4/14/2024

McCurdy H, Nobbe A, Scott D, Patton H, Morgan TR, Bajaj JS, Yakovchenko V, Merante M, Gibson S, Lamorte C, Baffy G, Ioannou GN, Taddei TH, Rozenberg-Ben-Dror K, Anwar J, Dominitz JA, Rogal SS. Organizational and Implementation Factors Associated with Cirrhosis Care in the Veterans Health Administration. Dig Dis Sci. 2024 Jun; 69(6):2008-2017. PMID: 38616215.

Published on 10/4/2023

Portincasa P, Khalil M, Graziani A, Frühbeck G, Baffy G, Garruti G, Di Ciaula A, Bonfrate L. Gut microbes in metabolic disturbances. Promising role for therapeutic manipulations? Eur J Intern Med. 2024 Jan; 119:13-30. PMID: 37802720.

Published on 9/11/2023

Buckholz A, Wong R, Curry MP, Baffy G, Chak E, Rustagi T, Mohanty A, Fortune BE. MELD, MELD 3.0, versus Child score to predict mortality after acute variceal hemorrhage: A multicenter US cohort. Hepatol Commun. 2023 Oct 01; 7(10). PMID: 37695092.

Published on 7/3/2023

Robertson DJ, Dominitz JA, Beed A, Boardman KD, Del Curto BJ, Guarino PD, Imperiale TF, LaCasse A, Larson MF, Gupta S, Lieberman D, Planeta B, Shaukat A, Sultan S, Menees SB, Saini SD, Schoenfeld P, Goebel S, von Rosenvinge EC, Baffy G, Halasz I, Pedrosa MC, Kahng LS, Cassim R, Greer KB, Kinnard MF, Bhatt DB, Dunbar KB, Harford WV, Mengshol JA, Olson JE, Patel SG, Antaki F, Fisher DA, Sullivan BA, Lenza C, Prajapati DN, Wong H, Beyth R, Lieb JG, Manlolo J, Ona FV, Cole RA, Khalaf N, Kahi CJ, Kohli DR, Rai T, Sharma P, Anastasiou J, Hagedorn C, Fernando RS, Jackson CS, Jamal MM, Lee RH, Merchant F, May FP, Pisegna JR, Omer E, Parajuli D, Said A, Nguyen TD, Tombazzi CR, Feldman PA, Jacob L, Koppelman RN, Lehenbauer KP, Desai DS, Madhoun MF, Tierney WM, Ho MQ, Hockman HJ, Lopez C, Carter Paulson E, Tobi M, Pinillos HL, Young M, Ho NC, Mascarenhas R, Promrat K, Mutha PR, Pandak WM, Shah T, Schubert M, Pancotto FS, Gawron AJ, Underwood AE, Ho SB, Magno-Pagatzaurtundua P, Toro DH, Beymer CH, Kaz AM, Elwing J, Gill JA, Goldsmith SF, Yao MD, Protiva P, Pohl H, Kyriakides T. Baseline Features and Reasons for Nonparticipation in the Colonoscopy Versus Fecal Immunochemical Test in Reducing Mortality From Colorectal Cancer (CONFIRM) Study, a Colorectal Cancer Screening Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jul 03; 6(7):e2321730. PMID: 37432690.

Published on 11/1/2022

Lonardo A, Mantovani A, Targher G, Baffy G. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Clinical and Research Implications. Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Nov 01; 23(21). PMID: 36362108.

Published on 12/1/2021

Fekete M, Piroska M, Szily M, Erdei M, Jokkel Z, Szabo H, Littvay L, Baffy G, Tarnoki AD, Tarnoki DL. Heritability analysis of liver stiffness detected by ultrasound shear wave elastography: a twin study. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 12 01; 33(1S Suppl 1):e766-e770. PMID: 34284414.

Published on 11/1/2021

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 Nov-Dec 01; 55(10):876-883. PMID: 34049372.

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