György Paragh
University of Debrecen in Debrecen, Hungary.
György Paragh

György Paragh, MD, PhD, DSc is a Full Professor, Head of Department of Internal Medicine, and Chief of Division of Metabolic Diseases at Faculty of Medicine, University of Debrecen in Debrecen, Hungary.

Dr. Paragh is a graduate of the University Medical School of Debrecen in Hungary and board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Endocrinology and Emergency Medicine. He received his PhD on studying LDL receptor function of monocytes and macrophages in patients with hypercholesterolemia in 1987 and obtained his DSc degree from investigating lipid metabolism in disorders that cause atherosclerosis in 2000. Dr. Paragh also served as Dean of Faculty of Medicine, then President of Medical and Health Science Center at University of Debrecen.

His research interests include several aspects of atherosclerosis including HDL-associated paraoxonase, alterations of LDL receptor function in hyperlipoproteinemias, associations of high-density lipoprotein function with oxidative stress and inflammatory markers, and variations of adipokine profile in obesity-related disorders, as well. Dr. Paragh is the President of the Hungarian Atherosclerosis Society and serves as an editorial board member and a peer reviewer for several journals and he is the editor-in-chief of the top Hungarian scientific journal “Metabolizmus”. Under his leadership, Division of Metabolic Diseases at University of Debrecen has become a national and regional center for lipid metabolic disorders including familial hypercholesterolemia. 16 students have defended their thesis so far, under his direct supervision. He has published over 500 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and has served as principal investigator in numerous clinical studies.

Dr. Paragh is the recipient of several prizes and has been selected as “Professor of the Year” multiple times by the medical students of his university.

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