Zsolt Bagi


Zsolt Bagi


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Cardiology

The Graduate School


Dr. Zsolt Bagi is a Professor at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. Zsolt received his MD in 2000 and PhD 2004 from the Semmelweis University Medical School in Hungary. He joined Professor Gabor Kaley at the Department of Physiology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY in 2002, where he held an Assistant Professor position (2007-2010) and established his research laboratory. Zsolt moved to Oxford in 2010 having been awarded an Intermediate Research Fellowship from the British Heart Foundation Center of Research Excellence and joined the Department of Pharmacology at University of Oxford (2010-2012). He was a Senior Research Fellow at the Somerville College, Oxford University (2011-2013). Currently, Zsolt leads a research laboratory with the Department of Physiology, Medical College of Georgia, where his current research is focusing on coronary microvascular disease in patients with diabetes mellitus and diastolic heart failure.


  • Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, General Semmelweis University of Budap, 2004

  • MD, Medicine Semmelweis University of Budap, 2000

Awards & Honors

  • Star Reviewer Am J Physiology, Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 2016

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Young Investigator Award of the American Physiological Society 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 6320

    Brain, Behavior, & Movement
  • MEDI 6300

    Career Paths in Med
  • MEDI 6120

    Foundations of Medicine
  • MEDI 6330

    Healthcare Across the Lifespan
  • PSIO 6110

    Medical Physio 1
  • VBIO 8010

    Methods in Cardiovascular Rese
  • MEDI 6130

  • PSIO 9300

  • BIOM 8011

    Respon Conduct of Research
  • PSIO 5011

  • MEDI 6220

  • MEDI 6240

  • BIOM 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • VBIO 8020

    New Frontiers in Vasc Bio
  • PSIO 7410

  • PSIO 6610

    Seminar in Phys
  • PSIO 9010

    Seminar in Physiology

Teaching Interests

Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology.
New directions of cardiovascular physiology educations.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Neurogenic Background for Emotional Stress-Associated Hypertension, 2023
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Mice with endothelial cell‐selective adhesion molecule deficiency develop coronary microvascular rarefaction and left ventricle diastolic dysfunction, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The role of ADAM17 in cerebrovascular and cognitive function in the APP/PS1 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease., 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Association of cerebral microvascular dysfunction and white matter injury in Alzheimer's disease., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Role of Caveolae in the Development of Microvascular Dysfunction and Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Our studies focus on the investigation of the function of human coronary resistance arteries. We want to develop a greater understanding of how small coronary arteries are controlled in health and disease and discover new targets for therapeutic intervention.

University Service

  • Admissions Committee for the Medical College of Georgia 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • University Senate – Athletics 2014 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • APSselect 2018 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Journal of Vascular Research 2018 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Am J Physiology, Heart and Circulatory Physiology 2015 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Microcirculation 2015 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology 2013 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member