Zsolt Bagi

Associate Professor

Zsolt Bagi

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Cardiology

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies


Dr. Zsolt Bagi is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. Zsolt received his M.D. in 2000 and Ph.D. 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 Reseach Fellow at the Somerville College, Oxford University (2011-2013). Currently, Zsolt leads a research laboratory at Vascular Biology Center, 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 (MD) Semmelweis University of Budap, 2000

Awards & Honors

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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • VBIO 9300

    Research in Vascular Bio
  • VBIO 9010

    Seminar in Vascular Bio
  • VBIO 8010

    Fundamental Principles in Vas
  • COGS 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • VBIO 9210

    Investigation of a Prob
  • VBIO 8020

    New Frontiers in Vasc Bio
  • VBIO 9020

    Vascular Biology Journal Club

Teaching Interests

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


Selected Recent Publications

  • Impaired coronary collateral growth - miR-shaken neutrophils caught in the act. Invited Editorial, 2015
  • A novel tumor necrosis factor-mediated mechanism of direct epithelial sodium channel activation., 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Age-related impairment of conducted dilation in human coronary arterioles, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Caveolin-1 is a negative regulator of NADPH oxidase-derived reactive oxygen species, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Corrigendum to “Caveolin-1 is a negative regulator of NADPH oxidase-derived reactive oxygen species“ [Free Radic. Biol. 73 (2014) 201-213], 2014
    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.