Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD
Chief Academic Officer
About Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD
As Chief Academic Officer of Beth Israel Lahey Health, Dr. Gyongyi Szabo oversees the system's robust research and teaching programs. In this role, Dr. Szabo works with research and academic leaders across the system to amplify our collective academic impact by fostering coordination and collaboration across institutions; aligning research and education priorities while honoring our commitments to our existing academic partners; establishing common capabilities and infrastructure; and attracting and retaining world-class researchers and educators, supported by exceptional administrative teams.
Dr. Szabo also serves as Chief Academic Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), where she oversees BIDMC's robust research and teaching programs and identifies and supports a broad range of basic, translational and clinical research priorities.
An internationally recognized leader in the field of liver immunology and a highly regarded educator, Dr. Szabo brings extensive knowledge and experience in scientific research and mentorship. Most recently, she served as Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine, Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Sciences, Director of the MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program and Associate Vice Provost for Interprofessional Education in Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Having published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, Dr. Szabo leads a research laboratory focusing on cures for liver inflammation. She is a fellow of several professional associations, including the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Physicians, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, where she served as President in 2015. She is a recipient of Doctor Honoris Causa from the Semmelweis University and elected member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
She earned her medical degree at the University Medical School in Debrecen, Hungary and her doctoral degree from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.