Helmy M. Siragy

University of Virginia, USA


Helmy M. Siragy received is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Director of the Hypertension Center at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va, USA. He obtained his residency training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Tex, USA, followed by fellowships in endocrinology and hypertension under the supervision of Professor Frederic C. Bartter at the University of Texas. He is board certified in internal medicine, with subspecialty in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism, and certified as Hypertension Specialist by the American Society of Hypertension. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physician, the American Heart Association, and is a Member of numerous national and international Endocrine and Hypertension Societies. He is a Reviewer for the American Heart, the National Institutes of Health, as well several national and international medical journals. He joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of Hypertension, and currently is the Section Editor for the antihypertensive agents: Mechanisms of Drug Action section, Current Hypertension Reports, and Current Hypertension Reviews. As an international lecturer on subjects related to hypertension and endocrinology, he was the first to discover and publish that stimulation of angiotensin AT2 receptor whic lead to generating nitric oxide through stimulation of Bradykinin-Nitric Oxide-cGMP cascade. He has authored more than 200 medical journal articles and abstracts, and twenty one medical textbook chapters, including Braunwald Atlas of Heart Diseases, Harrison's online textbook of Medicine, and Companion to Brenner and Rector's The Kidney. His primary research interests are in the areas of the renin-angiotensin system, cardiac ischemia, and diabetic nephropathy.

Biography Updated on 2 April 2009

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