University of Minnesota

George Jiri Fodor, MD, PhD


George Fodor is the Head of Research for the Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Professor at the University of Ottawa. Fodor’s research is in cardiology, lipid metabolism, and hypertension which has made him a leading Canadian expert in preventive cardiology.

He received his MD and PhD degrees from Charles University in Prague in CVD physiology and was a pioneer in CVD epidemiology with Gosta Tibblin in Gothenburg and Bill Miall at the MRC unit in Jamaica. From the early 1970s to 1994 he was professor of medicine and community health at Newfoundland Memorial University and subsequently has headed research at the Ottawa Heart Institute.

He has led preventive studies and programs in populations of Canada and Hungary and participated in the Women’s Heart Health project. He is presently coordinating projects in Central and Eastern Europe in cooperation with McMaster University and is conducting a study of Metabolic Syndrome in three geographic areas of Newfoundland.

Dr. Fodor was Founding President of the Canadian Hypertension Society and the Canadian Coalition for Hypertension Prevention and Control. He is honorary member of Czech and Slovak Cardiology Societies. (HB)


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