Positron Emission Tomography imaging of angiotensin and endothelin receptors; Angiotensin subtype AT1 receptors role in myocardial remodeling, transplant nephropathy and renovascular hypertension; Endothelin A and angiotensin subtype AT1 receptors roles in cancer; Central serotonin transporters role in alcoholism, Parkinsons disease and brain injury; PET imaging of central and peripheral molecular recognition sites, including angiotensin, endothelin and histamine receptors and serotonin and dopamine transporters; Positron emission tomography (PET)
Zsolt Szabo, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Division of Nuclear Medicine within the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science.
A general radiologist, Dr. Szabo specializes in nuclear medicine— in particular, positron emission tomography (PET) imaging— both clinically and in his research activities. He also serves as the Division of Nuclear Medicine’s educational coordinator.
Dr. Szabo earned both a medical degree (with a focus on oncology and radiation therapy) and a master’s degree in nuclear medicine at Serbia’s University of Belgrade.
He earned a medical degree at Germany’s University of Düsseldorf Medical School, as well as a doctoral degree in nuclear science at the Julich Section of Dusseldorf University.
Dr. Szabo served as a nuclear-medicine attending physician before completing a research fellowship at Johns Hopkins and joining the faculty in 1992.
Among his many accomplishments at Hopkins, Dr. Szabo helped to develop PET as a way to image neuroreceptors and served as the Division of Nuclear Medicine’s acting director for two years.
He has presented more than 60 invited lectures, served as principal investigator for a number of extramural grant projects, mentored scores of graduate students and served on several NIH review panels.
A co-author of the seminal textbook Principles of Nuclear Medicine, Dr. Szabo has authored some 60 peer-reviewed journal articles—primarily about PET applications to cardiovascular conditions and neurophysiology—and about 40 textbook chapters. He also serves as a reviewer for journals that include The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.