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medical researcher

Bogdan Balas, Romanian medical researcher. Grantee, Endocrine Fellowship Foundation, 2006-2007, Mentor-based Postdoctoral fellowship, American Diabetes Association, since 2007.


Balas, Bogdan was born on July 4, 1974 in Bacau, Romania. Son of Gheorghe and Ana-Veturia Balas.


Doctor of Medicine, Carol Davila University Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania, 2000.


Endocrine fellow San Francisco Ioan Hospital, Bucharest, 2001—2004. Postdoctoral fellow University Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, since 2004.


  • Achievements include research in how vildagliptin suppresses endogenous glucose production and enhances islet function after single dose administration in Type 2 diabetic patients. Research in how pioglitazone treatment increases whole body fat but not total body water in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Research in the role of PGC-1 in the development of hepatic insulin resistance.

    Research in role of taspoglutide for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.


Married Bogdana Ioana Comanescu, July 10, 1999.

Gheorghe Balas

Ana-Veturia Balas

Bogdana Ioana Comanescu