George Vagujhelyi, M.D., affectionately known as “Dr. V,” achieved his medical doctorate at Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical University in Hungary. He did his internship and residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine – Reno, and while he was there, he heard a lecture on hepatology (the study of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas) that determined the course of his career. He realized that gastroenterology offered him everything he was seeking in a fulfilling medical career. After he completed his residency, he pursued a fellowship at Tulane in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Dr. Vagujhelyi enjoys treating liver diseases, such as hepatitis, liver failure, and biliary evaluation. When asked about awards he has received or important career accomplishments, he just smiles and says, “I’m just happy to make people feel better.” And his personal ‘motto’ that he tries to pass on to his patients? “Never give up!”