Siragy, Helmy M.

Helmy M. Siragy

Helmy M. Siragy

Primary Appointment

Professor, Medicine: Endocrinology and Metabolism

Contact Information


Telephone: 434-924-5629
Fax: 434-924-1284
Email: hms7a@virginia.edu
Website: http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinical/departments/medicine/divisions/endocrine/research/labs/siragy

Research Interests

Biology and Pathophysiology of Angiotensin Receptor Subtypes in the Kidney and Heart Diseases

Research Description

Dr. Helmy M. Siragy developed the microdialysis technique, which led to a golden age of revolutionary discoveries about the nature of angiotensin receptors and renal paracrine hormones.

The lab focuses on the biology and pathophysiology of angiotensin subtype receptors in cardiovascular systems. Currently the lab is conducting pioneering translational research that has major clinical impact and is related to cardiac ischemia, diabetic kidney disease, local tissue production of aldosterone and its paracrine functions in the kidney and heart.

Our Lab is also involved in clinical studies related to aldosterone pulse activity in normal individuals and in patients with primary aldosteronism, vasopressin receptors in the kidney and management of hyponatremia, and ongoing studies investigating the effects of long term angiotensin subtype 1 receptor blockade on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

Selected Publications