ELLICOTT CITY, MD, September 18, 2018 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present the late Gabriel George Pinter, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Pinter celebrated many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
A devoted researcher and teacher of physiology for more than 40 years, Dr. Pinter entered academia in 1951 for the first time as an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology at Semmelweiss University Medical School in Budapest, Hungary. Six years later, he accepted an appointment as a research associate at the University Institute of Experimental Medical Research in Oslo, Norway. One year later, he found himself taking on an even bigger challenge. Relocating to the United States in 1958, Dr. Pinter became assistant professor and research associate in the Department of Physiology teaching at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, where he would remain for three years. Moving approximately 900 miles northeast to teach at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Dr. Pinter became Professor of Physiology in 1970. He officially retired in 1992. He passed away on October 10, 2017.
Dr. Pinter was born in Bekes, Hungary on June 23, 1925. He earned his Doctor of Medicine qualification (cum laude) in 1951 at the Semmelweiss School of Medicine, Budapest. His main interests were physiology research and higher education. He sought understanding of the mechanical, biochemical and physiological functioning of human organisms. His main research was in renal physiology and microcirculation. His research was published in American and international scientific and academic journals. He was an invited speaker at universities and research institutes in America and Europe. He held honorary assistant professorships (Hanover, West Germany, Uppsala, Sweden) and a research fellowship (Kings College, London.) He contributed to higher education by planning, organizing and evaluating courses and by active teaching. He ran courses for undergraduate medical students, was supervisor for Ph.D. theses and trained post-doctoral fellows in the specialty. He was invited First Faculty Opponent at a Doctoral Thesis Defense in Uppsala, Sweden. Dr. Pinter was a long time member of the American Physiological Society, The Scandinavian Physiological Society, The Physiological Society of Great Britain, and The European Society of Microcirculation.
The recipient of awards and honors including The U.S. Public Health Service Career Development Award (1961-1967), Swedish Medical Research Council Fellowship (1971), Senior U.S. Scientist Award, A.von Humboldt Prize, West Germany (1979), Invited Lecturer, “State of the ART” Lecture, 28th International Congress of Physiological Sciences, Oxford, U.K. (1980), Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Physiology, King's College, University of London, England (1987-1992). Dr. Pinter has been highlighted in every edition of Who's Who in America since 1995, as well as nearly a dozen editions of Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in the East.
He retired in 1992 but remained very active. He translated, jointly with his second wife, Vera, Karl Popper's autobiography into Hungarian, published in 1998, also R. M. Rilke's Duino Elegies, published in 2003. They also wrote a couple of articles on Karl Popper's philosophy. In 2015 he obtained a patent for “Method and Apparatus for Partial Desalination of Concentrated Salt Solution.” This method was based on the principles of the kidney's concentrating mechanism.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, the late Gabriel George Pinter, MD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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