Paul Gyorgy (April 7, 1893- March 1, 1976) was a Hungarian-born American nutritionist and pediatrician, a recipient of the National Medal of Science, best known for his discovery of three vitamins: riboflavin, vitamin B6, and biotin.
The citation that President Gerald Ford gave Gyorgy with the National Medal of Science read: "For his discovery of three vitamins and related research that have greatly improved human nutrition".
Gyorgy was Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Medical School.
He was also Chief of Pediatrics at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Chief of Pediatrics at Philadelphia General Hospital.
- 1893: born in Nagyvarad (currently Oradea), Hungary on April 7
- 1915: M.D., the University of Budapest Medical School
- 1920: assistant professor, the University of Heidelberg
- 1927: full professor, the University of Heidelberg
- 1933-1935: joined the Nutrition Laboratory of Cambridge University in England
- 1934: discovered vitamin B6
- 1935: a Visiting Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, the Western Reserve University in Cleveland
- 1937: associate Professor at the medical school, the Western Reserve University in Cleveland
- 1944: an Associate Research Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
- 1946: promoted to Professor
- 1950-1957: Chief of Pediatrics at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- 1957-1963: Chief of Pediatrics at Philadelphia General Hospital from 1957-63
- 1963: Professor Emeritus
- 1976: died on March 1 at Morristown (N. J.) Memorial Hospital