Prof. Kristóf Nékám, MD, PhD (HU)

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Current appointment:
Head of Dept. of Allergy and Immunology at the Hospital of the Hospitaller Order in Buda. H-1277 Budapest 23, POB 98. Hungary. Tel +3613350915 .
e-mail: nekamkr@t-online.hu

Graduated:
Semmelweis University , 1968 (M.D) . PhD : Semmelweis University , 1979.

Longest Scholarship:
16 months at the Department of Basic and Clinical Immunology and Microbiology , Medical University of South Carolina , Charleston , USA (1979–1980)
Specialized in Internal Medicine , 1973 ; Allergology and Clinical Immunology , 1985 ; Clinical Pharmacology , 2005

Appointments:
1968–1991: Assistant, later Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Semmelweis University . 1991–2000 : Allergy and Immunology, Natl. Inst. of Rheumatology Budapest, Head of the Department. 2000– present : see above. Professor of Allergy & Immunology at Semmelweis & Debrecen Universities of Medicine.

Fields of research and interest:
in vivo and in vitro diagnostic procedures and therapy of allergic and immunological diseases , clinical applications of immunoregulation , adverse reactions to food (food allergy and intolerance) , epidemiology and data processing in allergy, clinical research on new drugs.

Publications:
more than 290 papers in international (99, incl.abstracts) and Hungarian (over 190) medical journals, chapters of books on allergy and immunology (6 English publications , 13 Hungarian) . Editor and author: „Food allergy“ (1994, in Hungarian) and „Practical allergy“ (1996, in Hungarian) . Author: „Allergy – an environmental trap” (2003) and „ About allergies” (2006) .

Professional Activities:
Vice-President: Hungarian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (since 2007, previously : President). European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology : individual member.
Chairman: Asssociation for the Health of Allergic People . Medical Director: Allergy Research Foundation .
Corresponding member : Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allergologie und Immunologie (2001)
Honorary member : Romanian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (2001), Slovakian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (2004) .