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 .

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

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.

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) .