Public Profile

My personal information
NAME: Prof. Istvan SZIKORA
SPECIALITY: Neurointerventionalist
COUNTRY: Hungary
TOWN:  Budapest
INSTITUTION:  OITI-National Institute of Neurosurgery
My Biography


1970-1977 - Semmelweis University Medical School, Budapest
                     Medical degree, graduated cum laude 1977,
1981 - Board exam in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
1988 - Board exam in Radiology
1999 - Semmelweis University Medical School, Budapest
            Ph.D. Degree in Medical Radiology
2001 - Board exam in Neuroradiology
2007 - Habilitation: Semmelweis University Medical School, Budapest

Clinical career

Previous jobs:
1991-1994 - Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNYAB), Buffalo, NY, USA
2005-2007 - Deputy Director, General, National Institute of Neurosciences (NIN)

Present position:
2010 - Head, Department of Neurointerventions, National Institute of Neurosciences (NIN)
           Deputy Director, Research and Science, National Institute of Neurosciences (NIN)

Active areas of research

• Flow alteration in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Experimental studies (SUNYAB)
• Liquid polymers in the experimental treatment of aneurysms (SUNYAB)
• Experimental induction of aneurysms using Elastase (SUNYAB)
• Application of intravascular ultrasound in flow stuides of experimental aneurysms (SUNYAB)
• Introduction of endovascular treatment for intracranial vascular disease in Hungary (NIN)
• Endovascuar treatment of intracranial aneurysms (NIN, supported by ETT 1993, OTKA 2000)
• Biomechanical modelling of intracranial aneurysm rupture (NIN, supported by ETT, 2003)
• Flow simulation of intracranial aneuryms (NIN, supported by OTKA, 2004)
• Endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms using polymer coated microcoils (NIN, 2005)
• Endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms using inravascular stents (NIN, 2006)
• Effect of perianeurysmal environment on intraaneruysmal flow (NIN, supported by OTKA, 2007 - 2012)

Professional affiliations

- General Secretary, European Society of Minimally Invazive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT)
- Full member: European Society of Neuroradiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, Hungarian Society of Radiology, Hungarian Society of Neurosurgery, Hungarian Society of Neuroradiology, Hungarian Stroke Society, National Board of Neurosurgery