István Szikora

Prof Dr István Szikora

National Institute of Neurosciences, Amerikai ut 57, Budapest, 1145
Tel: +36-1-467-9357
Fax: +36-1467-9390
Email: h13424szi@ella.hu

Education:

1970-1977: Semmelweis University Medical School, Budapest MD, cum laude

1981: Board exam in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

1988: Board exam in Radiology

1999: Semmelweis University Medical School, Budapest Ph.D., Medical Radiology

2001: Board exam in Neuroradiology

2007: Semmelweis University Medical School, Budapest, Habilitation

Employment:

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)

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

Professional Activities and Research Projects:

  • 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 - )

Professional Achievements:

  • Publications in Hungarian journals: 15
  • Publications in international journals: 26 (cumulative impact factor: 60,701  citation index: 330)
  • Abstracts published in cited journals: 21
  • Book chapters in Hungarian books: 3
  • Book chapters in international books: 1
  • Professional affiliations:
    • Executive Committee member: Hungarian Society of Neurosurgery, Hungarian Society of Neuroradiology, Hungarian Stroke Society, European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT)
    • Full Member: European Society of Neuroradiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology,  American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, Hungarian Society of Radiology, National Board of Radiology, National Board of Neurosurgery
  • Primary investigator in scientific grants:
    • National Science and Research Fund (OTKA) T32770, 2000-2003: Endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms
    • National Science and Research Fund (OTKA) T047150 OPR, 2004-2006: Flow simulation of intracranial aneurysms
    • National Science and Research Fund (OTKA) OTKA 73773: Impact of peri-aneurysmal environment on intra-aneurysmal flow dynamics and their effect on the natural history of the disease