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Prof. Dr.
Imre Szirmai MD, PhD, DSc

Department of Neurology
Faculty of Medicine
Semmelweis University, Budapest

- 1966 Medical degree, University Medical School Pécs.
- 1970-74 Board examinations in neurology, anaesthesiology intensive therapy, psychiatry and clinical electrophysiology
- 1980 Candidate of medical sciences of Hungarian Academy of Sciences: "Correlation between regional cerebral blood flow, metabolism and EEG changes in epileptic seizures".
- 1990 Doctor of medical sciences of Hungarian Academy of Sciences: "Diagnosis and Intensive Therapy of Cerebrovascular Diseases"

Professional activities
- 1993-2007 Director of Department of Neurology, Semmelweis University

Scientific activities:
- 1977-78 IBRO-scholar at the Academic Institute of Neurophysiology, Vienna (Austria)
- 1978-79 IBRO-scholar at the Technical University of Graz (Austria)
- 1981-88 Basic research of epilepsy in cooperation with Ludwig Boltzmann Inst. Vienna (Austria). Study tours in Germany, Austria, Canada, USA
- 2008-09 Sabbatical in Portugal (electrophysiology)

Area of scientific interest:
- Parkinson disease – tremor and coordination - neuropsychology
- Topographic analysis of EEG during cognition and memory.
- Regulation of cortical blood flow during mental effort
--Memory and aphasia
- Neuronal mechanism of spread of epileptic discharges
- Hemorheology in cerebrovascular diseases
- Emergency neurology

Teaching Experience
Lectures and bed-side teaching of neurology for medical students of English- German- and Hungarian faculties. Special courses for neurology residents. Leader of the PhD school for Clinical Neurological Researches.


Publications and Academic Lectures:
- About 200 lectures and 118 publications were presented in English and Hungarian in the last 30 years. - Books: 6. - IF of the last 5 years: 48.688.

- President of the Hungarian Scientific Parkinson Society
- Past president of Hungarian Society of Neurologists and Psychiatrists
- Past president of the Korányi Society
- Research group member of the Internat. Society of Neurological Intensive Care,
- Member of the Scientific Council of the Journal of Perfusion,
- Hungarian EEG, Neurological and Physiological Societies,
-- Hungarian delegate of UEMS Section of Neurology – European Board of Neurology

WIPO prize for EEG mapping (1990)
Sántha Kálmán prize of the Hungarian Society of Neurologists and Psychiatrists (2001)
Honorary member of the German EEG Society (2003)
Apátzai Csere János prize of the Ministry of Education of Hungary (2007)

Born: May 13, 1942, Nationality: Hungarian, married, two sons, one daughter.