József Furák M.D., Ph.D.

Associate professor, Head of the Thoracic Surgery Unit
József Furák M.D., Ph.D.
Phone: +36-62-545-472
E-mail: furak.jozsef@med.u-szeged.hu

University studies

  • University of Szeged – Faculty of Medicine, 1983-1989


  • M.D. “cum laude”, 1989
  • general surgery, 1994
  • thoracic surgery, 1997
  • Euroepean thoracic surgery, 1999

Scientific degrees

  • Ph.D. 2003


  • thoracic surgeries
  • organising of specialised consultations
  • acute and elective surgical interventions
  • participation in regional / nation-wide patient care (Hungary, Romania)


  • University of Szeged Faculty of Medicine: medical training, dental education,
    cross-teaching, other higher education – lectures.
    Hours per week in the average of two semesters 0,46428571

Scientific works: MTMT (Hungarian Scientific Bibliography)

Academic posts

  • Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee – University of Szeged

Study visits

  • Studying minimally invasive thoracic surgeries, Los Angeles USA, 2005
  • Thoracic Surgery Unit in Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Canada, 1998, 2001
  • Tracheal Surgery Meeting, Treviso Italy, 1997
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Meeting, Treviso Italy, 1996
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair training, Hall im Tirol Austria, 1996
  • National Institute of Oncology Budapest, Surgical Unit, 1995


  • Batthyány-Strattmnann Award, 2014


  • lung cancer, lung diseases

Society membership

  • Hungarian Surgical Society
  • Hungarian Society of Thoracic Surgery
  • Hungarian Transplantation Society
  • Hungarian Cancer Society
  • European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American College of Chest Physicians