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Hoffer, Zoltán, MD

Professional experience

  • 1995 – 2004: Department of Spinal Disorders and Rehabilitation, Hungarian Army Medical Center
  • 1996 – 1997: M.E. Müller Institute for Biomechanics Basic and Clinical Biomechanics Group, University of Bern
  • 2000 – : Buda Health Center
  • 2001 – 2011: Selye János College, Semmelweis University
    • Director
  • 2004 – : National Center for Spinal Disorders
    • 2011 – : Medical director
    • 2015 – 2018: Deputy chief director
    • 2018 – : Chief director

Education and qualifications

  • 1995: Faculty of Medicine – Semmelweis University
  • 1999: AO spine surgical course 1, Davos
  • 2001: Health Services Management Postgraduate Program, Health Services Management Training Centre, Semmelweis University
  • 2003: qualifying exam in orthopaedics
  • 2003: 1st Advanced Spine Course – Medtronic Sofamor Danec, Budapest
  • 2005: AO spine surgical course 2, Davos
  • 2008: AOSpine Advanced Regional Course, Budapest
  • 2011: AOSpine Advanced Symposium – Deformed Spine, Budapest
  • 2011: Euro Spine Course Diploma Module 1 and 3, Budapest
  • 2013: Euro Spine Course Diploma Module 5, Luzern
  • 2014: AOSpine Masters Symposium – Surgical Treatment of Spine Tumours, Budapest
  • 2015: Spine Sciences’ State of the Art: Meet the Experts on Spinal Osteotomies, Barcelona

Language skills

  • German
  • English

Professional and society membership

  • Hungarian Orthopaedic Association
  • Hungarian Spine Society
  • Hungarian Society of Biomechanics
  • Hungarian Society for Osteology and Osteoarthrology
  • AO Spine

Scientific activity

  • Number of specialist articles: 4
  • Number of book chapters: 3
  • Number of presentations: 59
  • Number of scientific projects: 3
  • Publications
    • Hoffer Z, Oxland TR, Nydegger T, Rathonyi GC, Nolte LP: “Elülső intervertebrális cage-k biomechanikai vizsgálata: centrális és bilaterális beültetés”. Ideggyógyászati Szemle 199851(9-10):317-324.

    • Hoffer Z: “Elülső intervertebrális cage-ek összehasonlító biomechanikai vizsgálata. Centrális és bilaterális beültetés”. Modern gerincgyógyászat. 1. A magyar gerincgyógyászat története. Szerk.: Varga Péter Pál, 1998, ISBN 963 03 5402 0

    • Oxland TR, Hoffer Z, Nydegger T, Rathonyi GC, Nolte LP: “Comparative Biomechanical Investigation of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Cages: Central and Bilateral Approaches”. Jour Bone and Joint Surg 2000,;82A (No3): 383-393

    • Nydegger T, Oxland TR, Hoffer Z, Nolte LP:” Does anterolateral cage insertion enhance immediate stabilization of the functional spinal unit? A biomechanical investigation”. Spine. 2001 Nov 15;26(22):2491-7.

    • Varga PP Hoffer Z,, Bors I.: “Computer-assisted Percutaneous Transiliac Approach to the Tumorous Malformation of the Sacrum.” Computer Aided Surgery, 2001;6(4):212-6.

    • Hoffer Z: “Gerinc biomechanikai vizsgálata”. in: Mozgásszervek biomechanikája. szerk: Kocsis László, Kiss Rita, Illyés Árpád. 2007. ISBN 978 963 9535 64 0

Should You like to make an appointment with our collegue for private consultation, please dial the number +36-1-489-5200, where our dispatchers will answer your call between 8am and 8pm every weekday!

Suspension of outpatient and inpatient care in non-acute cases

Dear Visitor,

Amidst the current epidemiological situation and in line with the orders of the competent government bodies, the Buda Health Center (BEK Kft.) is suspending its outpatient and inpatient care in non-acute cases with immediate effect.      

We will continuously keep our contractual partners posted about how the logistics of the services evolve through the competent experts and those responsible for organising our healthcare provision.      

As far as ongoing treatments are concerned, our dispatchers will continuously keep patients posted following the guidance of their respective doctors. Should you have any questions, we recommend contacting your doctor via email through the institute’s email address.      

This measure will change based on central orders upon the alleviation of the epidemic.      


Péter Pál Varga, M.D.
General Director