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Magyar

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


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