The Buda Health Center is one of the leading private institutions of Budapest offering its patients personalized comprehensive health care.


Kurimay, Tamás, MD, Prof.

Medical specialism

  • Integration of biology and social therapy
  • Treatment of psychological diseases before, during and after giving birth (perinatal psychiatry)
  • Family therapy, cognitive psychotherapy
  • Treatment of mood changes and anxiety
  • Sport-related problems
  • Mental diseases for adults at every life stage, including the elderly as well

Professional experience

  • Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Central National Hospital
  • Teaching Hospital, Semmelweis University
    • Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
      • Responsible for study
  • Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Clinic, Kútvölgyi Clinical Block, Semmelweis University
    • Leading senior doctor
  • 1986: University of Pennsylvania
  • Family Centric Health Center of Buda, Department of Psychiatry, Szent János Hospital
    • 2001 – : Head of Department
  • 2003 – : Buda Health Center

Education and qualifications

  • 1979: Faculty of Medicine – Semmelweis University
  • 1983: qualifying exam in psychiatry
  • 1986: cognitive therapy, family therapy course, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1994: Ph.D.
  • 1994: qualifying exam in addictology
  • 1994: qualifying exam in psychotherapy
  • 1998: supervisor with degree
  • 2004: European Psychotherapy Degree
  • 2005: qualifying exam in medical recovery

Language skills

  • English

Professional and society membership

  • Hungarian Family Therapy Association
    • 1995 – 2002: Director
  • European Family Therapy Association
    • 1998 – 2003: Member of Directorate
  • Family Research and Intervention Section, World Psychiatric Association
    • 2008 – 2014: Director
  • Psychiatric and Psychotherapeutic Committee, Psychiatry Special College
    • 2015 – : Director
  • Hungarian Psychiatric Association
    • 2010 – 2012: Director
    • Foreign Affairs Committee
      • Director – to date
    • Sport Psychiatry Section
      • Co-director
  • World Health Organization
    • Counterpart on Mental Health of Hungary
  • European Psychiatric Association
    • Member of Directory
    • Council of National Psychiatric Association
      • 2017 – 2019: Director

Scientific activity

  • He published more than 70 articles in scientific journals; author and co-author of 26 books and chapters, he has presented more than 260 lectures at national and international conferences.
  • He and MD. Tünde Németh initiated the first Hungarian Baby-Mother – Father programme in 2004.
  • Awards
    • 2001: European Family Therapy Award
    • Böszörményi-Nagy Iván award
    • 2007: Batthyányi-Strattmann László award
    • 2008: Hollós István award
    • 2011: Appreciation by the Minister
    • 2011: Award by the Minister

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