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


Pálinkás Imre, MD


I learnt the fundamentals of rheumatology under great tutors at the National Institute of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy. Afterwards I was introduced to the aspects of rheumatological medicine at the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition as a consultant physician and as the head of national research. Then I returned to practicing in 2015, which was followed by professional meetings inside the family with my physiotherapist and manual therapist wife.

As a rheumatologist I worked in the field of osteoporosis and, as the head of clinical research, I treated patients with pain syndromes and inflammatory joint diseases. Currently I am interested in the area of spinal and musculoskeletal pain syndromes and the diseases which could originate from psychosomatics (e.g. fibromyalgia).

Professional experience

  • 1995 – 2000: National Institute of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy
    • Rheumatologist course and qualification
  • 1996 – 2000: Medical Training Institute
    • Tutor (anatomy, physiology, internal medicine, rheumatology)
  • 2000 – 2019: Pfizer, Wyeth, Biogen
    • Physician consultant
    • Head of Regional Medical Research
  • 2009 – 2013: Department of Medical- Biology Rating, National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition
    • Licenced rheumatology specialist
  • 2015 – : “Misszió Egészségügyi Központ”
    • Rheumatologist
  • 2019 – : Buda Health Center
    • Rheumatologist

Education and qualifications

  • 1995: Faculty of Medicine – Semmelweis University
  • 1998: specialist-economics specialisation, Finance and Accountancy Academy Budapest
  • 2000: qualifying exam in rheumatology
  • 2012: International Pharmaceutical Researcher Diploma, Clinical Scientist, CEMDC
  • 2016: MHE Hypnotherapist diploma
  • 2016 – : Psychotherapist course

Language of consultation

  • Hungarian
  • English

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