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 skills

  • English
  • French
  • Russian

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