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


Várdi, Katalin, MD


„It always seems impossible until it is done”
Nelson Mandela

Medical specialism

  • Non-cancer pulmonary diseases
  • Cough, difficult breathing
  • Rehabilitation after severe diseases
  • Possible physiotherapy, dietetic treatment of chronic respiratory diseases
  • Sleeping medicine, especially problems during sleeping, sleep apnoea and treatments

Professional experience

  • 1989 – 2007: Department of Pulmonology, Semmelweis University
    • Academic adjunct
  • 1991 – 1992, 1994 – 1995: Osler Chest Unit, The Churchill Hospital, University of Oxford
    • Visiting research fellow
  • 2007 – 2018: Institute of Pulmonology, Törökbálint
    • Head of Department
    • Head of Sleep Laboratory
  • 2011 – : Private practice
  • 2011 – : Buda Health Center

Education and qualifications

  • 1989: Faculty of Medicine – Semmelweis University
  • 1993: qualifying exam in pulmonology
  • 2007: qualifying exam in somnology
  • 2009: qualifying exam in medical rehabilitation

Language skills

  • English

Professional and society membership

  • Hungarian Respiratory Society
    • Member of Directorate
  • European Respiratory Society
  • Hungarian Society for Sleep Medicine
    • Member of Directorate
  • Organisations for diseases and for people who suffer from them
    • „Alapítvány a Magyarországi Pompe Betegekért”
      • Director
    • „Légzéssel a Lélekért Alapítvány”
      • Founder

Scientific activity

  • Articles, book chapters about the field of breathing disorders in sleep addicts
  • Awards
    • 1998: Kováts Ferenc award – for outstanding pulmonological scientific work

    • 2008: Hungarian Respiratory Society award – for the best poster

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!

Patient safety protocol

We consider the safety of our patients and our professionals to be of the utmost importance, therefore, in accordance with the current regulations in force, we implement several protective measures against COVID-19 in our Institute, which you can read about in detail HERE. A negative PCR test is required for oral and other body cavity examinations or interventions if the patient had a positive PCR test in the last 3 weeks prior to the test.

The high level of interest in coronavirus testing has proportionally increased the workload of our telephone customer service. In order to improve our service, we provide a dedicated telephone line for corona virus test appointments: +36 1 999-1727
At the above telephone number - on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. - our colleagues only book appointments for coronavirus testing.

To download the on-site pre-screening questionnaire, please click HERE!

In order to provide mandatory information to the National eHealth Infrastructure (EESZT) in accordance with legal regulations, the basic condition for starting care for all Hungarian citizens is to provide the number of the social security identification card ("TAJ kártya") and to provide credible proof of your personal data. In the case of foreign nationals who do not have a TAJ, the number of the foreign travel document will be recorded.