Dezsényi Balázs MD
I graduated in medicine at Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest in 2007. Following this, I worked in the Central Hospital of Southern Pest – National Institute of Haematology and Infectious Diseases (formerly known as Szent László Hospital) for 13 years, where I treated patients with infectious disesases in the Department of Infectology. I qualified as an infectious disease specialist in 2013 and as a tropical disease specialist in 2015. I made study tours to Kenya, Sweden, and multiple times to Italy. My special field of interest is clinical parasitology. I give lectures in this subject on a regular basis, mostly in national conferences. I have publications in renowned Hungarian and foreign medical journals. I am a member of several European and Hungarian medical societies. Currently I am the leader of a Hungarian nationwide research programme focusing on the occurance and special features of alveolar echinococcosis, a rare parasitic infection affecting the liver. I take part in medical education as well: I mentor students who study parasitology in the Scientific Students’ Association, and also provide thesis consultation for my students.