Peter Kovacs

Kaali Institute, Hungary

Peter Kovacs graduated from the Albert Szent-Gyorgyi School of Medicine in Szeged, Hungary, in 1994. Upon graduation he started residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and then continued his education in Dr. Nanette Santoro’s Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Program at the same medical school. Upon graduation in 2002, he was invited to join the infertility practice in Hungary’s largest IVF clinic, the Kaali Institute in Budapest. He was promoted to Medical Director in 2008. He has been the main force behind the clinic’s research activity in the past decade. He has initiated several randomized trials studying the various aspects of ovarian stimulation, laboratory procedures and has published on different outcome parameters affecting IVF efficacy. In recent years he has been part of the group that is evaluating the clinical benefits of time lapse embryo monitoring for embryo selection. Numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and presentations at various international meetings serve as evidence for the clinic’s research activity. In 2005 he earned a Ph.D. degree for studies assessing the effect of diabetes/insulin on GnRH neuron activity using a rat model. He has been writing monthly segments on gynecology and reproductive endocrinology for Medscape/ WebMD and has been on the Editorial Board, Women’s Health Journal WebMD for over 10 years. He is one of the editors and writers of the first Hungarian textbook on the modern workup and management of infertility and has written the chapter on IVF in the textbook of OB/GYN for medical students. Dr. Kovacs is board certified in OB/GYN and REI in the USA and in OB/GYN in Hungary. In 2010 he was elected to become a member of the Human Reproduction Committee which is the highest regulating body of fertility treatments in Hungary. In 2011 he was elected to become the national representative of Hungary in ESHRE.

Biography Updated on 23 November 2012

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