Zsolt Pápai-Székely Back

Head of Pulmonology Department, Szent György University Teaching Hospital, Hungary

Dr Zsolt Pápai-Székely graduated from Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest, Hungary in 1989. He is Board certified in Pulmonary Medicine and in Medical Oncology. After working as a staff physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Korányi National Institute of Pulmonology, Dr Pápai travelled widely in the United States and Europe to further his education. In 2003, he was named Head of the Department of Pulmonology and Thoracic Oncology at Székesfehérvár, making it rapidly one of the busiest interventional pulmonology referral centres in his country. Dr Pápai’s major clinical interests are in bronchoscopy and particularly in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. He has a longstanding history of leadership and was Chair of the Hungarian Association for Bronchology. Since 2010, he served as Secretary General of the Hungarian Respiratory Society. He also served as the International Regent for Hungary in the American College of Chest Physicians, and was elected chair of the International Council from 2009-2010, and was President of International Bronchoesophagological Society from 2010-2012. He has been an active member of the WABIP for many years and was chosen to be the President of the highly successful 10th World Congress for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology held in Budapest in 2010. In 2014 he was elected Vice Chair of the WABIP. Served as Chair 2016-2018, and currently the immediate Past Chair of the WABIP.