Péter Banczerowski M.D. Ph.D


Neurosurgery (brain surgeon and spine surgeon)

Dr. Banczerowski is the neurosurgery medical director of the Hungarian National Institute of Neurology; he is head of the brain surgery department and senior physician in spine surgery, leading the spine surgery medical team at the institute. He is a professor at Semmelweis University as head of the Department of Neurosurgery, a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the president of the Neurosurgery Medical College Council, and member of the General Medicine Faculty Council of Semmelweis University. Dr. Banczerowski is the presiding over the neurosurgery education of central Hungary, and a board member of the Hungarian Neurosurgery Society. He is the president and founder of the Hungarian Chapter of the Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society, and the national representative of the Executive Committee of the Southeast Europe Neurosurgical Society.

Having worked in the top medical institute of neurosurgery for more than 20 years, Dr. Banczerowski is an acknowledged expert in the latest techniques of brain and spine surgery, one of the few surgeons who are adapt in the combined treatment of both brain and spine conditions. Employing the latest in medical technology and managing a select team of surgeons and physicians, he is able to tacle the most complex problems that involve different medical fields.

Dr. Banczerowski is an expert in the complex surgical reconstruction of the spine using metal plates, treating a broad range of degenerative conditions (herniated disks, spinal stenosis, vertebral lystesis), tumours (both inside the vertebral canal and on the spine itself) and traumas (accident related injuries, such as a broken spine). 

As well as performing spine operations, Dr. Barczenowski is a highly trained and experienced brain surgeon, successfully treating brain tumours, tumours of the skull, Arnold-Chiari malformations, vascular malformations (e.g. cavernoma). He is also a specialist of carpal and ulnar tunnel syndrome. He had an extensive training in Hungary and abroad, participated in several study tours overseas, and he was granted scholarships on many occasions. 

Dr. Barczenowski is a regular contributor at international medical conventions, facilitating trainings and specialisation courses, regularly lecturing in both Hungarian and English. He works as a supervisor in the neurological clinical research PhD program of the Szentágothai Neurological Doctorate School at Semmelweiss University. His students have been successful contributors at conferences within the Scientific Students’ Association network. He is a member of the neurological specialist examination board. 

Dr. Barczenowski is an active researcher in the fields of experimental and clinical neurological research. He is known for innovative surgical procedures in the field of spine surgery, specialising in techniques that propagate the gentle handling of tissues.

His scientific activities are noted in several medical bulletins worldwide; he has a 50+ impact factor and an h-index above 350. Dr. Barczenowski is on the editorial board of several medical publications.


2017 - International Medtronic Symposium, Summer Univerity, Positively impacting the patient pathway – Madrid, Spain
2016 - Management Development Training, Semmelweis University, Health Services Management Training Centre – Visegrád
2015 - Advanced degree radiation protection training – Budapest
2015 - Cleveland Spine Review Course – Management of Spine Tumours, Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, USA
2015 - Cleveland Spine Review, Hands-On Course, Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, USA
2015 - Cutting Edge Technology / Midas Rex, Hands-On Workshop, Medtronic – Tolochenaz, Switzerland
2012 - European Neurosurgery Symposium, Brainlab, Feldkirchen, Germany
2011 - Biosurgery workshop, J&J, Hungary
2011 - AO Spine Advances Symposium, Budapest
2011 - Spine Masters, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2010 - Habilitation, Semmelweis University Habilitation Committee, Budapest
2010 - Medicrea-Granvia prosthesis course, Lyon-Bordeaux, France
2009 - Radiation protection training, Budapest
2009 - Synthes Regional Symposium, Praha
2009 - Vertebral body stenting cadaver course, Salzburg, Austria
2008 - Spinal surgery masterclass, AOSpine International, Davos, Switzerland
2008 - CP course, Szeged, Hungary
2003 - Protetica (non-fusion technology) Swiss Spine Institute, Zürich, Switzerland
2003 - Central European spine surgical training, AOSpine International, Budapest
2003 - Ph.D. grade, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest
2001 - European neurosurgical exam, a written final exam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000 - Neuroendoscop training, Aesculap Akademie, University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
2000 - Management of severe brain injuries, Lorenz Böhler Trauma Hospital, Vienna, Austria
1999 - Specialization of Neurosurgery, Budapest
1998 - 2001 European neurosurgical training, European Neurosurgical Society (ENS):
1998 - Brain tumors, Madeira, Portugal
1999 - Functional Neurosurgery, Barcelona, Spain
2000 - Spine Surgery, Nice, France
2001 - Vascular neurosurgery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1987 - 1993 Semmelweis University of Medicine, General Medical Faculty: Budapest, Hungary


2018 - Medical Director of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences
2017 - Doctor of Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2017 - University professor, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Neurology
2017 - President and founding member of the Hungarian Chapter of the Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society
2017 - Member of the editorial board of Orvosképzés (Medical Education) medical journal
2016 - President of the Hungarian Neurosurgical Society
2015 - Member of the national neurological education board
2015 - 2016 Chief medical officer and senior surgeon at the National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences (responsible for 4 surgeries)
2014 - Member of the board of Hungarian Neurosurgical Society
2014 - Member of the editorial board of Ideggyógyászati Szemle (Journal of Neurology)
2014 - Secretary of the Clinical Surgery Committee of the Hungarian Acaemy of Sciences
2014 - Member of the national neurosurgery education board, Semmelweis University (Central Hungary region)
2014 - Founder and program director of the Spine Surgery Center, National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences
2013 - Member of the Neurosurgical Specialist Exam Committee
2012 - Head of Department, Semmelweis University, Department of Neurosurgery
2011 - Responsible for Neurosurgical Vocational Training, National Institute of Neuroscience
2011 - Clinical Professor, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Neurosurgery Department
2010 - Habilited doctor (Med.Habil.) - Semmelweis University of Medicine
2010 - Program Manager, National Neuroscience Institute
2010 - Dr. Rose Private Hospital, neurosurgeon, spine surgeon
2009 - Member of the National Institute of Neuroscience professional management
2009-2012 Operating Chief Doctorhead physician, National Neuroscience Institute
2008 Head of Department, National Neuroscience Institute
2006  -2013 Neurotraumatology Chief medical coordinator, Újpest Karolyi Hospital
2006 - Chief Doctor, National Institute of Neurosurgery
2004 - 2006 Adjunctus, National Institute of Neurosurgery
1999 - 2004 Neurosurgery Specialist, National Institute of Neurosurgery
1993 - 1999 Resident, National Institute of Neurosurgery



Prof. Dr. Banczerowski Péter

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  • English