Tamás Horváth MD PhD is an ENT (ear-nose-throat) specialist in Budapest, Hungary. After graduating at Semmelweis University in 2002, he started his career on the ENT Department of the former Medical University for Postgradual Training, now he works in the Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Hospital as senior consultant ENT specialist. His fields of interest are middle ear surgery, sinus surgery, salivary gland and thyroid surgery. He is especially experienced in treating chronic middle ear diseases and conductive hearing loss. He has visited several middle ear surgery courses and conferences (Hungary, Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland, USA) to improve his skills and knowledge. He has started to perform endoscopic middle ear surgery in 2017.
He was the co-founder of the private practice ENT House Budapest in 2008. He won the Béla Bollobás prize for young otorhinolaryngologists in 2008. He defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Paracrine regulated protective mechanisms in the organ of Corti” in 2017. He was a lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences of Semmelweis University, now he participates in the gradual training on the Faculty of Dentistry. He was elected into the editorial board of the Hungarian ENT journal in 2018, and he is in the board of the Hungarian Society of Oto- Rhino- Laryngology, Head & Neck Surgery since 2019.
He writes a professional ENT blog since 2009, that has already reached 2.000.000 visits. As a pioneer, he created a facebook page for ENT House Budapest in 2009 as the first Hungarian medical institute on this platform. He wrote a Hungarian and also an English language ENT microblog on twitter between 2009 and 2013. The English channel became the 3rd most followed ENT microblog on twitter. He also edited a weekly ENT newsletter between 2013 and 2018.
He regularly conducts researches, gives talks and publishes in the field of online healthcare communication. He won the special prize of Webicina’s “Social Media Story” contest entitling his to a prized speaker spot on Doctors 2.0 & You conference in Paris, 2012. He also won the Media prize of the Hungarian Medical Chamber in 2017. He was the co-founder of the EgészségKommandó (HealthCommando) project in 2017, creating an objective scoring system for judging the credibility of the Hungarian medical websites. He was the founder and the now the chair of the Association for the Trusthworthy Online Health Communication.
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He lives with his cardiologist wife and became a proud father of a boy at the end of 2011, and a beautiful girl in April 2014.