Research activity

Research activity of the Department of Emergency Medicine covers a broad range of topics is dynamically increasing. We actively collaborate both with other departments of Semmelweis University and with industrial partners. Our colleagues also mentor student researchers. We carry out investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored research projects as well. The Department employs three doctors with a PhD degree and three who are pursuing doctoral studies.

Industry-sponsored clinical trials at the emergency department

We actively participate in a number of clinical trials as primary study sites and referring sites as well. 

Currently, we are enrolling patients into Phase III and Phase IV trials, in the following areas: 

  • neurology / stroke care
  • infectious lung disease / pneumonia
  • COVID-19 disease

If you are a CRO and interested in opening a new site, please contact Bánk Fenyves, MD or Krisztina Kanál, in email:

PhD programs

Three doctoral programs will be announced from the first semester of the 2022/23 academic year at the Department of Emergency Medicine.

  • Emergency care epidemiology and management, data-driven decision-support tools
    Csaba Varga MD
  • Pathophysiology, diagnostics, and prognostics of acute illnesses
    Bánk Fenyves MD
  • Precision medicine-focused clinical research in emergency care
    Dóra Melicher MD

Application: please contact the supervisors directly.

TDK (Students’ Scientific Association) / Thesis (Dissertation)

The Department of Emergency Medicine welcomes anyone interested in our TDK or thesis topics.

Application: please contact the supervisors first, and notify than Bánk Fenyves MD (, by naming the topic and supervisor

Website of Students’ Scientific Association at Semmelweis University

Information for students writing a thesis at the Faculty of Medicine

Thesis requirements at the Departments of Emergency Medicine

Currently available TDK (Students’ Scientific Association) / thesis topics:
  • Developing solutions to optimise clinical trial enrollment at the emergency department
    Dóra Melicher, MD
  • The applicability and potential of longitudinal patient follow-up and structured data query in emergency care
    Dóra Melicher MD, Bánk Fenyves MD
  • Analysis of patient flow at the emergency department
    Szabolcs Gaál MD
  • The role of informing patients in reducing the number of re-admissions
    Szabolcs Gaál MD
  • Preventive activities carried out during emergency care
    Szabolcs Gaál MD
  • Molecular aspects and emergency treatment of sepsis
    Bánk Fenyves MD
  • The role of bedside ultrasound in the differential diagnosis of acute illnesses
    Péter Vass MD
  • The place of dynamic coagulation tests (e.g. thromboelastometry) in emergency care
    Bánk Fenyves MD, Judit Imecz MD, Péter Vass MD
  • Treatment strategies for gastrointestinal bleeding
    Judit Imecz MD, Péter Vass MD
  • The place of blood gas analysis in the diagnosis and therapy monitoring of hypovolemia
    Péter Vass MD
  • The role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and therapy monitoring of hypovolemia
    Péter Vass MD
  • Volume therapy in various states of shock
    Szilárd Sándor MD
  • Cardiological aspects of acute neurological illnesses
    Csaba Varga MD
  • Antibiotic stewardship in the emergency department
    Gábor Xantus MD
  • Minor Trauma care in the ED: the role of ANPs in Minor injuries
    Gábor Xantus MD
  • Clinical decision making to improve patient flow
    Gábor Xantus MD
  • Musculoskeletal disorders in the ED
    Gábor Xantus MD
  • Building trust and partnership via improved patient communication and education
    Gábor Xantus MD
  • End-of-life decision-making in the ED
    Gábor Xantus MD
  • Clinical audits to improve care: introducing the yearly appraisals into the Hungarian care system
    Gábor Xantus MD
  • Defusing a ticking time bomb: teaching POCUS to med students to enable the ED-based screening of abdominal aorta aneurism
    Gábor Xantus MD