Dr. József Kovács

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Dr. József Kovács graduated at the Semmelweis University of Medicine in 1979. He is a physician, and a philosopher by training.  He has a specialist examination in Community Medicine and in Psychotherapy (Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy). He is a bioethicist  and a psychotherapist. At present he is Professor of Bioethics.  He is the head of the Department of Bioethics,  and   Deputy General Director of the Institute of Behavioral Sciences, Semmelweis University—Budapest. His research covers patient rights, ethical questions of human research and research integrity, and ethics in psychiatry.  He has a PhD degree in Medicine  (The Hungarian Academy of Sciences;  Title of thesis: Justice in Health Care. The ethical questions of macro allocation.) He habilitated  at the Semmelweis University in 2006, and he became Academic Doctor of Philosophy (D.Sc.) in 2010 (The Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Title of thesis: Bioethical questions in Psychiatry and in Psychotherapy.)  He wrote 3 books in Hungarian,  and published several book chapters and scientific articles in bioethics.


MD, PhD, D.Sc., Semmelweis University, Budapest