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Dr. Székely is Professor of Anesthesia in the Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at Semmelweis University Budapest, Hungary. Her main research interests include risk stratification and noncardiac factors influencing short and long-term outcomes in the field of pediatric and adult cardiac surgery, mechanical cardiac support, and transplantation.

Dr. Székely has graduated from Semmelweis University as a medical doctor. She has passed the Hungarian board exam of Anesthesiology. She has earned the Diploma of the European Academy of Anesthesiology. She also spent four years in the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany with the European Academy of Anesthesiology grants and the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst. In 2003, she has defended her Ph.D. focusing on the influence of intravenous anesthetics on the leukocyte adhesion in the coronary system. She is a team leader in the School of Doctoral Studies. She has five Ph.D. students with successful defence and further eight Ph.D. fellows. In 2021, she has become Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and in 2022 she was nominated as Fellow of the European Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care. Since 2022, she is the President of the European Workshop of Cardiovascular Intensivists.

She works in pediatric and adult cardiac anesthesia and intensive care. She has taught anesthesia and intensive care on three levels (graduate, postgraduate medical and nursing programmes). She is the executive member of the Chinese and Summer Exchange Program for nurse education and offers mentorship (5 German and Slovenian anesthesiologists) in education and research of the European Society of Anesthesiologists. She has been elected as the President of the Hungarian Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. She is a member of the Trainee Exchange Programme Committee and oral examiner of the European Diploma of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care. She is the member of the Education and Pediatric Congenital Surgery Committees of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists (EACTAIC). She is actively involved in the Frailty Taskforce of the EACTS. She is an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia and the MDPI Biomedicines.

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