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The Korányi National Institute of Pulmonology was opened in 1901 and now plays a fundamental role in the delivery of comprehensive medical care to patients with different lung diseases in Budapest and in the central region of Hungary.


  • 1,500 new lung cancer patients per year
  • 11,000 inpatient treatment session per year
  • 70,000 outpatient treatments of which 25,300 are out-patients per year
  • 3 operating theatres
  • 106 medical doctors and 199 nurses
  • Post graduate courses


Multimodality treatment of thoracic malignancies and respiratory diseases. Thoracic surgery, bronchology, anaesthesiology, sleep medicine, medical oncology, palliative treatment, respiratory rehabilitation, thoracic imaging diagnostics, lung cancer and respiratory research.

Palliative and Supportive Care


The Palliative department of the Korányi National Institute of Pulmonology is an independent specialization unit of the hospital with 20 bed capacity. The head physician of the palliative department is an experienced specialist in pulmonology and oncology, with personal experiences in both palliative and hospice care. Our thoracic oncologists consult patients, who are unsuitable for active treatment, personally with the head of the palliative department. They determine the most favourable form of treatment and care together with the patient and family members.

Last update: November 2023


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