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  • Prof. Kalman Kovacs

    Kalman Kovacs obtained his MD degree from the Medical University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary. As a medical student, he started to be involved in research in the Department of Pathology, University of Szeged. After graduating, he continued to work at the same department and performed research, autopsy and surgical pathology. After a few years, he moved to the Department of Medicine and was trained as a clinical endocrinologist. He received a fellowship from the University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England. Under the supervision of Dr. H.L. Sheehan, a world renowned and respected scientist and pathologist, he received his Ph.D. degree. In 1968 he was invited to Canada as a visiting scientist to carry out research at the Department of Experimental Medicine and Surgery, University of Montreal. The Department Head was Dr. H. Selye, a superb researcher. In 1971, Dr. Kovacs moved to Toronto and as a staff pathologist, worked at the Department of Pathology, St. Michael’s Hospital, a major teaching hospital of the University of Toronto. In 1980, he was promoted to the rank of Professor of Pathology.

    Dr. Kovacs’ main interest is endocrine pathology, primarily pathology of the pituitary gland and its tumours. He has published many papers, book chapters and books. He is the founding editor of the journal: Endocrine Pathology. He is an editorial board member of several journals and associate editor of the journal: Pituitary. He is a member of the Canadian, American and British Pathology Societies. He has lectured at many local, national and international meetings, chaired sessions and organized several symposia. Dr. Kovacs has received several awards, has supervised many students, researchers and post-doctoral fellows.

    His contributions are internationally recognized and respected, making him a leader in pituitary pathology. He visited the Department on January 2001.

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