Prof. Valéria Váradi, M.D.
I finished medical school in 1971 in Debrecen. Afterwards, I first worked as an anaesthesiologist, then as a paediatrician, then I specialised in neonatology. Through working as a neonatologist, I became familiar with ultrasound screening of infants during a field trip in England. I started to practice among preterms and infants, my candidate of science dissertation was about cranial ultrasound screening. I was the head of the neonatal intensive care unit in Debrecen, then I went to Budapest and continued working at the department of neonatology in St. Margit Hospital. I joined Maternity in the year it was established, as for my highest degree, I am a private professor.
Looking back at my professional career it is hard to highlight only one thing, I had many defining moments. It was a great challenge to be the head of neonatal intensive care unit in Debrecen, and we had to face many difficulties establishing the neonatology department in St. Margit Hospital as well, but we always managed to succeed. The closest to my heart is the topic of my dissertation, the cranial ultrasound screening of newborns and preterms. It was followed by abdominal and hip ultrasound later on, and currently I am working on the fine-tuning these techniques.
In my free-time we often listen to classical music with my husband, I like reading, watching foreign movies with English subtitles to improve my language skills. I have five grandchildren, spending time with them is very special to me. I also have a 10-year-old dog and loving and caring for it, spending time with it is a pleasure every day.