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Personal datas

Zoltán Hoffer, M.D.Date of Birth: 2nd March 1971.
Place of Birth: Nagykanizsa, Hungary

Education

2001 MsC Degree - Cum laude - Semmelweis University, Health Services Management Training Centre
1995 M.D. Degree - Summa Cum Laude - Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
1989 High school diploma - Landler Jenő Secondary School, Nagykanizsa, Hungary

Certification

Orthopeadic Surgeon, 2003Master of Science in Health Services Management, 2001
Medical Diploma, Hungarian Board of Physicians, 1995

Postgraduate work

1995 to present Orthopaedic Surgeon - National Center for Spinal Disorders Budapest, Hungary, Királyhágó u. 1-3.
Tel.: +36-1-8877-900, Fax: +36-1-8877-987
e-mail: hofferz@enternet.hu

Experience

1996 Nov-1997 Jul Research Fellow at the M.E. Müller Institute for Biomechanics, University of Bern, Basic and Clinical Biomechanics Supervisior: Oxland, TR, Ph.D.

Languages

English, German - written and spoken

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Member of the Hungarian Spine Society
Member of the Hungarian Orthopaedic Society
Member of the Hungarian Biomechanical Society
Member of the Hungarian Osteoporosis és Osteoarthrosis Society
Member of AO Spine

Publications

Hoffer Z, Oxland TR, Nydegger T, Rathonyi GC, Nolte LP: Elülső intervertebrális cage-k biomechanikai vizsgálata: centrális és bilaterális beültetés. Ideggyógyászati Szemle 1998;51(9-10):317-324.
Hoffer Z: Elülső intervertebrális cage-ek összehasonlító biomechanikai vizsgálata. Centrális és bilaterális beültetés. Modern gerincgyógyászat. 1. A magyar gerincgyógyászat története. Szerk.: Varga Péter Pál, 1998 ISBN 963 03 5402 0
Oxland TR, Hoffer Z, Nydegger T, Rathonyi GC, Nolte LP: Comparative Biomechanical Investigation of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Cages: Central and Bilateral Approaches. Jour Bone and Joint Surg 2000,;82A (No3): 383-393
Nydegger T, Oxland TR, Hoffer Z, Nolte LP: Does anterolateral cage insertion enhance immediate stabilization of the functional spinal unit? A biomechanical investigation. Spine. 2001 Nov 15;26(22):2491-7.
Varga PP Hoffer Z,, Bors I.: Computer-assisted Percutaneous Transiliac Approach to the Tumorous Malformation of the Sacrum. Computer Aided Surgery, 2001;6(4):212-6.
Hoffer Z: Gerinc biomechanikai vizsgálata. in: Mozgásszervek biomechanikája. ed.: Kocsis László, Kiss Rita, Illyés Árpád. 2007. ISBN 978 963 9535 64 0
Lectures
Hoffer Z, Varga PP: Results of Vertebral Body Replacement Surgery in Spinal Metastases. Fiatal Ortopéd Orvosok Fóruma, Győr, 1995
Hoffer Z, Varga PP: Vertebral Body "en bloc" Resection in Tumorous Pathology. 7th ICLFS '95, International Congress on Lumbar Fusion and Stabilization, Budapest, 1995
Oxland TR, Hoffer Z, Nydegger T, Rathonyi GC, Nolte LP: Comparative Biomechanical Investigation of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Cages: Central and Bilateral Insertion. SSS '97, Annual Meeting of the Slovakian Spine Society with international Participation, Piestany, Slovakia, 1997
Oxland TR, Hoffer Z, Nydegger T, Rathonyi GC, Nolte LP: Comparative Biomechanical Investigation of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Cages: Central and Bilateral Insertion. ESS '97, European Spine Society 8th Annual Meeting, Kos, Greece, 1997
Oxland TR Oxland TR, Hoffer Z, Nydegger T, Rathonyi GC, Nolte LP: Comparative Biomechanical Investigation of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Cages: Central and Bilateral Insertion. ISSLS '98, Annual Meeting of International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Brussels, Belgium, 1998
Hoffer Z, Oxland, TR, Nydegger T, Cripton PA, Nolte, LP: Compressive Loading Affects the Stabilization Provided by Lumbar Interbody Cage. 4th Stryker Cage Meeting, Bordeaux, France,1998
Oxland TR, Hoffer Z, Nydegger T, Rathonyi GC, Nolte LP: Comparative Biomechanical Investigation of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Cages: Central and Bilateral Insertion. ESS '98, European Spine Society 9th Annual Meeting, Innsbruck, Austria, 1998
Nydegger T, Oxland TR, Hoffer Z, Nolte LP: Lateral insertion of anterior interbody cage: a comparative biomechanical investigation. ESS '98, European Spine Society 9th Annual Meeting, Innsbruck, Austria, 1998
Hoffer Z, Varga PP: Benefit of surgical navigation in challenging cases. Medivision User Meeting, Innsbruck, Austria, 1998
Nydegger T, Oxland TR, Hoffer Z, Nolte LP: Lateral insertion of anterior interbody cage: a comparative biomechanical investigation. Annual Meeting of the European Society of Biomechanics, Toulouse, France, 1998
Oxland TR, Nydegger T, Hoffer Z, Nolte LP: Lateral insertion of anterior interbody cage: a comparative biomechanical investigation. 13th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society, San Francisco, USA, 1998
, Hoffer Z, Nydegger T, Rathonyi GC, Nolte LP: Comparative Biomechanical Investigation of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Cages: Central and Bilateral Insertion. ORS '98, Orthopaedic Research Society, 44th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA,1998
Nydegger T, Oxland TR, Hoffer Z, Nolte LP: Comparative Biomechanical Investigation of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Cages: Anterior and Lateral Insertion. Poster. ISSLS '98, Annual Meeting of International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Brussels, Belgium, 1998
Hoffer Z, Varga PP: Computer Assisted Surgery in the Treatment of the Tumorous Diseases of the Spine. 1st Annual Meeting of the National Center for Spinal Disorders, Budapest, 1998
Hoffer Z, Varga PP: Computer Assisted Percutaneous Hip Fixation - Case Report. 4th CAOS Symposium, Davos, Switzerland, 1999
Varga PP, Hoffer Z: Computer Assisted Transiliac Sacral Tumour Resection. 4th CAOS Symposium, Davos, Switzerland, 1999
Hoffer Z, Oxland TR, Cripton PA, Sherman J, Nolte LP: Compressive Loading Affects the Stabilization Provided by Lumbar Interbody Cages. Trans Orthop. Res. Soc., 23: 1065, 1998.
Hoffer Z, Varga PP: Computer-assisted Percutaneous Transiliac Approach to the Tumorous Malformation of the Sacrum. Fiatal Ortopéd Orvosok Fóruma, Eger, 2000
Hoffer Z: Biomechanics of the Vertebral Endplate Medtronic - 1st Spinal Advanced Course, Budapest, 2003.
Hoffer Z, Varga PP: Computer-assisted Percutaneous Transiliac Approach to the Tumorous Malformation of the Sacrum. Spine in S.E. Today, Mokrice, Slovenia, 2003.
Hoffer Z: "Computer Assisted Surgery": The application of surgical navigation in spine Surgery. OROM VIII. Congress, Dobogókő, 2004.
Hoffer Z: The biomechanics of the spine. "Degenerative spine and sport ability"- postgradual course, Budapest, 2004.
Hoffer Z: Biomechanics of the Vertebral Endplate. I. Hungarian Conference on Biomechanics, Budapest, 2004.
Hoffer Z: The Effect of Compressive Loading on the Stability Provided by Lumbar Interbody Cage. 1st Hungarian Conference on Biomechanics, Budapest, 2004.
IHoffer Z, Varga PP: Computer-assisted percutaneous transiliac approach to the tumorous malformation of the sacrum, 3rd SICOT Annual International Conference, Havanna 2004.
Hoffer Z: Biomechanics of the Vertebral Endplate. 48th Annual Meeting of the Hungarian Orthopeadic Association, Galyatető, 2005.
Hoffer Z: Biomechanics of the Vertebral Endplate. Fiatal Ortopéd Orvosok Fóruma, Szekszárd, 2005.
Hoffer Z, Varga PP: Application of Surgical Navigation Technologies in our Spine Surgical Practice, Annual Meeting of the Croatian Orthopaedic Association, Zagreb, 2006.
Hoffer Z, Varga PP: C-arm based Navigation in Spine Surgery - Demonstration of new Possibilities in Image Giudance. 49th Annual Meeting of the Hungarian Orthopeadic Association, Budapest, 2006.
Hoffer Z, Oxland TR, Nydegger T, , Nolte LP: Direct anterior and anterolateral insertion of anterior interbody cage: a comparative biomechanical investigation. 2nd Hungarian Conference on Biomechanics, Debrecen, 2006.
Hoffer Z, Varga PP: Biomechanics of the Vertebral Endplate. 4th SICOT/SIROT Annual International Conference, Buenos Aires, 2006.
Hoffer Z,: C-arm based Navigation in Spine Surgery XI. OROM Kongresszus, Dobogókő, 2007
Hoffer Z, Varga PP,: Concepts of Rigid and Non-rigid Lumbar Stabilization from Biomechanical point of view. in workshop: Dynamic Stabilization of the Spine, SRS, Eastern Euroepan Regional Meeting, Budapest, 2007.
Hoffer Z,: Computer-Guided Navigation,: What's Clinically Useful in 2007? SRS, Eastern Euroepan Regional Meeting, Budapest, 2007.
Hoffer Z, Varga PP, Papik K.: Non-rigid Stabilization on the Lumbar Spine, the DYNESYS implant. Annual Meeting of the Hungarian Orthopeadic Association, Nyíregyháza, 2007
Hoffer Z,: Computer-Guided Navigation in Spinal Surgery. 2nd Common Congress of the Czech and Slovakian Spine Societies, Poprad. 2007.
Hoffer Z, Varga PP.: Early clnical experiences with non-fusion stabilization of the lumbar spine. 51th Annual Meeting of the Hungarian Orthopeadic Association, Székesfehérvár, 2008
Hoffer Z, Varga PP.: Non-fusion stabilization of the lumbar spine. 3rd Hungarian Conference on Biomechanics, Budapest, 2008.
Hoffer Z, Varga PP.: Non-fusion stabilization of the lumbar spine. Annual Meting of the Hungarian Spine Society, Bükfürdő, 2008.
Hoffer Z, Varga PP.: Motion Preservation Techniques in Spine Surgery: Non-fusion stabilization. 52ndAnnual Meeting of the Hungarian Orthopeadic Association,, Szolnok, 2009.
Hoffer Z: The Biomechanics of the Spine. "Degenerative spine and sport ability"- postgradual course, Budapest, 2009.
Hoffer Z: The Biomechanics of the Spine 7th Annual Meeting of the Hungarian Physiotherapic Association Balatonfüred, 2009.
Hoffer Z, Varga PP.: Motion preservation surgery ont he lumbar spine: Non-fusion. Annual Meting of the Hungarian Spine Society, Bükfürdő, 2009.

Posters

Hoffer Z, Oxland, TR, Nydegger T, Cripton PA, Nolte, LP: Compressive Loading Affects the Stabilization Provided by Lumbar Interbody Cages. Biomechanika '97, Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland, 1997Hoffer Z, Oxland, TR, Nydegger T, Cripton PA, Nolte, LP: Compressive Loading Affects the Stabilization Provided by Lumbar Interbody Cage. ORS '98, Orthopaedic Research Society, 44th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA, 1998
Hoffer Z, Varga PP, Papik K.: Computer-assisted Percutaneous Hip Fixation - a case report. 13th CARS, 13th Annual Meeting of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Paris, France, 1999
Varga PP, Hoffer Z.: Computer-Assisted Transiliac Sacral Tumour Resection. 13th CARS, 13th Annual Meeting of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Paris, France, 1999
Hoffer Z, Varga PP, Oxland TR: Biomechanics of the vertebral endplate, 8th EFORT Congress, Florence, Italy, 2007
Hoffer Z, Varga PP: The Concept of Non-fusion Lumbar Stabilization vs. Fusion from Biomechanical Point of View:, The Clinical Results of DynesysTM and DTOTM Systems. 6th SICOT/SIROT Annual International Conference, Pattaya, Thailand, 2009.

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