The National Center for Spinal Disorders, an affiliate of the Buda Health Center, is the only hospital in Hungary covering virtually the entire diagnostic and treatment spectrum of all disorders of the spine.


Peter Endre Eltes, MD

Medical specialism

  • Spine surgery
  • Musculoskeletal modelling and simulation
  • Patient-specific implant design

Professional experience

  • 2021 - : National Center for Spinal Disorders, Budapest – Spine surgeon
  • 2020 - : Department of Spine Surgery, Semmelweis University, Hungary
  • 2018 - : Head of Laboratory | In Silico Biomechanics Laboratory, National Center for Spinal Disorders, Budapest
  • 2012 - : National Center for Spinal Disorders, Budapest - MD
  • 2012 - : National Center for Spinal Disorders, Budapest - medical researcher

Education and qualifications

  • 2021: EUROSPINE Diploma program
  • 2021: Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery board exam
  • 2016-2021: Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Residency Program, Semmelweis University, Budapest
  • 2020.11.02: PhD degree: „ Implementation of In Silico Biomechanical Methods in Spine Surgery Innovations ”
  • 2016.02.01-28: Visiting Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, INSIGNEO Institute for in Silico Medicine, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • 2013-2016: Semmelweis University, Doctoral School, PhD fellow
  • 2006-2012: University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures, Faculty of General Medicine

Professional trainings

  • Introduction to Abaqus, Training Course held at Dassault System Austria GmbH, Vienna, Austria, 2015.11.30-12.04.
  • Advanced Cours, Bone Cell and Tissue Mechanics, (CISM-International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Coordinated by Bert van Rietbergen, Udine, Italy), 2015.06.22.-26.
  • AOSpine Masters Symposium, Surgical Treatment of Spine Tumors, Budapest, 2014.11.27.-28.
  • Summer University, Today’s Realities in Spine Surgery, Athens, 2014.07.02.-04.
  • Musculoskeletal Modeling and Simulation, Hands-On with the AnyBody Modeling System, Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg, 2014.09.23.-25.
  • FEA Course: Introduction to Biomechanical Computer Simulation, Digital Modelling and Finite Element Analysis Applied to Biosciences, Barcelona, 2014.01.16.-24.
  • Autodesk Inventor Basic Course, Budapest
  • AOSpine Advanced Symposium, Spine Surgery in Elderly, Budapest, 2013.11.28.-29.
  • Biomechanics Summer Course, Institute of Orthopaedic Research and BiomechanicsUniversity of Ulm, 2013.07.23.- 26.

Language skills

  • English, intermediate
  • German: intermediate
  • Roman: advanced level

Professional and society membership

Scientific activity

Research Projects
  • 2019-2021: SPINNER, European Union’s Horizon 2020, Marie S.-C. No 766012, supervisor, ESR 3,4
  • 2017-2021: STABILITY, (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, ID: FK123884) senior researcher
  • .2012-2014: MySpine, FP7 HEALTH-F2-2008-269909 coinvestigator
Papers in international journals: 17
Impact factor: 33.941

The 10 most important publications:
  • 1. J. Fayad, M. Turbucz, B. Hajnal, F. Bereczki, M. Bartos, A. Bank, A. Lazary and P. E. Eltes (2021). Correction of complicated postoperative flat back deformity with the aid of virtual and 3D printed anatomical models: case report. Frontiers in surgery, doi: 10.3389/fsurg.2021.662919, Provisionally accepted. IF:1.826
  • 2. Eltes, P. E., Kiss, L., Bereczki, F., Szoverfi, Z., Techens, C., Jakab, G., ... & Lazary, A. (2021). A novel three-dimensional volumetric method to measure indirect decompression after percutaneous cement discoplasty. Journal of Orthopaedic Translation, 28, 131-139. IF 3.986
  • 3. Eltes, P. E., Bartos, M., Hajnal, B., Pokorni, A., Kiss, L., Lacroix, D., ... & Lazary, A. (2020). Development of a computer-aided design and finite element analysis combined method for affordable spine surgical navigation with 3D-printed customized template. Frontiers in surgery, 7, 176., IF:1.826
  • 4. Demir, E., Eltes, P., Castro, A. P., Lacroix, D., & Toktaş, İ. (2020). Finite element modelling of hybrid stabilization systems for the human lumbar spine. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 0954411920946636. IF: 1.282
  • 5. Techens, C., Palanca, M., Eltes, P. E., Lazary, A., & Cristofolini, L. (2020). Testing the impact of discoplasty on the biomechanics of the intervertebral disc with simulated degeneration: an in vitro porcine study. Medical Engineering & Physics. Medical Engineering & Physics. IF:1.737
  • 6. Costa, M. C., Eltes, P., Lazary, A., Varga, P. P., Viceconti, M., & Dall’Ara, E. (2019). Biomechanical assessment of vertebrae with lytic metastases with subject-specific finite element models. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials, 98, 268-290. IF: 3.485
  • 7. P. E. Eltes, L. Kiss, M. Bartos et al., Geometrical accuracy evaluation of an affordable 3D printing technology for spine physical models, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience,
  • 8. https: // IF: 1.593
  • 9. Kiss, L., Varga, P. P., Szoverfi, Z., Jakab, G., Eltes, P. E., & Lazary, A. (2019). Indirect foraminal decompression and improvement in the lumbar alignment after percutaneous cement discoplasty. European Spine Journal, 1-7. IF:2.513
  • 10. van Rijsbergen, M., van Rietbergen, B., Barthelemy, V., Eltes, P., Lazáry, Á., Lacroix, D., Noailly J, Ho Ba Tho MC., Wilson W., Ito, K. (2018). Comparison of patient-specific computational models vs. clinical follow-up, for adjacent segment disc degeneration and bone remodelling after spinal fusion. PloS one, 13(8), e0200899. IF:2.766
Awards & Recognition
  • 2016: MultiSim Modelathon 2016, members of the winning team.
  • 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015: ˝ ZINNER NANDOR˝ Award, offered by the Hungarian Orthopedic Association

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