György M. Csákány

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György Mátyás Csákány
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Born(1946-04-25)25 April 1946
Died14 January 2022(2022-01-14) (aged 75)
Budapest, Hungary
  • Obstetrician
  • Gynaecologist
  • Associate professor
  • CSc
Years active1971–2022
Spouse(s)Dr Katalin Bor
Éliás Ágnes (1996–2021)
AwardsBatthyány-Strattmann László award, Hungarian Order of Merit

György M. Csákány (born: Budapest, Hungary, 25 April 1946; died 14 January 2022) was a physician specializing as an obstetrician-gynecologist, associate professor, National Chief supervisor specialist[1] and recipient of the Batthyány-Strattmann László award.[2]


Csákány graduated from Semmelweis University in 1971. In 1975, he qualified as an obstetrician-gynecologist and worked in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Sport Hospital. He was awarded an academic scholarship to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Medical Sciences, where he worked under the supervision of Gáti István. His main professional interest was research on gestational diabetes. It was here that the working group was formed, which - in collaboration with internists, diabetologists, obstetricians-gynaecologists and paediatricians - provided care and treatment for gestational diabetic and diabetic mothers. The subject of his 1983 candidate thesis was the effect of placental circulation on fetal development in late gestational toxaemia.[3][4] His early scientific interest and activity is marked by his dissertation "The uteroplacental circulation in late pregnancy toxaemia", which got him the title of Candidate of Medicine in 1981.[5]


In 1983, he received his Candidate of Medical Sciences and became the main Hungarian referent for obstetric statistics (OSZNI).[6]

Starting in 1994, he was the administrator and developer of the Hungarian obstetrics register known as the Tauffer Vilmos database,[7][8][9][10] and for over 30 years the main Hungarian referent for obstetrics statistics at the National Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OSZNI). Starting in 2002, he was the Head of the Obstetrics Department at the Jahn Ferenc South Pest Hospital and Clinic, pioneering in Hungary of births without the presence of a doctor when instead supervised and guided by an independent midwife in hospital conditions.[11][12][13][14] Because of this, he was awarded the title of honorary midwife by the Hungarian Midwives' Association.

In addition to the care and delivery of hundreds of diabetic pregnancies, he has been deeply involved in the diagnostic methods of diabetic pregnancies and the statistical processing of obstetric outcome indicators. In the book Perinatology Dialogue, edited by Professor Zoltán Papp et al., he wrote the chapter on Diabetes and Pregnancy,[5] in which he describes international and national perinatal mortality data, the working system of the care system developed by the task force, from preconception care to the issue of hospitalisation during pregnancy, the frequency and content of necessary visits, the timing and mode of delivery, and the time of delivery. In his publications and lectures, he has also constantly emphasised the importance of normoglycaemia of normoglycaemic metabolism and its fundamental importance.[5]


In recognition of his work, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit|Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary in 2008, and in 2019 he received the most prestigious award in the Hungarian health care sector: the László Batthyány-Strattmann Prize for outstanding work in the development of healthcare.[15] He is credited with the creation of the so-called South Pest Model.


  • Central Hungarian Section of the Hungarian Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Advisory Board of the Hungarian Society of Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound
  • Secretary of the College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Board of the Working Group on Diabetes-Associated Pregnancy of the Hungarian Diabetes Society[16]

Personal life

Her father was György Csákány, Professor of Radiology; his mother Márta Csákány (born Steiner) was a dubbing director. Her sister is Zsuzsa Csákány, editor, widow of Miklós Jancsó, film director. His first wife was Dr Katalin Anna Bor, a radiologist. They had two sons together: Péter Csákány, computer scientist, and Dr Tibor Csákány[17], chief spinal surgeon and orthopaedic specialist at the National Spine Centre (OGK). His second wife was Ágnes Sarolta Éliás, a laboratory assistant.


Although Csákány was consistently opposed to home births because he considered one of his most important professional tasks to support unobtrusiveness and humanisation of institutional births within hospital conditions.[18][19] He was one of the developers of the professional and legal background of home births in Hungary.[20][21] Since 2006, midwives at the obstetrics department of the Jahn Ferenc South-Pest Hospital have been able to deliver babies that appear to be risk-free on their own, within the framework of the so-called South-Pest model developed by Csákány.[22]


  1. "Szülészeti és nőgyógyászati osztályvezetők kibővített baráti találkozója". Retrieved 2022-03-01.
  2. "Ministry of Human Resources - press release". Retrieved 2022-02-09.]
  3. "KANDIDÁTUSI ÉS DOKTORI DISSZERTÁCIÓK - PDF Free Download". Retrieved 2022-12-26.
  4. GYÖRGY, CSÁKÁNY M. (1981). Az uteroplacentáris keringés késői terhességi toxémiában.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "In memoriam Csákány M. György (1946-2022)". Retrieved 2022-12-26.
  6. "Dr. Csákány M. György nekrológ | Jahn Ferenc Dél-pesti Kórház és Rendelőintézet" (in magyar). Retrieved 2022-12-26.
  7. Csákány M., György (2014). "A „Tauffer", a magyar szülészeti regiszter múltja, jelene, jövője és haszna | Past, present, future and benefits of "Tauffer", the Hungarian obstetric registry". Orvosi Hetilap (in magyar). 155 (19): 750–754. ISSN 0030-6002.
  8. "Magyar Orvos 2007/09 Él−e még a Tauffer−statisztika? Ha igen, mi ez, és mi a haszna?" (PDF). Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  9. "A szülészeti adatszolgáltatás helyzete hazánkban". Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  10. "Breech presentation: its predictors and consequences. An analysis of the Hungarian Tauffer Obstetric Database (1996–2011) First published: 10 December 2015". Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  11. ""Nem akarunk műteni"". Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  12. "Bábaszövetség: reális az otthon szülésről elkészült tervezet". Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  13. "Otthon szülés: kész tervezet, hiányos szakmai-jogi háttér?". Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  14. "„My innermost desire is that everyone should be able to give birth the way they want"". Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  18. Wami, Girma A.; Prémusz, Viktória; Csákány, György M.; Kálmán, Kovács; Vértes, Viola; Tamás, Péter (January 2022). "Characteristics of Homebirth in Hungary: A Retrospective Cohort Study". International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19 (16): 10461. doi:10.3390/ijerph191610461. ISSN 1660-4601.
  19. "Az otthonszülés veszélyei - Beszélgetés dr. Csákány M. György szülész-nőgyógyász főorvossal". Nemzeti Audiovizuális Archívum (in magyar). Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  20. "Hogyan képzelem a szervezett és legális otthonszülést?". Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  21. "TV2 Play". Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  22. "Bábáskodók". (in magyar). 2007-11-22. Retrieved 2022-12-23.

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