Steven G. Kaali

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Born(1943-01-19)January 19, 1943
NationalityHungarian, American
CitizenshipHungary,United States of America
Years active1976-present
Known forSteven G Kaali, MD
Notable work
Visually directed trocar

Dr KAÁLI NAGY Géza István (Gyula, 19 January 1943), known in the US as Steven G. KAALI, MD, is a gynaecologist–obstetrician with Hungarian and American citizenship, a clinical professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the inventor of the optical trocar and the founder of the Kaali Institute in Hungary.

Life and career

Dr Kaáli was born on 19 January 1943 as the first child of OROSZ Anna and ophthalmologist Dr KAÁLI NAGY Sándor. His younger brother became an architect and his sister a lawyer. He studied at the Táncsics Mihály Secondary Grammar School in Orosháza[1], and after that, he received his medical degree at the Medical University of Szeged in 1968. In 1969, Dr Kaáli and his brother emigrated to the United States, and in 1976, he became an obstetrics–gynaecology specialist at the teaching hospital of Cornell University. Between 1976 and 1983, he worked as a specialist and instructor at Columbia University[2] in the City of New York. In 1983, he was invited to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, an institute for assisted reproduction in Budapest, and he has been its CEO from the start. Today, there is a network of Kaali Institutes in Hungary, which have assisted the conception of over 25,000 babies.[3] Dr Kaáli is donor of his former secondary school. His foundations provided scholarships to the US for students at the Medical University of Szeged and for OB–GYN specialists. He has been residing in Budapest since 2014.[4]

Scientific work

His areas of research are endoscopy and assisted reproduction. He has authored a number of scientific papers in English and Hungarian. His research results have been presented as lectures or posters at international conferences. He has obtained 11 US patents, 6 of which have been bought by the company Johnson and Johnson. He has donated the other 5 to Cornell University. His most significant single-author paper is: Introduction of the Opti-trocar. (J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc. 1993 Nov;1(1):50-3.),his related patent: Visually directed trocar for laparoscopic surgical procedures and method of using same. United States Patent, Kaali, Patent number: 5,334,150. Date of Patent: Aug. 2, 1994. In 2000, as the President of APART (Association of Private Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinics and Laboratories, now ICMART),[5] he organized a world congress in Budapest, with 60 countries in attendance. [6] He is the editor of the “A meddőség korszerű diagnosztikája és kezelése” [Modern diagnostics and treatment of infertility][7] textbooks that were published as two editions, in 2006 and 2018. In recognition of his work as a Hungarian scientist living abroad, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences accepted him as a member of its public body in 2001.[8] In recognition of his work in obstetrics and gynaecology, the Board of the Hungarian Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology presented him with the Semmelweis Award.

Awards and acknowledgements

1997 Szent-Györgyi Albert Medallion 1999 Presidential Gold Medal 2003 Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary 2005 Senator Honoris Causa of the University of Szeged 2005 George Washington Award[9] 2010 Honorary citizen of the city of Orosháza[10] 2013 Honorary citizen of the city of Sarkad[11] 2018 Semmelweis Award


  1. "Kaáli professzor díszpolgári címet kapott – Orosháza Város weboldala".
  2. "Columbia University in the City of New York".
  3. "26 ezer gyermek jött világra a Kaáli Intézet közreműködésével".
  4. "Friss! 43 év után hazatelepült Kaáli professzor, a Kaáli Intézetek világhírű megalapítója". Femcafe.
  5. "AHF Presents: Nobel Prize Winners and Famous Hungarians: The Ameican Hungarian Federation, founded 1906 (hires magyarok es olimpiai bajnokok) - Science, Math, and Tech".
  7. "A meddőség korszerű diagnosztikája és kezelése (Steven G. Kaáli)" – via
  8. "Keresés".
  9. "American Hungarian Foundation, George Washington Awards - 2005".
  10. "Díszpolgárok – Orosháza Város weboldala".
  11. Megosztom, 2013 08 20 11:39. "Kaáli Nagy professzor Sarkad díszpolgára lett".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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