On January 1, 2013, the Department of Operational Medicine was established as the successor of the former Department of Infectology, Defense and Disaster Medicine, based on the decision of the PTE Senate.
There are 4 sub-departments in the unit. Dr. Szilárd Rendeki, senior clinical director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care and Department of Operative Medicine is the head of Department of Defense, Disaster and Law Enforcement Medicine. The Department of Migration Health is led by Dr. István Szilárd Adjunct Professor. The head of the Department of Cultural Medicine is Professor Tamás Molnár F. who is also the deputy head of the department. Dr. Colonel István Kobolka, associate professor is the head of Defense Research Center. The Department of Operational Medicine is headed Professor Lajos Bogár who was appointed in January 2013.
The University of Pécs Medical School (UPMS) has established the Clinical Infectology and Migration Health Department in 2005, with an aim to become the education and research center of migration health, a new interdisciplinary field, in Hungary and in our European region as well. The department has carried out substantial academic work and developed vast health policy relationships across Europe. The Migration Health Sub Department aims to carry on with and implement this tradition and role through a new structural framework.