Doctor of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, 1978. Doctor of Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1985.
Wellcome research fellow University of London Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, United Kingdom, 1980—1982. Internist Semmelweis University, 1980—1982. Reader and science adviser Semmelweis University 2nd Department Medicine, Budapest, Hungary, 1986—1997.
Head of department of medical oncology National Institute of Oncology, Hungary, since 1997. Professor medicine Semmelweis University, Budapest, since 1998.
Member of International Breast Cancer Study Group (member foundation council 2004).
Married Istvánné Lindner, July 14, 1973. Children: Linda Krisztina, Kristóf István, Loránd Krisztián.