Istvan Steve Marton earned his MD (1966) and Med. Habil .( Professorship 1997) degrees at the Semmelweis University in Budapest, and his M.Sc. at Leeds (1978) Coming back from UK (1980) he became Sen. Consultant and Lecturer in the MAV Hospital. MAV Hospital was the only independent health care provider at that time. He initiated the “Family friendly” obstetrics in Hungary, including special pregnancy care courses, private delivery rooms allowing fathers to be being present (contrary to the strict medical staff only attitude), no mandatory episiotomy, late cord clamping, water delivery, early and unlimited breast feeding, rooming in , early discharge (one day v. 6 days).
He was invited to become a member of WHO Scientific Advisory Committee (1980). He founded the Hungarian Osteoporosis and Osteoarthrosis Society (HOOS), became elected Chairman of IOF Patient Societies. He acted as Scientific advisor of EU Parliament Hungarian Section. (2004 - )
Dr Marton was founding member of the first postwar Rotary Club in Eastern Europe (reestablished in Hungary in 1988), he crossed the Atlantic with 4 friends in a sailboat (2009).
Published professional (Cardiotocograpfy, Osteoporosis) and informative books (Pregnancy care , Ageing, Life style advisory, Transatlantic sailing ).
At present, he is a visiting lecturer at Semmelweis Medical School, runs life style courses in Florida, and works as Sen. NGO advisor .