Born on February 24, 1946 in Bulgaria , Dragoevo, Shumen district.
1953 – 1964 – Finishes pro-gymnasium and gymnasium in Shoumen
1961 – 1971 – Studies and graduates “Human Medicine” at the Higher Medical Institute – Sofia
1974 – Obtains Surgery Speciality
1971 – 1972 – Ordinator at the Surgical department of the Haskovo district hospital
1972 – 1974 – Senior assistant at the Institute for Post-graduate qualification of physicians - Chair of hospital surgery
1974 – 1985 – Assistant, Senior and Chief assistant at the Chair of abdominal surgery of the Institute for gastroenterology and nutrition, Medical Academy
1985 – 1995 – Assoc. prof., Head of “Biliary, liver and pancreatic surgery” Section of the Medical Academy Clinic of abdominal surgery
1995 – 2004 – Professor, Head of the Surgery Clinic at the Clinical Centre for Gastroenterology, Medical Academy – Faculty of Medicine.
1999 till now Head of Clinical Centre for Gastroenterology
2002 till now Head Surgery Clinic (after the merger of Abdominal and Emergency Clinics)
2004 till now member of the Medical Academy – Sofia Academic Council
Academic titles and degrees
Membership in professional societies
Bulgarian surgical society - 1972 – becomes member;
Gastroenterology society - 1974 – becomes member
Bulgarian association of surgeons and gastroenterologists
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Chirurgie member since 1991
International Association of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
- member since 1991
International Association of Surgeons and Gastroenterologists
- member since 1991
Eurosurgery – member since 1992 and vice-president of the Bulgarian section 1992 - 2002
Member of the Board and of the Editorial board of the Hepatogastroenterology Association and journal since 2005
President of “Science” Foundation from 1992 till present
Union of scientists in Bulgaria
Training and lecturing activity
Education of students and probationers during Assistantship period (1974 – 1985) and as an academic rank lecturer since 1985.
In charge of a Students’ Surgery club (1975 – 1985 г.).
Post-graduate training – assistant since 1985 and lecturer since 1995
Prize for excellence of the Ministry of Public Health,
The Order of “Stara Planina” Ist degree
Surgery of Liver and Biliary System, Surgery of Pancreas, Colorectal Surgery, Stomach-Duodenal Surgery, General Surgery, Genetics and Surgery
Statistics related to science and education; Organization of science and education in Bulgaria ; Rating of universities, colleges and other educational establishments; Life-long learning
Fluent Russian and German.
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