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Born 13.10.1954 in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Education 1974-1981 School of Medicine, University of Sofia


Medical licensure
Board Certified

Training


1981 - M.D. Degree
1986 - Neurology
2005 - Social medicine and healthcare management
  • Experience in clinical practice, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, pain, headache, clinical electromyography, acupuncture
  • 1995 - Movement Disorders: Prof. W. Koller, Kansas city University
  • 1997-1999 - Headache: Prof. G. Nappi, Pavia University, Italy



Professional experience

  • 2015 - Elected as an academician in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2012 – Corresponding member in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2011 - Director and Prof. at the University Neurological Hospital “St. Naum”, Department of Movement Disorders
  • 2011-2011 – Chief of Neurological clinic of Movement Disorders at the University Neurological Hospital “St. Naum”
  • 2010-2010 – Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health
  • 2001-2010 – Director and Prof. at the University Neurological Hospital “St. Naum”, Department of Movement Disorders
  • 2004-2008 – Vice-Rector of the Medical University of Sofia
  • 1997-1998 – Prof., Chief of Neurological department at the University Neurological Hospital “St. Naum”
  • 1997-2001 – Assoc. Prof. at the University Neurological Hospital, Department of Movement Disorders
  • 1989-1996 – Assist. Prof. at the University Neurological Hospital, Department of Movement Disorders
  • 1984-1989 – Assist. Prof. at the University Neurological Hospital, Acupuncture Department
  • 1983-1984 – Assist. Prof. at the University Neurological Hospital, Department Clinical Neurophysiology
  • 1981-1983 – Community Hospital at Svoge. Department of Ambulatory Care.




Scientific affiliations

  • 1991 г. – PhD degree
  • 1997 г. – DSc degree
  • 560 scientific publications
  • 21 monographs
  • 39 Handbooks of Neurology
  • Impact factor – 206,011
  • 2037 citations abroad and 540 in Bulgaria
  • Hirsch factor - 19
  • Reviewer of a lot of PhD and DSc theses
  • Reviewer of monographs and scientific publications
  • Scientific manager of 21 PhD theses
  • Principal investigator in a lot of international clinical trials phase II, III, IV



Lectures
  • Guest lecturer in: 
    - Pavia University, Italy 
    - Belgrade University
  • Lectures in the Medical University of Sofia
  • Chairman of the Board in Neurology
  • Member of the Board in General Practice
  • Chairman of the Board in clinical electromyography



Professional affiliations
  • Member of the Movement Disorders Society (MDS)
  • Member of the International Association for Study of Pain (IASP)
  • Member of the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)
  • Member of the Board of European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS)
  • Member of the Board and treasurer of European Headache Federation (EHF)
  • Representative of Bulgaria in the World Federation of Neurology (WFN)
  • Member of the Council of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS)
  • President of the: 
    - Bulgarian Neurological Society
    - Bulgarian Movement Disorders and Multiple Sclerosis Society
    - Bulgarian Headache and Pain Society
    - Bulgarian Society of Clinical Electromyography
  • Vice President of the Bulgarian Association of Neuroprotection and Neurodegeneration
  • Editor of Movement Disorders (Bulgaria)
  • Editor of Cephalgia (Bulgaria)
  • Editor of Bulgarian Neurology (Bulgaria)
  • Member of the editorial board of “Journal of Clinical Medicine”
  • Member of the editorial board of “European Journal of Neurology”
  • Member of the editorial board of  “Journal of Headache and Pain”
  • Member of the editorial board of “Medial Practice” (Bulgaria)
  • Member of the editorial board of “Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation” (Bulgaria)
  • Member of the editorial board of “Rehabilitation Medicine and Quality of Life” (Bulgaria)
  • Member of the editorial board of “Neurorehabilitation” (Bulgaria)



Language
  • English fluent