Multiprofile hospital for active treatment in neurology and psychiatry «St. Naum». Accredited university hospital

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Management

Professor Ognyan I. Kolev, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.

Director
Professor Ognyan I. Kolev, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
Professor Ognyan I. Kolev, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.

+359 2/ 9702 135

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
1979 - Medical University, Sofia
Medical licensure:
1979 M.D. degree
Board certified:
in neurology - 1986
Training:
1985 - Ph.D. thesis: "Audio-Vestibular Disturbances in Patients with Early Cerebrovascular Insufficiency".
1999 - D.Sc. thesis: "Functional Aspects of the Vestibular System in Parallel with Other Sensory Systems in Norm and Pathology".
Current position:
Associate Professor in neurology, Medical University - Sofia
Professor of Neurology and Head of Outpatients department 2003 - at present.
Deputy Director of Science 2008 - at present.
Professional experience:
  • General Medicine Practitioner (and specializing Internal diseases) - Regional Hospital in Stara Zagora, 1980-1982.
  • Postgraduate Student - Institute of Neurology, Psychiatry & Neurosurgery, Medical Academy, 1982-1985.
  • Assistant Professor - Section of Neuro-Otology, Medical University - Sofia, University Hospital of Neurology, Psychiatry, 1985 - 1995.
  • Professor of Neurology and Head of Ambulatory Care Center 2003 - at present.
  • Deputy Director of Science 2008 -at present.
  • Senior Research Associate - University of Texas, Galveston, TX, USA, 1990.
  • Senior Research Associate - Link?ping University, Sweden, 1991.
  • Senior Research Associate - Freiburg University, Freiburg i Br., Germany, 1993.
  • Senior Research Associate - NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, USA, 1995 - 1997.
  • Associate Professor of Neurology - Head of Section of Neuro-Otology, Medical University - Sofia,
  • Senior Research Associate - Munich University, Munich, Germany 1999-2000.
  • Senior Scientist - Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Pensacola, Florida, USA, 2002-2004.
International Scientific Collaborations:
October through November 1988, training and joint study on vestibulo-visual interactions and dynamic posturography in Jenks Vestibular Laboratory, Harvard University, School of Medicine (Boston, MA, USA).
October 1989 through January 1990, joint research in the Vestibular Laboratory of the Harvard University, School of Medicine (Boston, USA). Topics of research - investigation of the after image movement following vestibular stimulation; evaluation of bilateral vestibular hypofunction as measured by sinusoidal rotation and by dynamic posturography; dynamic posturography for the purpose of monitoring the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
March through September 1990, joint research in the Division of Physiology & Biophysics of the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas (USA) and the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory in Pensacola, Florida (USA). Topic of research - influence of the gravity (pitch tilt) on the vertical optokinetic nystagmus and after-nystagmus (measured by ISCAN technique).
November 1990 through August 1991, joint research in Departments of Otolaryngology, Neurophysiology, Biomedical Engineering, Audiology, Anaesthesiology and Balance Lab of the Link?ping University Hospital, Sweden. Topics of research - influence of the motion sickness, caloric vestibular stimulations, skin caloric, auditory and visual stimuli on skin blood flow (measured by laser Doppler technique) and perspiration of normal subjects, patients under general anesthesia and patients with Parkinson disease. Habituation of the autonomic reflexes.
March through April 1993, collaboration in NASA-USRA, Division for Space Life Sciences, Houston, USA. Topic of the collaboration: Diagnostic criteria for grading the severity of motion sickness - ANS aspect.
July 1993 through January 1994, joint research in Freiburg University, Neurologic Clinic, Freiburg, Germany. Topic of the research: visual-vestibular-proprioceptive interactions in self- and object motion perception (and modeling the perception).
October 1995 through December 1997, joint research in NASA, Johnson Space Center. Topic of the research: Eye and head coordination. Space sickness, spatial orientation and disorientation. The collaboration continues at present.
December 1999 through April 2000, joint research in Ludwig-Maximilians University, Neurologic Clinic, Munich, Germany. Topic of research - vestibulo (sacculo)-colic and vestibulo-postural reflexes in normal subjects and patients with bilateral vestibular deficit (EMG and Kinematics of head, body and legs).
September 2002 - through January 2004, joint research in Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory in Pensacola, Florida (USA), conducting 3 projects on visual, vestibular, somatosensory, and auditory interactions.
2005 through 2007 joint research in the Laboratory of Physiology of Perception of College de France, CNRS, Paris, (France). (Seven visits during the aforementioned period). Grant from the French Space Agency CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES (CNES) - granted joint project: "Effets des variations de gravit? sur de le controle de la locomotion humaine". Topic of research - changes in locomotion pattern during different conditions of walking, and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).
2008 February through March - Harvard Medical School, Vestibular Physiology Laboratory, on perceptual threshold for self-motion perception in condition of sensory interaction during vertical axis rotation.
2008 December through April 2009 - Harvard Medical School, Vestibular Physiology Laboratory, on perceptual threshold for self motion perception in condition of sensory interaction comparing rotation in earth horizontal and earth vertical axis rotation - for normal humans and patients with bilateral vestibular deficit.
Professional affiliations:
Honorary Member of the Bulgarian National Academy of Medicine (Elected March 2, 2005).
Member of the Barany Society (since 1987). Participant in the Barany Society Meetings in Tokyo (Japan) 1990; in Prague (Czechoslovakia) 1992; in Uppsala (Sweden) 1994 and 2006; in Sydney (Australia) 1996; in Paris 2004; in Uppsala (Sweden) 2006, in Kyoto (Japan) 2008, Reykjavik (Iceland) 2010, and Uppsala (Sweden) 2012.
Foreign member of the American Society for Neuroscience (1990).
Member of the International Brain Research Organization (1991).
Invited participant of the International, Neurootological & Equilibriometric Society Meetings: Bad Kissingen (Germany) - 1984, 1986 and 1988; New Orleans (USA) - 1985, Sao Paulo (Brazil) - 1987.
Member of the Bulgarian Societies of Neurology.
Member of editorial board of:
  • Journal of Bulgarian Neurology;
  • Journal of Cerebrovascular disease;
  • Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery.
Awards:
1. October 2000 - Medal from Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, for Scientific Contribution 1999-2000.
2. March 2004 - Scientific Achievement Award from Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Pensacola, Florida, USA, Recognition for Research on Multi-Sensory Integration for Orientation in Space. Plaque.
3. October 2004 - Commendation - for outstanding support provided to U.S. Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Pensacola, Florida as a distinguished visiting scientist (2002-2004). Serving as a Co-Principal Investigator and collaborating scientist with NASA. For successful completion of the "Vestibular -Visual-Tactile-Auditory Interaction for Sensory Integration in the Orientation in Space" project which will improve pilot orientation during flight and reduce mortality rates due to spatial orientation mishaps.
Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Florida, USA.
4. June 2003 - Award from NASA, Houston, Texas, USA, for scientific contribution for NASA Space Flights, USA.
5. February 2014 - NASA Certificate of excellence, for 22 years scientific contribution for NASA Space Flights, Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
Scientific publications:
over 90, 31 of them in international journals
Language:
English and Russian very good.

Savelina Yankova

Senior nurse
Savelina Yankova
Savelina Yankova

+359 2/ 9702 136

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
2014 – Acquired bachelor degree in Healthcare Management in Medical University - Pleven.
1991 - Graduated from Medical College of Medical University - Sofia, specialty: medical nurse.
Professional experience:
Since 1991 - anesthesiology and surgical nurse at UDH "Dr. Racho Angelov" - Sofia.
Since 1999 - employed at Neurosurgical Clinic of UMHAT "St. Anna" AD - Sofia.

Registry

Registration of patients for all commissions and medical examinations on the territory of the hospital
Information:
+359 2/ 9702 121

Offices

Diagnostic and consultative office of neurology

Consultation of all types of diseases of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Expert medical examinations of patients with Parkinson`s disease and Epilepsy. Initial medical examinations of patients before hospitalization. The office works with NHIF (National Health Insurance Fund).

Working hours from Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
+359 2/ 9702 137 (11.30 am - 3.30 pm)

Ognian Metodiev Asenov, MD

Ognian Metodiev Asenov, MD
Ognian Metodiev Asenov, MD

+359 2/ 9702 137

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
Medical University Sofia - 1996
Medical licensure:
1996 MD - degree
Board certified:
in neurology - 2003
Professional qualifications:
Board certified neurologist, experience in clinical practice, movement disorders, epilepsy, pain, headache.
Current position:
Neurologist in Neurology office of Out-patient department, Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment in Neurology and Psychiatry "St. Naum" - Sofia
Professional experience:
  • 1998 - 2003 Neurologist in the Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment in Neurology and Psychiatry "St. Naum" - Sofia
2003 - Present:
  • Out-patient department centre in Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment in Neurology and Psychiatry "St. Naum" - Sofia
Professional affiliations:
Member of the Bulgarian Neurological Association
Member of the Bulgarian Headache Society
Mumber of the Movement Disorders Society
Scientific affiliations:
mainly in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson Disease, Epilepsy, headache, EEG diagnostic.
Scientific publications:
  • 7 scientific publications in national Journals.
Language:
English and Russian very good.

Diagnostic and consultative office in Child Neurology

Diagnostic and consultative activities and acceptance of children with nervous system diseases.

Working hours from Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Veselin Tomov, MD

Veselin Tomov, MD
Veselin Tomov, MD

+359 2/9702 138

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
Medical University of Pleven - 1985
Medical licensure:
1985 - MD
Board certified:
Neurology - 1991
Training:
  • EEG;
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Professional qualifications:
Board certified neurologist, experience in clinical practice, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, headache, transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Current position:
Medical doctor in outpatients office of child neurology.
Professional experience:
Epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, headache, cerebrovascular diseases in children.
Professional affiliations:
Member of the: Bulgarian Society of Neurology
Scientific Society of Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychology of childhood development;
Bulgarian Doctor's Union.
Scientific affiliations:
Mainly in the field of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, headache, transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Scientific publications:
11 scientific publications, 45 posters
Language:
English

Diagnostic and consultative office in Psychiatry

Consultation and treatment of patients with psychosis, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, dementias. Issue of psychology personal statements by area of residence.

Working hours from Monday to Friday:
- I-st shift: 08:00 am - 2:30 pm
- II-nd shift: 02:30 am - 8:00 pm

Assen Jivkov Karadaliev, MD

Assen Jivkov Karadaliev, MD
Assen Jivkov Karadaliev, MD

+359 2/9702 139

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
1995, Academy of Medicine, Sofia
Medical licensure:
MD degree
Board certified:
in psychiatry - 2003, Academy of Medicine, Sofia
Professional qualifications:
Experience in long-term management of psychoses, affective and anxiety disorders
Current position:
1997 - Outpatients department MHATNP "St. Naum"
Professional experience:
  • 1995 -1996 Blagoevgrad Psychiatric Clinic;
  • 1996 - 1997 "Alexandrovska" University Hospital, Psychiatric clinic.
Professional affiliations:
Bulgarian psychiatric association
Bulgarian association for clinical research
Scientific affiliations:
Neuroleptics induced hyperprolactinaemia
Neuroleptic induced obsessive-compulsive symptoms
Scientific publications:
10 papers in national psychiatry journals.
Language:
English fluent

Diagnostic and consultative office in otoneurology

Diagnostics and treatment of vertigo, dizziness and balance disorder. Examination of the hearing, tinnitus, consultation of patients with neurological, psychological and ENT disorders. Videonystagmography. Video-oculography. Stabilometry. Functional tests for examination of the vestibular system (roatator and calorie).

Working hours from Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Ivo Sashkov Asenov, MD

Ivo Sashkov Asenov, MD
Ivo Sashkov Asenov, MD

+359 2/9702 142

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
1995 - Medical University, Sofia
Medical licensure:
1995 - M.D. degree
Board certified:
2005 - Otorhinolaryngology
Training:
  • 2008 - Otoneurology - University Hospital "Tsaritsa Yoanna - ISUL"
  • 2009 - Audiology - University Hospital "Tsaritsa Yoanna - ISUL"
Professional qualifications:
Board certified in Otorhinolaryngology.
Experience in treatment of vestibular and auditory disorders.
Current position:
Outpatient departament - Diagnostic and consultative office of Otoneurology
Professional experience:
  • 2005 - MHATNP St. Naum
Scientific affiliations:
Publications :
  • 3 scientific publications;
  • Special sensory systems articles in 2 Handbooks of Neurology.
Language:
English, fluent

Office of Neuro-Ophthalmology

Consultative medical examinations of patients with diseases of the optic nerves, diplopia, nystagmus, eye affection of brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, insults, traumas and others. The office has a modern equipment for the execution of the medical examinations.

Working hours from Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 2.30 pm

Senior assistant prof. Ventsislava Nedeva, M.D.

Senior assistant prof. Ventsislava Nedeva, M.D.
Senior assistant prof. Ventsislava Nedeva, M.D.

+359 2/9702 141

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
1973 - Medical University, Sofia
Medical licensure:
1973 M.D. degree
Board certified:
in Ophthalmology - 1977
in Neuro-ophthalmology - 2005
Training:
  • 1991 -Neuro-ophthalmology specialization in San Francisco California University USA;
  • 1993 -Neuro-ophthalmology and ophthalmology specialization in Tokyo Medical University;
  • Japan - government grand;
  • 1989 - Training in Laipzig Medical University;
  • 1985 -Training in Belgrade Medical University ,Yugoslavia - neuro-ophtalmology
Current position:
Head of Neuro-ophthalmology Outpatients department in Multiprofile Hospital for treatment in neurology and psychiatry "St. Naum", Medical University, Sofia
Professional experience:
  • 1973 - 1983 - Ophthalmology Department in Medial University Sofia - Pleven
  • 1984 - 2013 - Department of Neurology in Medical University Sofia
  • 1984 - present day - Multiple Hospital for active treatment in neurology and psychiatry "St. Naum", Medical University, Sofia
  • 2005 - National Hospital for Neurology in Queen Square - London UK -visiting doctor
Professional affiliations:
Member of Bulgarien Society of Ophthalmology
Member of Bulgarien Society of Neuroscience
Member of Bulgarien Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Neuro-ophthalmology
Member of Bulgarien Headache Society
Member of International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)
Scientific affiliations:
Mainly in the field of multiple sclerosis - retrobulbar neuritis, headache and eye, pseudotumors, glaucoma, oculomotor disorders.
Language:
English fluent, Russian

Dispensary psychiatric office

Consultation, treatment and dispensary observation of patients with psychiatric disorders.

Working hours from Monday to Friday:
- I-st shift: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
- II-nd shift: 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm

+359 2/ 9702 140; +359 2/ 9702 139

Antoniya Ivanova Zamfirova, MD

Antoniya Ivanova Zamfirova, MD
Antoniya Ivanova Zamfirova, MD

+359 2/9702 140

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
M.D. - 1997, Medical University, Sofia
Medical Licensure:
1997 M.D. degree
Board certified:
Psychiatry - 2007, Academy of Medicine, Sofia
Training:
Psychiatry:
  • 2003 - WPA Educational program "Schizophrenia"
  • 2004 - Interactive Educational Course for Young Psychiatrist and Investigators of the European College of Neuropsychofarmacology (ECNP)-Fenerite
  • 2004 - Educational course "Contemporary treatment of substance dependence"
  • 2005 - Educational course "Upgrade in research and clinical practice in organic psychiatric disorders and substance dependence".
  • 2011 ECNP School of Neuropsychopharmakology, Oxford, UK
  • 2012 Drugs and the Brain, Braga workshop, Braga Portugal
Ph. D. Degree:
Cognitive and behavioral phenotype of children with some common dysmorphic syndromes. (2003)
Professional qualifications:
Enperience in clinical practice active and long - term management of psychoses, affective and anxiety disorders.
Current position:
MHATNP "St. Naum" Psychiatrist in Outpatient department.
Professional experience:
  • 1999-2000 pediatrician, Sofia,Bulgaria
  • 2005-2007 MHATNP "St. Naum", Outpatients department, Psychiatrist
  • 2007-2012 MHATNP "St. Naum", Inpatient care unit
Scientific affiliations:
2 scientific publications in the field of genetic markers for early diagnosis of dementias, affective disorders in national journals
Memberships:
Union of Bulgarian medical Doctors
Bulgarian Psychiatric association
Language:
English-written/spoken-satisfactory
German-written/spoken-satisfactory

Internal medicine office. Electrocardiography (ECG) and echography.

Consultative medical examinations of patients with diseases in the field of internal diseases. Gastroenterology, pulmonology, cardiology and endocrinology. ECG, abdominal ultrasound, bladder, thyroid, blood pressure holter.

Working hours from Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Petyo Boyadzhiev, MD

Petyo Boyadzhiev, MD
Petyo Boyadzhiev, MD

+359 2/9702 143

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
Medical University, Sofia - 1980
Medical licensure:
1980 - M.D. Degree
Professional qualifications:
ECG , Acute care medicine
Current position:
Consulting physician, Internal medicine
Professional experience:
  • 1980 - 1983 GP in Hospital of Galabovo city;
  • 1983 - 1997 Therapist in Cardiology Rehabilitation Center, Bankya, Bulgaria
  • 1997 - 2011 Trauma, Sports Academy "Academica"
Language:
Russian

Multiple sclerosis and evoked potentials office

Ambulatory medical examinations of patients with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson`s disease, without regard to zoning. Commissions meetings for assessment of the need of expensive medicines, paid by NHIF. Neurophysiological examinations - visual and auditory evoked potentials. Equipment: Neuro physical equipment Teca Synergy.

Working hours from Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Assistant prof. Sonya Ivanova Hristova-Chakmakova, M.D.

Assistant prof. Sonya Ivanova Hristova-Chakmakova, M.D.
Assistant prof. Sonya Ivanova Hristova-Chakmakova, M.D.

+359 2/9702 149

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
School of medicine, University of Sofia - 1998
Medical licensure:
1998 M.D. degree
Board certified:
in neurology - 2004
Neurology:
2000- ongoing Multiprofile Hospital for active treatment in neurology and psychiatry "St. Naum"
Clinical Neurophysiology:
2001- University of Pavia, Italy, Clinical training in neurophysiology and headache
Headache training:
2004- University Neurology Clinic of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professional qualification:
experience in clinical practice, headache, pain, movement disorders, clinical electromyography, evoked potential, MS and demielination disease
Current position:
Assist. prof. in neurology; multiple sclerosis physician office; Multiprofile Hospital for active treatment in neurology and psychiatry "St. Naum"
Professional affiliations:
  • Member of the Movement Disorders Society
  • Member of the Bulgarian Headache Society
  • Member of the Bulgarian Neurological Association
  • Member of the Bulgarian Scientific Society of EEG, EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology
  • BG representative ECTRIMS 2013-2014
Scientific affiliations:
mainly in the field of multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, headache and pain, clinical neurophysiology
Scientific publications:
25 publications on Multiple sclerosis, Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Headache, Pain, Neurophysiology
Language:
Fluent in English and Russian

Office of Electroencephalography. Brain mapping. Epilepsy.

Meeting of the commission for assessment of the need of expensive medicines, paid by NHIF.

Working hours from Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Assoc. Prof. Pencho Kolev, M.D., Ph.D.

Assoc. Prof. Pencho Kolev, M.D., Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. Pencho Kolev, M.D., Ph.D.

+359 2/9702 145

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
1977 - Medical University, Sofia
Medical licensure:
1977 M.D. degree
Board certified:
neurology - 2009
Occupational Medicine - 1984
Occupational Medicine:
  • 1978 - 1980 Training Toxicology, Pleven, Bulgaria
  • 1981 - 1984 Training and Degree of Occupational Medicine - National Center of Hygiene and Occupational Medicine, Sofia, Bulgaria
Clinical Neurophysiology:
  • 1981 - 1982 Training clinical neurophysiology in Department of clinical Neurophysiology, University Clinic of Neurology "Alexsandrovska", Sofia
  • 1984 - 1989 6 months specialization in the Department Neurophysiology and Psychophysiology, ZAM, Berlin, Germany
GCP:
  • 2005 - GCP Training organized by Bulgarian Association of Clinical Research and Institute of Clinical Research
PhD degree:
Thesis: "Analysis of processing information in sound control profession"
Professional qualifications:
board certifaied in "Clinical electroencephalography", "Evoked potentials", "Polysomnography", experience in clinical practice, headache, pain, epilepsy, sleep disorders, teaching and research in neurology and clinical neurophysiology
Current position:
Associate Professor in neurology, Medical University -Sofia
Head of the Department Clinical Neurophysiology in Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment in Neurology and Psychiatry "St. Naum", Sofia
Professional experience:
  • 1978 - 1981 Toxicology, Pleven, Bulgaria
  • 1981 - 2000 Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurophysiology and Psychophysiology, National Center of Hygiene and Clinic of Occupational Diseases
  • 2001 - to present Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Multiprofile Hospital for active treatment in neurology and psychiatry "St. Naum", Medical University, Sofia
  • 2003 - 2007 Head of the Local Ethic Committee
Professional affiliations:
Member of International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)
Member of International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP)
Member of International Ligue against Epylepsy
Member of Bulgarian Society of Epilepsy
Member of Bulgarian Society of Neuroscience
Member of Bulgarian Society of Physiology
Member of Bulgarian Society of Hronobiology
Bulgarian Society of Hygiene and Occupational Medicine
Member of the Movement Disorders Society
Member of the Bulgarian Headache Society
Member of the Board of the Bulgarian Neurological Association
Member of the Bulgarian Scientific Society of EEG, EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology
Member of Bulgarian Association of clinical EMG and EP
Scientific affiliations:
mainly in the field of epilepsy, sleep disorders, headache and pain, clinical neurophysiology
Scientific publications:
Over 130 papers in national and international Neurology and Neurophysisology Journals, Books and Proceedings of Congresses.
Language:
Fluent in English, German and Russian

Polysomnography and headache office. Video EEG.

Study of the sleep disorder and diagnosis and treatment of headache and Epilepsy.

Working hours from Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Assoc. Prof. Pencho Kolev, M.D., Ph.D.

Assoc. Prof. Pencho Kolev, M.D., Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. Pencho Kolev, M.D., Ph.D.

+359 2/9702 145

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
1977 - Medical University, Sofia
Medical licensure:
1977 M.D. degree
Board certified:
neurology - 2009
Occupational Medicine - 1984
Occupational Medicine:
  • 1978 - 1980 Training Toxicology, Pleven, Bulgaria
  • 1981 - 1984 Training and Degree of Occupational Medicine - National Center of Hygiene and Occupational Medicine, Sofia, Bulgaria
Clinical Neurophysiology:
  • 1981 - 1982 Training clinical neurophysiology in Department of clinical Neurophysiology, University Clinic of Neurology "Alexsandrovska", Sofia
  • 1984 - 1989 6 months specialization in the Department Neurophysiology and Psychophysiology, ZAM, Berlin, Germany
GCP:
  • 2005 - GCP Training organized by Bulgarian Association of Clinical Research and Institute of Clinical Research
PhD degree:
Thesis: "Analysis of processing information in sound control profession"
Professional qualifications:
board certifaied in "Clinical electroencephalography", "Evoked potentials", "Polysomnography", experience in clinical practice, headache, pain, epilepsy, sleep disorders, teaching and research in neurology and clinical neurophysiology
Current position:
Associate Professor in neurology, Medical University -Sofia
Head of the Department Clinical Neurophysiology in Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment in Neurology and Psychiatry "St. Naum", Sofia
Professional experience:
  • 1978 - 1981 Toxicology, Pleven, Bulgaria
  • 1981 - 2000 Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurophysiology and Psychophysiology, National Center of Hygiene and Clinic of Occupational Diseases
  • 2001 - to present Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Multiprofile Hospital for active treatment in neurology and psychiatry "St. Naum", Medical University, Sofia
  • 2003 - 2007 Head of the Local Ethic Committee
Professional affiliations:
Member of International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)
Member of International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP)
Member of International Ligue against Epylepsy
Member of Bulgarian Society of Epilepsy
Member of Bulgarian Society of Neuroscience
Member of Bulgarian Society of Physiology
Member of Bulgarian Society of Hronobiology
Bulgarian Society of Hygiene and Occupational Medicine
Member of the Movement Disorders Society
Member of the Bulgarian Headache Society
Member of the Board of the Bulgarian Neurological Association
Member of the Bulgarian Scientific Society of EEG, EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology
Member of Bulgarian Association of clinical EMG and EP
Scientific affiliations:
mainly in the field of epilepsy, sleep disorders, headache and pain, clinical neurophysiology
Scientific publications:
Over 130 papers in national and international Neurology and Neurophysisology Journals, Books and Proceedings of Congresses.
Language:
Fluent in English, German and Russian

Electromyography office

Electromyographic testing, testing of the peripheral nervous system.

Working hours from Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Anastasia Kostadinova Shokova, MD

Anastasia Kostadinova Shokova, MD
Anastasia Kostadinova Shokova, MD

+359 2/9702 150

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
School of Medicine, University of Plovdiv- 1991
Medical licensure:
M.D. Degree - 1991
Board certified:
Neurology - 1999
Training:
Specialization in Clinical Neurology:
  • 2000 - Neurologycal Clinic of Military Medical Academy "Plovdiv"
  • 2002 - Neurologycal Clinic of SHATNP "St.Naum"
Specialization in Electrophysiology:
  • 2008 Specialized clinic of electrophysiology "Tsaritsa Yoanna"
Professional qualifications:
Board certified neurologist , experience in clinical practice, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, pain, headache, clinical electromyography.
Current position:
Electromyography department
Professional experience:
  • 1991 - 1994 - Emergency clinic of MBAL Smolyan as an internal physician
  • 1994 - 2000 - Neurology clinic of MBAL Smolyan as a neurologist.
  • 1997 - 6 months ADK Hospital, Maldivi as a neurologist.
  • 2001 - 2005 - Neurolgy clinic of Military Medical Academy "Plovdiv" as a neurologist
  • 2008 - Present - Neurologist and electrophysiologist in the 3rd Neurological Clinic,EMG laboratory, in the Specialized Hospital for active treatment in neurology and psychiatry "St. Naum"
Professional affiliations:
Member of the Bulgarian Neurological Association
Member of the Bulgarian Scientific Society of EEG, EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology
Scientific affiliations:
Mainly in the field of movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, headache, pain, and clinical electromyography.
Language:
English, Russian

Cerebrovascular disease office. Doppler sonography.

In the office is carried Doppler sonography of the major arteries of the head and of the basal cerebral arteries. The office works with NHIF.

Working hours from Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
+359 2/ 9702 211; +359 2/ 9702 148

Senior assistant prof. Petar Damyanov, MD

Senior assistant prof. Petar Damyanov, MD
Senior assistant prof. Petar Damyanov, MD
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+359 2/9702 211

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
Medical University of Sofia - 1996
Medical licensure:
1996- M.D. Degree
Board certified:
in Neurology - 2003
Training:
Doppler sonography - 2004; Autonomic nervous system investigation - 2013
Professional qualifications:
Board certified neurologist, experience in clinical practice, headache, vestibular disorders, cerebrovascular disease, doppler sonography, autonomic nervous system.
Current position:
Senior assistant prof. at Neurological department for paroxysmal disorders, MHATNP "St. Naum", Sofia
Professional experience:
MHATNP "St. Naum", Sofia
Professional affiliations:
Member of the Bulgarian Society of Neurology, Bulgarian Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics
Scientific affiliations:
Mainly in the field of headache, vestibular disorders, cerebrovascular disease, doppler sonography, autonomic nervous system
  • Over 30 scientific publications
Language:
German - fluent, English - good

Office in Neuropsychology

Psychodiagnostics of Central Nervous System disorders, neurodegenerative and other disorders related to the nervous system, mental diseases and social adaptation disorders are performed in the office. Consultations in age crisis, psychological traumas, developmental and behavioral disorders of children and adolescents are carried out. Expert psychological assessments of classified information and weapon possession, for occupational rehabilitation and expert medical commission on occupational health TELK, upon request of courts or notary for assessment upon bearing a legal responsibility or the ability to perform financial and legal transactions, for inclusion in an integrated form of learning in school or in the specialized schools are carried out.

The office performs speech diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders of childhood development, as well as diagnostics and speech rehabilitation of aphasia.

Visiting hours from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Silvia Assenova Shopova, Assoc. Prof. of Medical Psychology

Silvia Assenova Shopova, Assoc. Prof. of Medical Psychology
Silvia Assenova Shopova, Assoc. Prof. of Medical Psychology

+359 2/9702 153; +359 2/9702 154; +359 2/9702 254

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Training:
  • Assoc. Prof. of Medical Psychology, Medical University Pleven - 2007
  • Doctor of Medical Psychology, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" - 2003
  • Specialist of Medical Psychology, Medical University Sofia - 1994
  • Master of Psychology, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski " - 1979
Ph. D. Degree:
Cognitive and behavioral phenotype of children with some common dysmorphic syndromes (2003)
Professional qualifications:
Psycho-diagnosis and counseling, problems in the parent-child-society relationships, psychotherapy and social support, genetic factors in ADHD and Autism.
Current position:
Neuropsychologist in Outpatients department of MHATNP "St. Naum"
Professional experience:
  • Medical University Pleven 2007-2009
  • MHAT"Aleksandrovska" Sofia 2005-2007
  • University Pediatric Hospital Sofia 1990-2005
Professional affiliations:
Member of the: Bulgarian Society of Child Neurology;
Psychiatry and Psychology;
Bulgarian Society of Human Genetics.
Scientific affiliations:
Mainly in the field of psychodiagnostics and counseling in child and adult psychology, developmental psychopathology; family counseling.
Scientific publications:
- 40 scientific publications
- 1 monograph
Language:
English - fluent; Russian - fluent

Elena Ninkova Zayakova

Elena Ninkova Zayakova
Elena Ninkova Zayakova

+359 2/9702 153

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" (2008)
Training:
  • Master of Speech and Language Therapy, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski " - 2008
  • Master of Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski " - 2007
  • Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski " - 2006
  • Bachelor of Psychology, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski " - 2004
Professional qualifications:
Psycho-diagnosis and counseling, speech and language diagnostics and therapy, family counseling, integrative education, transactional analysis.
Current position:
Neuropsychologist in Outpatients department of MHATNP "St. Naum"
Professional experience:
Resource center for supporting the integrated education of children with special educational needs, Sofia (2006-2013)
Professional affiliations:
Member of the: Bulgarian Association for transactional analysis.
Scientific affiliations:
Mainly in the field of psycho diagnostics and counseling in childhood, learning disabilities, family counseling
Scientific publications:
4 scientific publications
Language:
English - fluent; Russian - basic level.

Tremorography and Parkinson's disease office

Working hours from Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Christina Valerieva Paunova-Todorova, MD

Neurology resident
Christina Valerieva Paunova-Todorova, MD
Christina Valerieva Paunova-Todorova, MD

+359 2/ 9702 187

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
School of Medicine, University of Plovdiv- 2006
Medical licensure:
2006 - M.D. Degree
Board certified:
in neurology - 2014
Training:
2006-2012- Neurological Clinic of Multiprofile Hospital for active treatment "Plovdiv" AD
2012-2014- University Multiprofile Hospital for active treatment in neurology and psychiatry "St. Naum", Sofia
Professional qualifications:
Board certified neurologist, experience in clinical practice, movement disorders, headache, peripheral nervous system disorders.
Current position:
Clinic for neurodegenerative and peripheral nervous system disorders in University Multiprofile Hospital for active treatment in neurology and psychiatry "St. Naum", Sofia - neurologist.
Professional experience:
2006- Physician in Emergency department -Plovdiv
2006- 2012- Neurological Clinic of Multiprofile Hospital for active treatment "Plovdiv" AD
2012- Present - Clinic for neurodegenerative and peripheral nervous system disorders in University Multiprofile Hospital for active treatment in neurology and psychiatry "St. Naum"
Professional affiliations:
Member of the Bulgarian Neurological Society
Scientific affiliations:
Mainly in the field of movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, headache, peripheral nervous system disorders.
Language:
Fluent in German and English

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Departments

Imaging Diagnostics Department

The activity of the department - conventional radiology and computer tomography. Equipment - HITACHI PRONTO, digitalized X-ray machine with Dicom image Dicom format available. The departments works 24 hours for the needs of the hospital. Patients directed by NHIF are accepted, as well as paid patients.

Working hours from Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Assoc. Prof. Nickolay Lazarov Topalov, MD, PhD

Head of department
Assoc. Prof. Nickolay Lazarov Topalov, MD, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Nickolay Lazarov Topalov, MD, PhD

Dr. Marin Penkov
+359 2/9702 156

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
Medical University Sofia 1993
Medical licensure:
MD
Board certified:
in neurology - 2000
in radiology - 2007
Ph. D. Degree:
Thesis - "Epidemiological research of multiple sclerosis in Bulgaria", 2000, Medical University Sofia
Professional qualification:
Board certified in neurology and radiology
Current position:
Chief doctor of neuroradiology department in University hospital of neurology and psychiatry "St. Naum", associate professor in Chair of neurology to Medical University Sofia.
Member of the:
  • Bulgarian society of neurology;
  • Bulgarian society of headache and pain;
  • Bulgarian society of neurorehabilitation;
  • Bulgarian association of movement disorders;
  • Bulgarian association of multiple sclerosis;
  • European association of neuroradiology;
  • European association of radiology.
Professional and scientific affilations:
multiple sclerosis, movement disorders
Proffesional experience:
Experience in clinical practice, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders. Experience in neuroradiology and pediatric neuroradiology (incl . MRI and CT).
Language:
English and French
Senior radiology technician
Anelia Spasova
Anelia Spasova

+359 2/9702 157

Sector Nuclear Medicine

Performance of radioisotope diagnostic scanning with SPECT gamma camera. Diagnostics of Parkinson`s disease, bone scintigraphy, lung scintigraphy, thyroid scintigraphy, kidney scintigraphy.

Working hours from Monday to Friday: 7:30 am -2:00 pm

Assistant prof. Nikolay Hristov Mlachkov, MD, PhD

Head of department
Assistant prof. Nikolay Hristov Mlachkov, MD, PhD
Assistant prof. Nikolay Hristov Mlachkov, MD, PhD

+359 2/9702 152

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
Medical University of Sofia - 1986.
Medical licensure:
M.D. degree - 1986.
Board certified in nuclear medicine:
Medical University of Sofia - 1992.
Ph.D. Degree:
Thesis - "Diagnostic capabilities of 3-phase bone scintigraphy in patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head" - 1993.
Professional qualification:
Board certified in nuclear medicine.
Current position:
Head of department of nuclear medicine in University multiprofile Hospital for active treatment in neurology and psychiatry "St. Naum", assistant professor in Clinical center of nuclear medicine and radiotherpy in Medical university-Sofia.
Professional experience:
in diagnostic nuclear medicine.
Professional affiliations:
Member of the: Bulgarian association of radiology(BAR), European association of nuclear medicine (EANM).
Scientific affiliations:
  • Scientific publications in the field of SPECT scintigraphy with 123I-Ioflupane(DATSCAN) in Parkinsonism.
  • co-author in textbook for students "Fundamentals of nuclear medicine" - 2006, 2011.
Language:
English fluent.

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Laboratory

Clinical and Liquorological Laboratory

In the laboratory are tested hematological and clinical - chemical parameters, general urine test, cerebrospinal fluid - general test and electrophoretic separation of proteins, testing of plasma levels of anticonvulsants. Automatic biochemical analysis type - closed system for clinical and chemistry testing.

Working hours from Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Phones:

+359 2/9702 158 - Clinic Director
+359 2/9702 159 - Hematology
+359 2/9702 160 - Biochemistry

Valentina Dimitrova, M.D., Ph.D

Director
Valentina Dimitrova, M.D., Ph.D
Valentina Dimitrova, M.D., Ph.D

+359 2/9702 158

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated:
1974 - Medical University, Sofia
Medical licensure:
1974 - M.D. Degree
Board certified:
in Clinical laboratory - 1996
Training:
  • 1976 - 1979 doctorant in neurology in University Hospital of Neurology and Psychiatry
  • 1976 - 1984 clinical neurologist
  • 1985 - 1989 - clinical pharmacokinetic in the medico-biological section of the Scientific Institute of Chemico-Pharmaceutical Industry as a Research Fellow 1st Degree
  • 1989 - to present- clinical laboratory of Multiprofile Hospital for Active treatment in neurology and psychiatry " St. Naum"
  • 1993 - 1996 - specialization in the University Department of Clinical Laboratory "Alexandrovska"
  • Ph.D. Degree:
    Thesis: "Research on lipid and phospholipid components of CSF in patients with multiple sclerosis" - 1981
    Professional qualification:
    Course of accreditation of laboratory, Course of haematology, 3 months training Health management
    Current position:
    Head of clinical laboratory in Multiprofile Hospital for Active treatment in neurology and psychiatry "St. Naum"
    Professional experience:
    1974 - 1976 epidemiologist in a regional prophylactic service
    1976 - 1979 doctorant in neurology in University Hospital of Neurology and Psychiatry
    1976 - 1984 clinical neurologist
    1985 - 1989 - clinical pharmacokinetic in the medico-biological section of the Scientific Institute of Chemico-Pharmaceutical Industry as a Research Fellow 1st Degree
    1989 - clinical laboratory of Multiprofile Hospital for Active treatment in neurology and psychiatry " St. Naum"
    1996 - Head of Clinical Laboratory
    Professional affiliations:
    • Member of the National Society of Clinical Laboratory;
    • National Society of Headache.
    Scientific affiliations:
    mainly in drug monitoring, cerebrospinal fluid, multiple sclerosis, pain.
    Scientific publications:
    papers over 30 papers in national and international Laboratory and Neurology Journals and proceedings of Congresses.
    Language:
    French fluent, Medical English

    Microbiological laboratory

    Gergana Mihaylova - MCS

    Biologist
    Gergana Mihaylova - MCS
    Gergana Mihaylova - MCS

    02/9702 161 (after 03:00 PM)

    Curriculum Vitae

     

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    Pharmacy

    Governor Master Pharmacist
    Lyubomira Kalinova
    Lyubomira Kalinova

    +359 2/9702 129
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      09.07.2013
    • Last modified
      11.04.2017