Bulgaria 2019: Ivan Staikov / Zahari Zahariev

Delegate: prof. Ivan Staikov, MD, PhD | prof. Zahari Zahariev, MD, PhD

Affiliations: Department of neurology, Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital, Sofia Bulgaria

Short Bio: Prof. Ivan Staikov, MD, PhD, Neurology Clinic ChiefProfessional Development:

1989-1990 Regional team doctor and chief of local medical services in Kocherinovo.
1991-2006 Rose through the ranks neurology resident, senior resident, chief resident in the Neurology Clinic and Neuro-intensive department of the Tzaritza Yoanna University Hospital
2006-Present Neurology Clinic Chief of Tokuda Hospital Sofia.
Doctor of the year in Tokuda Hospital Sofia for 2015.

Post Graduate Qualifications and PhD:
1993 Neurology Specialty
1998 Medical Doctorate PhD from the Medical Facility Bern University, Switzerland
1998 Awarded PhD in Sofia
2009 Earned academic position Senior Research Fellow II Degree
2011 Earned qualification in Otoneurology from Medical University Sofia
2011 Master of Healthcare Management from Medical University Sofia
2015 Awarded with academic rank Professor

Research Interests:
Cerebrovascular diseases, interventional neurology, emergency and intensive neurology, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, sleep disturbances and waking, ultrasound diagnosis of cerebral circulation

International Specializations:

1996-1998 Specialization in neurology, with an emphasis on cerebrovascular diseases and ultrasound diagnosis of cerebral circulation Bern, Switzerland

2000 Nuerology specialization for cerebral strokes in Florida, USA

1999 -2001 Neurology specialization focused on sleep medicine Linden and Freiburg, Germany

2006 Neurology and health management specializations in the Tokushukai Medical Group hospital network in Japan

Scientific Organization Memberships:

Bulgarian Neurology Society Member
Bulgarian Association of Ultrasound in Medicine Member
European Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics Member
World Stroke Association Member
Scientific Publications:

Over 120 scientific papers, including three monographs, 11 publications in prestigious international scientific journals. Over 170 scientific citations in Bulgarian and international scientific journals.

Activity: Seminar “Good sleep is a good life” in Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria

On March 16, 2019 оver 150 people attended the forum on Sleep Medicine for doctors, patients and journalists, organized by the Bulgarian Society of Somnology at Tokuda Hospital’s Aula.

Lecturers were leading sleep disorder specialists in Bulgaria, members of the Bulgarian Society of Somnology:
Prof. Ivan Staikov, MD, PhD, Head of Clinic of Neurology and Sleep Medicine at Adibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital
Prof. Zahari Zahariev, MD, PhD, President of the Bulgarian Society of Somnology
Prof. L. Haralanov, MD, PhD
Assoc. Prof. P. Kolev, MD, PhD
Assoc. Prof. M. Milanova, MD, PhD
Assoc. Prof. K. Terziiski, MD, PhD
F. Alexiev, MD
L. Grozev, MD, PhD

The specialists presented to the audience topics like insomnia, sleep-related movement disorders, daytime sleepiness, hypersomnia, sleep-related health problems, obstructive and central sleep apnea and related diseases as well as other sleep problems.

Patients with different sleep disorders were able to share their experience with their disease and to receive important information concerning their condition.

Location: Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital, Sofia Bulgaria

Date of Activity: March 16, 2019

Submitted By: Hristina Boyanova