Prof. Valentin Ignatov is the new Rector of the Medical University “Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov ”- Varna

Prof. Valentin Ignatov is the new Rector of the Medical University “Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov ”- Varna. He was elected by a majority of the members of the University General Assembly.

The former rector Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov gave a report of the activities of MU-Varna during his extremely successful two management terms. He emphasized the significant increase in the number of students, the realization of important and large-scale projects for the construction and modernization of the facilities – construction of the Faculty of Pharmacy building, the opening of new specialties and branches in the cities of Sliven, Veliko Turnovo and Shumen, the opening of new simulation training centers, increase of practical facilities, introduction of innovative training methods, high accreditation score and excellent training quality. Currently, a total of 5,879 students are studying at the MU-Varna, of which 1,700 are foreign from 49 countries.

Prof. Krasimir Ivanov was elected for Chairman of the General Assembly, Prof.. Rosen Madzhov and Prof. Viliyan Platikanov were elected for vice-presidents.

The reports of the Control Board were presented the implementation of the budget for 2019 and for the draft budget for 2020.

The members of the mandate committee and the selection committee, the members of the supervisory and academic boards were elected.

Prof.  Valentin Ignatov graduated from the First Language School in Varna in 1977. and the Faculty of Medicine at MU-Varna in 1986. He received a Doctor’s Degree in 2005 and a Master’s Degree in Health Management in 2011. Since 2005, he has been Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Department of General and Operative Surgery at MU-Varna.

Since 2013 he has been Professor of Surgery at the Department of General and Operative Surgery at MU-Varna. He is the chairman of the Association of University Hospitals in the Republic of Bulgaria. He holds the position of Executive Director of UMHAT “St. Marina” – Varna from 2016 until now. He has completed additional professional qualifications and specialized courses in Bulgaria, Ireland and Germany. Prof. Ignatov is a lecturer and examiner in surgery of students at MU-Varna with 126 hours of annual classroom work. There are 205 scientific publications, 59 of which are indexed in world-famous databases (Web of Science / Scopus). He is an author and co-author of international monographs. He is fluent in English and Russian.

Prof. Valentin Ignatov has specific surgical skills in endoscopic technique, laparoscopic surgery and surgical endoscopy. He has received numerous prizes and awards.

source: http://www.mu-varna.bg/BG/Pages/nov-rector-profIgnatov.aspx