Representative of MU-Varna Became a Winner at the Annual Awards of “St. Ivan Rilski” Foundation in the Category “Diagnostic Imaging”

The head of the Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Department at Medical University – Varna and head of the Diagnostic Imaging Clinic at University Hospital “St. Marina” in Varna was awarded with the “Charity” prize at the fourth edition of the Annual Awards of “St. Ivan Rilski” Foundation. The event was under the patronage of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria, Ms. Maya Manolova.

On 2nd April at Marinela Hotel in Sofia, “St. Ivan Rilski” Foundation awarded its annual prizes to personalities and organizations with high achievements in health care, distinguished in eight categories: “Charity in Health Care”, “Oncology”, “Onco-Surgery”, “Diagnostic Imaging”, “Psychology”, “Dental Medicine”, “Health Journalism” and “Patient Organization”. The Foundation Annual Awards are a token of the endeavour to enhance the reputation of the Bulgarian physician, the professionalism in Medicine, as well as to promote charity activities, high standards in health journalism, and the beneficial work of non-governmental organizations in the health sector.

Brief Biography of Prof. Balev:

Prof. Dr. Boyan Balev was born on 15.10.1956 in the city of Sliven. He graduated in Medicine from Medical University – Varna in 1983. In 1987 he became an Assistant Professor at the Diagnostic Imaging Department at MU-Varna. He acquired his specialty in Radiology in 1988. In 1998 he defended a dissertation thesis on “Diagnostic Possibilities of Imaging Methods in Skeletal Dysplasias”. He has more than 200 publications in Bulgarian and international journals and at scientific forums. In 2001 he was awarded the title of “Associate Professor”, and in 2016 – the title of “Professor”. Prof. Balev has been the head of the Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Department since 2004. His main scientific work is in the field of congenital and hereditary disorders of the skeleton, Paediatric Radiology, Prenatal Diagnostic Imaging, Oncology, Respiratory System, Hematology, Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology.

Prof. Dr. Boyan Balev is a member of the Editorial Board of the official edition on Radiology of the Bulgarian Association of Radiology (BAR) – the scientific journal “Rentgenology and Radiology”,  Scientific Secretary of BAR, Representative for Bulgaria at the Safety, Quality and Standard Committee of the European Society of Radiology.

Prof. Balev delivers a series of lectures for the main diagnostic imaging course in Varna and Sofia, participates regularly in the exam sessions for the specialty “Diagnostic Imaging”, and in juries for habilitations and doctoral studies.

Award holder of “Doctor of the Year 2012” and “Doctor in Whom Bulgarians Believe – Year 2017”.