Head of the Department of Arrhythmia
I was born on November 30th, 1970 in Zadar. I started my specialization in internal medicine in the year 2000 at the Sisters of Mercy University Hospital Centre, and passed my specialist exam in internal medicine in 2003. Until 2011, I worked at the Department for Cardiovascular Medicine of the Internal Medicine Clinic as a department physician in the field of general cardiology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiac pacing. I spent whole 2005 in electrophysiology training with prof. Riccardo Cappato, in Policlinico San Donato Milaneze; Milan, Italy. In 2007, I passed a subspecialty exam in cardiology. Since 2011, I am the head of the Cardiology Department and the Laboratory for electrophysiology. I have ten years of experience in interventional cardiology (member of the primary PCI team since 2003), implantation of cardiac pacemakers, ICDs and CRT therapy, as well as in electrophysiology.
In 2003, I completed my Postgraduate Studies in Medical Sciences. In 2005, I became an assistant professor at the Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb. I obtained my academic degree as Doctor of Medical Sciences in Biomedicine and Health in 2010 with the dissertation entitled: “Effect of atrioventricular interval on interventricular discordance and stroke volume in patients with total atrioventricular block and implanted DDD electrostimulator.” Since 2010 I have been elected to the teaching position of Senior Assistant, currently holding the scientific title of Senior Associate.
I have published approximately sixty scientific articles and congressional statements, 11 of which have been cited in Current Contents. I am the author of a chapter in the textbook entitled Internal Medicine for Dentistry and Internal Medicine students. I have actively participated in a number of domestic and international professional meetings and congresses.
In 2014, I was appointed as President of the Working Group for Arrhythmia and Cardiac Pacing of the Croatian Cardiac Society.