Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Born on 25th of May 1931 in Skopje, in the doctor family. Faculty of Medicine completed 1955 in Zagreb. Since 1957 until 1959 worked as a general practitioner in Makarska. In 1960 admitted to the specialization in internal medicine at the Internal Clinic in Sarajevo, and specialist exam passed in 1964 in Zagreb on Internal clinic – Rebro.
Since 1964 until 1966 attended graduate studies – the direction of scientific research – at the Medical Faculty in Sarajevo, and passed all prescribed examinations. In 1967 defended his master thesis entitled: “The sensitivity of the rats heart on digitoxin after depletion of cardiac catecholamine with epsilon-amino-caproic acid and after application of norbormide” and achieved a Master’s degree in medical sciences.
In 1973 completed postgraduate studies in diabetology at Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb, with prof. Dr. Z. Škrabalo as mentor. In 1980 completed postgraduate studies in endocrinology at Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb with prof. M. Seks as mentor.
In 1979 defended at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Ph.D. thesis entitled “Application of monocomponent, monospecific and highly purified insulin in treatment of patients with diabetes” and achieve scientific degree Doctor of Medical Sciences.
As a user of foreign scholarships stayed several times at various clinics and institutes abroad, namely: Leipzig, Ulm, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Karlsburg, Berlin. Appointed primarius in 1974.
In 1968 elected as assistant at the internal medicine, and re-elected 1972, 1976 and 1982 year. In 1984 elected as assistant professor, 1987 as associate professor, and 1992 as full professor at the Medical Faculty in Sarajevo.
Started teaching at the Medical Faculty in Sarajevo in internal medicine subject from 1968 until 1998, which amounts to a total of 30 years. At the same time engaged in teaching for dental students and medical academy in Sarajevo.
When invited held lectures for postgraduate study in diabetology and endocrinology at the Institute for Diabetes “Vuk Vrhovac“ and School of Public Health “Andrija Stampar” in Zagreb. Mentor of many masters and doctoral dissertations, as well as the President or member of the Commission’s test in 140 specialist examination in internal medicine.
Published 210 papers in national and international journals. Has written endocrinology section of 160 pages in the two tome textbook Internal Medicine, published by the Svjetlost Sarajevo.
One of the authors of the monograph “Endocrinology”, published by Medical books Belgrade – Zagreb, 1988. Chief editor of the magazine from doctor association Bosnia and Herzegovina “Medical Archives” from 1988 until 1993.
Chairman of the Association of endocrinologist Yugoslavia in two terms as a secretary and as a president of the endocrinology section of the doctor association Bosnia and Herzegovina. Member of Advisory Board for journal Diabetologia Croatica Zagreb since its establishment until today. Member of the Council for journal “Press” – Pliva, which was published in Zagreb, member of the Republican Commission for diabetes, member of the board of the journal “Endocrinologia iugoslavica”, president of the fund “Dr. Bogdan Zimonjic”, member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Member of the Editorial Council for magazine “Radovi” of the Croatian Society for Science and Arts in Sarajevo since 1994 until 1998.
Got Sarajevo city plaque and the much social and professional recognition. Got awarded the Medal of Military Merit, Order of the silver wreath and the Order of merit for people with a silver star.
Served as Head of Diabetes Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetes and metabolic diseases in Sarajevo, and was deputy head of the same clinic. Member of the Presidency of Croatian Heritage, Sarajevo branch from 1998 and a regular member of the Croatian Society for Science and Arts in Sarajevo from 1994.
Honorary member of the First, Second and Third Croatian diabetology Congress in Dubrovnik in 1997 and 2001 and in Zadar in 2005, as a longtime associate of the University Clinic for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases “Vuk Vrhovac” in Zagreb.
Since 1999 Head of Department of Clinical propedeutics at the Medical Faculty, University of Mostar. Since 2000 in the contractual employment relationship at the Medical College in Mostar as a full professor on several subjects. In 2007 on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the University of Mostar, the winner of letter of thanks from the Rector of the University of Mostar.