Prof Vjekoslav Gerc, MD, PhD

President of Supervision Board.

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

1941. born in Sarajevo.

1960. completed secondary studies (Classical Gymnasium in Sarajevo)

1960-1966. Graduated from University of Sarajevo, School of Medicine in 1966, and awarded the MD degree.

1967. Beginning of the employment at The Clinic for Heart Diseases, Sarajevo Teaching Hospital.

1969-1973. Specialization in internal medicine at the Department of Cardiology of the University Hospital in Sarajevo;

1981. Awarded the degree Master of Science by the University of Sarajevo. M.Sc. thesis: Methyldopa and Clonidine Sympathetic Inhibitors in Comparison with Propranolol and Pindolol Beta Blockers in the treatment of Hypertension.

1984. Awarded the PhD degree by the University of Sarajevo. PhD thesis: The Choice of Antihypertensive Drugs in Relation to Lipids : comparative study of the influence of beta blockers and diuretics on lipid levels.

1976. Appointed an assistant in internal medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Sarajevo.

1989. Appointed an associate professor at the School of Medicine, University of Sarajevo.

2002. Appointed a professor at the School of Medicine, University of Sarajevo.

As the principal author and co-author, Dr. Gerc published more than 60 original and review articles in the following journals: Blood Pressure Monitoring; Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences; Hypertension; Journal of Hypertension; Cardiology; Medical Journal; Medical Archives; Medical Review; Praxis; Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift. Dr. Gerc was one of the authors and editors of the textbook Cardiology. Dr. Gerc is a member of the board of Association of Cardiologists of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is also a member of the boards of the journals Medical Archives and Medical Journal. He is also a member of the European Society of Hypertension, European Society of Cardiology, and the Medical Section of the Academy of Science and Art of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dr. Gerc is chairman of the Working Group for Hypertension for Bosnia and Herzegovina of the European Society of Cardiology.

Selected works: Treatment of borderline hypertension with propranolol. In : Thurm RH (ed). Essential Hypertension. Chicago : Year Book Medical Publishers, 1979; Angiotensin II receptor blockers : new possibilities and perspectives in treatment of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. Sarajevo : Müller, 2001; Adherence to long term therapies, evidence for action (co-author). Geneva, World Health Organization, 2003; Guidelines for arterial hypertension. Sarajevo, 2005; Guidelines for arterial hypertension – Update 2007. Sarajevo, 2007; Cardiology (editor and author). Tuzla, PrintCom, 2006; Guidelines for acute coronary syndrome without ST segment elevation (co-author). Sarajevo, 2007; Guidelines for chronic heart failure (co-author). Sarajevo, 2007.