Prof Asim Kurjak, MD, PhD

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Professor Asim Kurjak born in 1942.

Education: in 1966 MD degree at the University of Zagreb; from 1971-1972 as a British scholar, research assistant at the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of London; in 1974 specialist in obstetrics and gynecology; in 1977 PhD degree.

Present position: chairman of the Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School University of Zagreb; head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School University of Zagreb; regular professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Medical School Universities of Zagreb and Sarajevo.

Publications: peer review articles – 305; books (written or edited) – 79; invited lectures at major international meetings – more than 400; MSc thesis supervisor – 52; PhD thesis supervisor – 28. His papers have been cited 1730 times in Science Citation Index.

Awards honors and achievements: National Prize for Young Scientists (1971); Croatian national award „Ruđer Bošković“ for scientific work (1985); „Josip Juraj Strossmayer“ Prize of Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republic of Croatia for the scientific book (1990); The Prize of Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republic of Croatia for the achievements in medical science (1944); Prize „Europski krug“ given by European Movement – Croatia (1996), Prize „William Liley“ for the best scientific paper from fetal diagnostics and therapy (1998), and „Maternity Prize“ given by European Association of Perinatal Medicine (2000).

He is regular member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, International Academy for Human Reproduction, Italian Academy of Science and Art of Reggio Puglia, Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia, honorary member of American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Presently, he is a president of World Association of Perinatal Medicine, and Academy of Medical Sciences of Croatia. Doctor Honoris causa – Uiveristies of Banja Luka and Budapest.  He is honorary member of 15 international societies.

Scientific interest: tumor angiogenesis, 3D ultrasound prenatal diagnosis, early placentation, bioethics.