Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mustafa Sefic born in Banja Luka in 1940. In 1964 he graduated at the University of Zagreb, in 1970 specialized ophthalmology, 1976 defended PhD dissertation with title of the thesis: “Correlation between clinical picture and pathohistological changes in optic nerve head in experimental rabbit glaucoma”. He was full time professor of ophthalmology at Medical Faculty University of Banja Luka and at Medical Faculty University of Sarajevo, and visitingprofessor at Medical Faculty University of Rijeka (Croatia). Also, he was Professor emeritus at Medical Faculty University of Sarajevo.
Professor Mustafa Sefic certified clinical training at the University Eye Clinic of Banja Luka and the University Eye Clinic of Zagreb from 1966-1970 and clinical and scientific work as an ophthalmologist at the University Eye Clinic of Banja Luka 1970-1994 and the University Eye Clinic of Sarajevo University since 1994.
He published more than 100 (123) articles, published in National, European and American journals.
He was supervisor on several MSc and PhD thesis. He made contributions (written or edited) in 19 ophthalmological books, text-books and brochures, interesting for medical students, ophthalmologists, physicians but, also, patients. He is coauthor or leading author in 5 scientific-researching projects, three of them international. Taking part in many National, European and International meetings worldwide since 1969 (San Francisco, Amsterdam, Rome, Berlin, Prague, Dresden, Dubai, Helsinki, London, Thessaloniki, Sophia…), also, as an invited speaker (11 times). Organizer of many national (12) and international congresses (5), various clinical courses all around the Europe, and organizer of them, too. He performed clinical training at many Eye Clinics all around the Europe.
Medical degree “Chief physician” received in 1982. He was the Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, Medical Faculty University of Banja Luka and Medical Faculty University of Sarajevo. He was the Dean of the Medical Faculty University of Banja Luka in period19871991 and Head of the University Eye Clinic in Sarajevo. He was a member of the Editorial board of a few medical and ophthalmological journals; First editor-in-chief of the “SouthEast European Ophthalmological Journal” and the ”Ophthalmological Journal of Bosnia & Herzegovina”. Also, he is founder and the first president of the South-East European Ophthalmological Society (Albania, Cyprus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey, Ukraine with 250 million population and more than 35.000 ophthalmologists), president of the Bosnia & Herzegovina Society of physicians in Banja Luka, president of the Ophthalmological Society in F Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Professor’s Mustafa Sefic scientific interest are: Glaucoma, Cataract-surgery and Clinical contactology. He is Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Sciences (WAAS), member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Croatia (HAMZ), member of the European Glaucoma Society and member of the Foundation Board of the South-East European Ophthalmological Society.