Contacts

Симулационен център, МУ - Пловдив
Симулационен център, МУ – Пловдив

Director
Ass.Prof. Milena Sandeva, MD, PhD
Милена Сандева
+359899937054

Short presentation
Ass.Prof. Milena Sandeva is a specialist in the field of Midwifery Care. She has acquired a specialty of “Public Health”. She is the Head of the Department of Midwifery Care and has been working at the Medical Simulation Training Center since its establishment. She participates in numerous scientific and educational forums, national and international courses. She is the author of the first study on the effectiveness of simulation training in Bulgaria. It offers basic and highly specialized courses in obstetrics, gynecology, obstetrics and care for students, postgraduates, trainee doctors and specialists.

Affiliation
1. Medical Simulation Training Center, MU-Plovdiv
2. Department of Midwifery Care, Faculty of Public Health, MU-Plovdiv

Deputy director of educational activities
Professor Rossen Dimov, MD
032 645997 ext. 401

Chief Administrative Assistant
Dr. Stoilka Tufkova, MD, PhD
+359889302953

Dr. Stoilka Tufkova, MD, PhD is a specialist in the field of clinical toxicology. She has completed a numerous specialized trainings for postgraduate studies in Bulgaria and abroad. Dr. Tufkova is part of the Medical Simulation Training Center since the beginning of its establishment. Main founder of the introduced simulation-based training in clinical toxicology and all basic medical manipulations and clinical procedures performed at the MSTC. She actively works for the annotation of the MSTC at MU-Plovdiv being the first accredited Simulation Center in Bulgaria. She gives basic and specialized courses in clinical toxicology and emergency medicine for students, postgraduates, trainee doctors and specialists.
Affiliation
1. Medical Simulation Training Center, MU-Plovdiv
2. Clinic of Clinical Toxicology, University Hospital “St. George” – EAD, Sofia Plovdiv

Chief Assistant
Dr. Okan Aliman, MD, PhD
д-р Окан Алиман
032 / 200 602

Dr. Okan Aliman has a specialty in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, and since 2010, he has acquired a certificate in Invasive Cardiology. In 2008 he has gained a PhD in Cardiology. He participates in numerous scientific and educational forums, national and international courses, acquiring certificates for ALS, ILS, ATLS, and for holding medical lectures at the University of Nottingham. Currently, Dr. Aliman leads an angiographic team at the Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment “Dr. Bratan Shukerov” – Smolyan and participates in teams treating acute coronary syndromes on the territory of Plovdiv region. It offers basic and highly specialized courses in the field of cardiovascular diseases, including – Endovascular procedures.
Affiliation
1. Medical Simulation Training Center, MU-Plovdiv
2. Head of angiographic team at the Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment “Dr. Bratan Shukerov” – Smolyan

Chief Assistant
Dr. Georgi Amaliev, MD, PhD
д-р Георги Амалиев
+359888641846

Dr. Georgi Amaliev is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology since 2007, who has undergone numerous postgraduate trainings in Bulgaria and abroad in the field of ultrasound diagnostics, pathological pregnancy, fetal medicine, infertility and endoscopy. At the ISTC of MU-Plovdiv, Dr. Amaliev conducts simulation training courses in the field of ultrasound diagnostics and gynecological laparoscopy for students, postgraduates, trainee doctors and specialists.
Affiliation
1. Medical Simulation Training Center, MU-Plovdiv
2. USBALAG “SELENA” – gr. Plovdiv
3. AG CENTER “AMALIEVI”

Chief Assistant
Dr. Valentin Ivanov, MD, PhD
д-р Валентин Иванов
+359888244798

Chief Assist. Dr. Valentin Ivanov, MD, PhD is a specialist in the field of general surgery. He has undergone numerous trainings for postgraduate studies in Bulgaria and abroad. He is an editor in the peer-reviewed interdisciplinary medical journal of MU-Plovdiv – Folia Medica. His interests are related to breast surgery and laparoscopic minimally invasive operations. Dr. Ivanov is the creator of a utility model with an applied patent on “Realistic simulation model of the female breast, allowing biopsy and excision of non-palpable tumor formations under ultrasound control”. He gives basic and highly specialized courses in laparoscopic surgery for students, postgraduates, trainee doctors and specialists.
Affiliation
1. Medical Simulation Training Center, MU-Plovdiv
2. University Hospital “Kaspella” – Plovdiv

Assistant
Dr. Kostadin Ketev, MD, PhD
д-р Костадин Кетев
+359883368288

Dr. Kostadin Ketev, MD, PhD is a specialist in the field of pediatrics. He has undergone numerous trainings for postgraduate studies at home and abroad. In 2008, he started working as a clinical resident at the Pediatrics Clinic of the University Hospital “St. George” – EAD. Since 2014 he is part of the intensive care unit. He acquired a specialty in pediatrics in 2013, and in 2016 – a specialty in pediatric pneumology and phthisiatrics. In 2018 he has started working as an assistant at the Medical Simulation Training Center at MU-Plovdiv. Dr. Ketev is conducting research in the depth of effectiveness and training, preserving knowledge in the long term in a simulation environment, cyber-patient and in clinical environment.
It offers basic and specialized courses in emergency situations in pediatrics, as well as training basic procedural skills; such as lumbar puncture, intubation in childhood, cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The trainings are situated for both students, post-graduates and specialists.
Affiliation
1. Medical Simulation Training Center, MU-Plovdiv
2. Clinic of Pediatrics, University Hospital “St. George” – EAD, Sofia Plovdiv

Assistant
Dr. Nikola Boyanov, MD, PhD
+359885910350

Dr. Nikola Boyanov is a specialist in the field of gastroenterology. He has undergone numerous trainings for postgraduate studies in Bulgaria and abroad. Currently, he is the Head of the Department of Gastroenterology at the University Hospital “Pulmed” – Plovdiv. As a head researcher of VUP,
Together with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Trakia University in Stara Zagora Dr. Boyanov conducts a practical course in interventional gastroenterology on live pig models (ligation of varices; placement of esophagus prostheses). It offers basic and highly specialized courses in gastroenterology for students, postgraduates, trainee doctors and specialists.
Affiliation
1. Medical Simulation Training Center, MU-Plovdiv
2. Department of Gastroenterology at the University Hospital “Pulmed” – Sofia. Plovdiv

Part-time assistant
Dr. Krasimir Djinsov
+359877022744

Dr. Krasimir Djinsov is a cardiologist, Head of the Electrophysiology and Cardiostimulation Department at the Department of Invasive Cardiology at the University Hospital “St. George” – EAD, Sofia. Chairman of the Professional Association of Cardiostimulation and Electrophysiology in Bulgaria (SCEB). In his professional development he has undergone trainings at the National Cardiology Hospital and the University Hospital “St. Ekaterina” in Sofia, and in leading European centers in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Hungary, Slovakia and Croatia, where he has gained experience and knowledge in the field of electrophysiology and cardiostimulation. He holds an internationally recognized certificate for his competence in Electrophysiology, issued by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). He is a lecturer and part of the organizing committee of a number of national and international congresses and conferences. He conducts seminars and training courses in the field of cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiostimulation of students, general practitioners, postgraduates and cardiology specialists.
Affiliation
1. Medical Simulation Training Center, MU-Plovdiv
2. Clinic of Invasive Cardiology, University Hospital “St. George” – EAD, Sofia Plovdiv

Part-time assistant
Dr. Nikolay Mihaylov, MD, PhD
032 / 200 602

Dr. Nikolay Mihaylov has acquired a specialty in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery, as well as a postgraduate qualification in Endovascular Surgery. He has been working and specializing in London, UK. He is a member of BNSVESA and ESVS, representative of Bulgaria in ESVS for the period 2020-2023.He is a member of the Board of BNSVESA, Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital “Pulmed” – Plovdiv. He gives basic and specialized courses in Eudovascular surgery of peripheral arteries, venous pathology and patients on hemodialysis for students and postgraduates, trainee doctors and specialists.
Affiliation
1. Medical Simulation Training Center, MU-Plovdiv
2. The Department of Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital “Pulmed” – Sofia. Plovdiv

Part-time assistant
Dr. Vladimir Bozhilov
+359896683187

Dr. Vladimir Bozhilov is a specialist in emergency medicine at the Clinic of Clinical Toxicology at the University Hospital “St. George” – Plovdiv. Since 2017 he has been teaching Clinical Toxicology at the Faculty of Medicine – Second Department of Internal Medicine. He is registered with the General Medical Council – UK and is being certified by the Adult Advanced Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support courses. Provides basic and specialized courses for students, postgraduates, trainee doctors and specialists:
• ABCDE algorithm for recognition and management of critically ill patients;
• Basic Life Support;
• Associated with cardiac arrest rhythm disturbances and emergency conditions;
• Medical manipulations – placement of nasogastric probes, urethral catheterization, peripheral venous sources, etc.
Affiliation
1. Medical Simulation Training Center, MU-Plovdiv
2. Clinic of Clinical Toxicology, University Hospital “St. George” – Plovdiv

Part-time assistant
Dr. Stefan Grancharov
Д-р Стефан Грънчаров
+359879345122

Dr. Stefan Grancharov is a resident in gastroenterology and a full-time PhD student at the Second Department of Internal Diseases at the Medical Faculty at MU-Plovdiv. He is currently working at the University Hospital “Eurohospital” – Sofia, Plovdiv. It offers basic and specialized courses in Bulgarian and English in abdominal ultrasonography and esophagogastroduodenoscopy for students, postgraduates, trainee doctors and specialists.
Affiliation
1. Medical Simulation Training Center, MU-Plovdiv
2. University Hospital “Eurohospital” – Sofia Plovdiv

Inspector
Stefan Tenishev
0877 145 565

Scientific equipment maintenance
Minko Stefanov
инж. Минко Стефанов
0882 949822

Technical Assistant
eng. Miroslav Nikolov
инж. Мирослав Николов
‎032 / 200 602

Technical Assistant
Ilia Yurukov
И. Юруков