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Assoc. prof. Maria Panchovska

  • 1986MD graduate degree from the Higher Medical Institute - Plovdiv
  • Since 1988Lecturer at the Department of Propedeutics of Internal Diseases, Medical University - Plovdiv
  • 1990Completed higher specialist training in Internal Diseases
  • 1994Completed higher specialist training in Rheumatology
  • 2001PhD academic degree. Doctorate: Clinical, genetic and immunological studies in Sjogren's syndrome.
  • 2004Academic rank of Associate Professor
  • 2012Academic rank of Professor
  • 2013Master’s degree in Health Management
  • Founder and manager of the only dispensary for patients with Sjogren's syndrome in Bulgaria
  • Author and co-author of 180 scientific articles, published in Bulgaria and abroad, 65 reports and case reports presented at national and international scientific forums, 4 monographs, 12 textbooks, handbooks and training aids
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Rheumatology
  • Member of the State Examination Board for the specialty of Rheumatology
  • Member of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
  • Member of Bulgarian Scientific Society of Rheumatology
  • Member of Bulgarian Scientific Society of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis
  • Member of Association of Rheumatologists in Russia

Scientific interests: Systemic connective tissue diseases, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy and rheumatic diseases & fibromyalgia syndrome.


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