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Corresponding member prof. Christina Nikolova Grupcheva MD, PhD, DSc, FEBO, FICO(Hon), FBCLA, FIACLE

Катедра: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Телефон: 052/634 901



Prof CN Grupcheva graduated as a medical doctor at Medical University of Varna, and following specialized training became a specialist in ophthalmology in 1996. She continued her studies with short fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and Dundee University, UK. In 2000 she relocated to New Zealand as a Senior Research Fellow at Auckland University and Corneal Fellow at Auckland State Hospital for three years. During that period she completed a PhD with high commendations and Best Doctorial Thesis Prize of Auckland University for 2002.  On return to Varna she was appointed as Associated Director of Specialized Eye Hospital Varna and shortly after as Associated Professor at Medical University of Varna. In 2007 she was invited to complete a DSc and in 2010 was elected a full National Professor in Ophthalmology. Currently, she is the Head of “Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science”. Recently she took a position of Vice Rector at Medical University, Varna, and her main priorities are innovations and translational medicine.

 Prof Grupcheva’s clinical and research interests and expertise are related to cornea, anterior segment, tear film, in vivo confocal microscopy, contact lenses and complex anterior segment surgery. She actively participates as editor in American Academy of Ophthalmology textbooks revision and is reviewer for several prestigious journals. Professor Grupcheva teaches at all graduate and postgraduate levels and currently supervises 5 PhD students and 12 residents in ophthalmology. She has many high commendations graduates at different levels. She regularly presents at national and international meetings on subjects of her expertise, mainly as an invited lecturer.


Prof Grupcheva has published more than 140 scientific papers and 14 ophthalmology books. She has an impact factor over 60 and more than 900 citations over the last 15 years.


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Prof CN Grupcheva is a member of number of Bulgarian, European and International learned societies. She is a faculty of Vision Care Academy since 2004. Prof Grupcheva is a representative of Bulgaria in EBO and also currently is a Chairperson of Education Committee of the European Board of Ophthalmology.