After a competition, pursuant to Art.62, para 4 of LME, and Art. 14 and Art. 16 of Regulations N: 9/26.06.2000 on the conditions and procedures for conducting competitions to award the management of medical establishments, opened by Order N: RD-16-56/24.03.2016 of the Minister of Health and Contract N: RD-16-101/26.04.2016 for awarding the management of the medical establishment - EAD Multi-Profile Hospital for Active Treatment "St. Marina", in the city of Varna - Prof. Dr. Valentin Lyubomirov Ignatov, DSc, is appointed the new CEO of Saint Marina University Hospital - Varna.
Prof. Dr. Valentin Ignatov was born in 1958, in Varna. In 1986 he graduated in Medicine and in 2011 - Health Management from Medical University - Varna. In 1995 he acquired Surgery specialty. He has been the head of First Surgery Clinic since 2006 and a Professor at the Department of General and Operative Surgery at MU-Varna since 2013. He was appointed Director of Therapeutic and Diagnostic Activities at St. Marina Hospital -Varna in 2013.
His scientific activity is presented in 321 scientific articles, reports and announcements, published in Bulgaria and abroad. Co-author of a number of monographs and textbooks. He has more than 250 participations with reports at international and national congresses and conferences.
Prof. Ignatov chairs the Association of University Hospitals in Bulgaria.