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History and Facts

The Department of Pediatrics was established in March 1963. It deployed the first specialized pediatric clinics outside the capital and the first children's ICU in northeastern Bulgaria.
The present clinical structure was formed in 2010 and it includes two clinics: Multi-profile Specialized Children's Clinic with children's ICU, Neurology and Neonatology and Specialized Children's Clinic for Clinical Hematology and Oncology. Today these pediatric clinics are an integral part of the Department of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics and they are incorporated in the structure of "St. Marina" University Hospital - Varna, with direction "Pediatrics", headed by Prof. Dr. Violeta Yotova.
In 2000 the Training and Research Sector of Medical Genetics was established at the Department and it was renamed to Department of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics.

Heads of the Department of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics:

•          Prof. Dr. Stefan Dimitrov (1963 – 1977);

•          Assoc. Prof. Dr. Indrzhishka Krasteva (1977 – 1991);

•          Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emil Dyankov (1991 – 1995);

•          Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stanka Kertikova-Marincheva (1995 – 2000);

•          Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivan Galabov (2000 – 2012);

•          Present head is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Valeriya Kaleva.