ASSOC. PROF. ANDREIA PROKOPIEV ANDREEV, MD, PhD, FICA

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Born in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, after high school graduation Mr. Andreev went to the Medical Faculty in Sofia and 6 years later got his MD diploma.

Following a complete course of general surgery at the Military Medical Academy (MMA) in Sofia, in 1970 he became a certified surgeon and regular staff member of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery clinic in MMA.

In 1977 he presented a Ph.D. thesis and was appointed as a Head of Vascular surgery department at the same clinic.

From 1987 Mr. Andreev left the MMA after being elected as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Medical Faculty of the Thracian University in Stara Zagora. Later on he was elected as a Head of Vascular surgery clinic at the University Hospital in Stara Zagora and Head of the Chair of Special surgery at the Medical Faculty of the Thracian University. From 01.01.2005 Mr. Andreev returns to MMA as a consulting vascular surgeon and main coordinator of the clinical vascular center at MMA.

Mr. Andreev has founded the vascular surgical department in Stara Zagora where four qualified vascular surgeons continue their practice. For the last 16 years he has been University Lecturer of Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery and Angiology at the Medical Faculty in Stara Zagora.

Mr. Andreev has 35 years experience in surgery acquiring three surgical specialties: General surgery, Military surgery and Vascular surgery. He has worked in the field of Thoracic and Cardiac surgery for years but in the last 20 years accentuated mostly on Vascular surgery and Angiology. Mr. Andreev has gained a profound experience in operations on the aorta and arteries, vascular emergencies, vascular grafts' development and application, vascular trauma, vascular access surgery, phlebosurgery etc. He is familiar also with diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in the field of Angiology. Under his supervision a new vascular graft and a modified valvulotome have been developed and implemented in Bulgaria.

Mr. Andreev has 128 scientific publications, some of which reported to International Meetings or published in International Journals. His papers are in the scope of diagnostics, surgical and non-surgical treatment of vascular diseases, reports on experimental studies or vascular trauma. Mr. Andreev is the Chief-Editor and Principal Author of the book "Vascular Diseases" (1998, Sofia, 310p.).

From 1988 till now Mr. Andreev has been a member of European Society of Vascular Surgery (ESVS) and has taken part in all meetings of the society, incl. in Dublin (2003) and Innsbruck (2004). From 2003 Mr. Andreev has been approved as Councilor (board's member) of the ESVS. He has participated to the "Frank Veith Symposium" in New York (1990); the National Vascular meetings in Romania (Kluj) and Turkey (Urgup) in 1992; the "Charing Cross hospital" meetings in London (1993,2003,2004,2005); the International Congress of Phlebology in Corfu (Greece-1996); the Mediterranean Congress of Angiology and Vascular Surgery in Cyprus (1996); the EUROCHAP'99 in Rodos (Greece); the World Congresses of International College of Angiology (ICA) in San Diego (2000), Berlin (2001) and New York (2002), where his report won a special reward; the World Congresses of the International Union of Angiology (IUA) in London (1995), New York (2002) and Rome (2004), where he was elected as Member of the IUA Administrative Board; to all vascular meetings in Bulgaria etc. In 1991 he was Chairman of the "First Bulgarian Symposium of Vascular Surgery and Angiology" in Sofia and in 2003, in Sofia again, he was chairman of the "First Bulgarian Vascular-Endovascular Meeting" with wide international participation. Mr. Andreev has been elected as a Honorary Member of the Angiological Society of Romania in 1991, as a Fellow of the American College of Angiology in 1993, as a Secretary General of the Balkan Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery in 1995, as a Vice President of the Bulgarian Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, as an Editor in Chief of the Bulgarian journals "Angiology & Vascular Surgery" and "Vascular Diseases", consequently. From March 2002 Mr. Andreev has been elected as a President of the Bulgarian Association of Vascular Surgeons (BAVS, see www.bavs-bg.org), and Editor-in-Chief of the "Vascular Diseases" Journal. From August 2002 he has become a member of the Editorial Board of the "International Journal of Angiology" and Vice-President of the ICA (New York).

Mr. Andreev is still working hard and has special interest in the field of Vascular surgery and Angiology, Phlebology, Vascular Malformations, Vascular trauma, etc.

Mr. Andreev is married and has 3 children. He is physically fit, wares spectacles. Languages: English, Russian. Hobbies: tennis, swimming.

Correspondence:

Home: 55A, Neofit Rilski str.; Sofia 1000. Tel/Fax: +359 2 981 1854;
Office: Sofia 1606; 3, G. Sofiiski blvd; Military Medical Academy, Vascular Surgery Clinic;
Mobile: +359 888 343 358; E-mail: andreev@internet-bg.net