Managing Director - Academician Dr. Zan Mitrev
Dr. Zan Mitrev is a cardiovascular surgeon, founder of the first cardiosurgery in the Republic of Macedonia and the most modern hospital Zan Mitrev Clinic, founder and president of the Macedonian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery.
He was born in Stip, on January 11, 1961, and ever since he was a student in primary education he was attracted by natural sciences, and this love was strengthened during the high school education in his native town. After the graduation at the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje, he continued his education, he specialized in surgery in Zagreb, and cardiosurgery in Germany. In 2000 he performed the first bypass surgery of open heart in the Republic of Macedonia, whereby his Special Hospital for Surgical Diseases in Skopje officially started to operate.
Dr. Mitrev is internationally recognized and respected expert in the field of cardiovascular surgery with a particular interest in the surgical techniques in the field of ischemic heart disease, reconstructive valve surgery, surgery of large blood vessels, vascular surgery, as well as surgery of congenital heart defects. With more than 15.000 surgeries during his career, he is part of the group of rare cardiac surgeons in Europe. He is the only Macedonian so far, who performed the first heart transplantation in Germany in 1997.
He is a member of numerous national and international organizations, some of which include the European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, the European Society for Artificial Organs.
He is the winner of many prestigious awards and acknowledgments from national and international organizations, one of which is the award for best case “Coronary artery bypass grafting in awake settings”, awarded at a congress for cardiothoracic technology in Miami, Florida. He is the winner of a certificate for development of cardiosurgery in the Balkans from the board of the Balkan cardiosurgery, and for his humanity he won a statue “Mother Teresa”, the highest award for humanity in the country. The EUROPE BUSINESS ASSEMBLY and the Socrates Committee awarded Dr. Mitrev the prestigious international award “Best Health Manager and Best Hospital”.
As a recognized expert in medicine, he participates in numerous scientific and professional gatherings worldwide, and he is the organizer of numerous workshops and symposia. He has participated in dozens of scientific projects, and he has developed innovative techniques. One of them, the surgical technique of the aortic root with aortic valve replacement and related technologies, was patented in the United States in 2008.
He is the author and co-author of more than hundreds of articles and publications in the field of medicine, and he confirms his contribution in science by publishing a collection of cases from the everyday practice summarized in the book “Cardiovascular Solutions”.
Dr. Mitrev and his team are pioneers in the field of gangrene treatment, by setting a unique multi-clinical and therapeutic approach with an application of ozone therapy. He is a great humanist, supporter of sports, healthy nutrition and healthy lifestyle.