I trained as a surgeon & scientist and worked in clinical medicine and research at university & private hospitals for several years. I earned University Degree with professional doctorate in human medicine, M.D., postgraduate degree in biomedical sciences, M.Sc. and the research doctorate in clinical medical sciences, DSc./PhD., at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, as well as the postgraduate degree with certificate in Health Care Management, HCM at the Philips University of Marburg, Germany.
I have over 25 years of experience in surgical practice, academia and medical device industry. Broad competence in surgical research, patient safety, Evidence-based Medicine, Health economics & Health Technology Assessment. Experienced in working with European governmental & scientific institutions such as NICE, UK and HAS, France, in fields of patient safety, clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of medical devices.
Proven leader in health care business and research. Awarded with the Johnson & Johnson Gold Encore Award (2019), the Johnson & Johnson Leadership Award (2017), the Johnson & Johnson Gold Encore Award (2012) and the Johnson & Johnson Global Standards of Leadership Award (2007) in recognition for exceptional leadership behaviors and business results as well as with the University of Zagreb Rector`s award (1988) for exceptional scientific contribution.