Prof. ASIM KURJAK, MD, PhD
Professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Medical School Universities of Zagreb (Croatia) and Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Professor Emeritus at University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. President of International Academy of Perinatal Medicine.
EDUCATION: in 1966 MD degree at the University of Zagreb; from 1971-1972 as a British scholar, research assistant at the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of London; in 1974 specialist in obstetrics and gynecology; in 1977 PhD degree.
PRESENT POSITION: professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Medical School Universities of Zagreb (Croatia) and Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Professor Emeritus at University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. President of International Academy of Perinatal Medicine.
Papers: published 1280 papers; his papers have been cited more than 13.000 times, with h-indeks 62 (data from Google Scholar).
Books (written or edited): 121 (in English, Croatian, Italian, Japanese, German, Spanish, Portugese and Polish)
AWARDS, HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS: National Prize for Young Scientists (1971); Croatian national award “Rudjer Boskovic” for scientific work (1985); “Josip Juraj Strossmayer” Prize of Academy of Science and Arts of the Republic of Croatia for the scientific book (1990); The Prize of Academy of Science and Art of the Republic of Croatia for the achievements in medical science (1994); Prize “Europski krug” given by European Movement – Croatia (1996), Prize “William Liley” for the best scientific paper from fetal diagnostics and therapy (1998); “Maternity Prize” given by European Association of Perinatal Medicine (2000), and Presidential decoration “The Order of the Croatian Starr with the Effigy of Rudjer Boskovic” (2001); “Pavao Culumovic” Prize of Croatian Medical Association (2003), Erich Saling Perinatal Prize (2011), Lifetime Achievement Award from International Academy of Perinatal Medicine (2015).
He is a regular member of European Academy of Sciences and Art, International Academy for Human Reproduction, Italian Academy of Science and Art of Reggio Puglia, Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia; honorary member of American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology; foreign member of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences; Regular Fellow of Russian Academy of Science; member of Academy of Science and Art of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Presently, he is Past President of World Association of Perinatal Medicine; coordinator of Educational Committee of World Association of Perinatal Medicine; President of International Academy of Perinatal Medicine and Fellow of World Academy of Art and Science; founder and director of Ian Donald Inter-University School of Medical Ultrasound.
Editor-in-chief of Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
He has been awarded doctor honoris causa from University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain; Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary; University of Athens, Greece; Carol Davila University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania; University of The Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay; Siberian State University, Tomsk, Russia; University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ott Scientific Research University of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St Petersburg; Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow and Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology, Moscow; University of Tirana, Albania; University of Khartoum, Sudan.
He is honorary member of 15 international societies. Member of Editorial board or editor in chief of several international journals.