ABOUT Prof. Emeritus Dr. Katica Zafirovska

specialist internist - nephrologist

Prof. Emeritus Dr. Katica Zafirovska, specialist-internist, subspecialist – nephrologist, hypertension specialist, born on December 22, 1946 in Probistip, R. Macedonia. Dr. Katica Zafirovska has been working as a consultant at PHI “Internal Medicine Center SRCE” since 2013.

Work experience and education:

Education:

Subspecialization – 1992 Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, subspecialization in Nephrology

Doctoral studies – 1981 Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, thesis: “Bipolar Analysis of the Arterial

Hypertension Through Programmed Functional Assessment of the Kidneys “

Specialization – 1976 Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, Specialization in Internal Medicine

Postgraduate studies – 1977 Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, topic: “Changes in Tubular Water Transport in Secondary Tubulopathies”

Higher education – 1970 Faculty of Medicine, Skopje

Secondary education – “Josip Broz Tito” high school

Work experience:

Clinic for internal diseases, Skopje, 1971 – 1974, Doctor

Clinic for internal diseases, Skopje, 1974 – 1978, Specialist, doctor

Nephrology Clinic, Skopje, 1978 – 1978, Specialist, doctor

Nephrology Clinic, Skopje, 1978 – 1997, Head of the Department for functional-structural assessment of the kidneys

Clinical Center – Skopje, Clinic for Nephrology, Skopje, 1997 – 1999, Director of the Nephrology Clinic

Clinical Center – Skopje, Clinic for Nephrology, Skopje, 1999 – 2002, Head of the Department for functional-structural assessment of the kidneys

Clinical Center – Skopje, Clinic for Nephrology, Skopje, 2002 – 2006, Director of the Nephrology Clinic

Clinical Center – Skopje, Clinic for Nephrology, Skopje, 2006 – 2008, Head of the Department for functional assessment and hypertension with an outpatient clinic

Nephrology Clinic, Skopje, 2008 – 2012, Head of the Department for functional assessment and hypertension with an outpatient clinic

Promedica Medical Center, Skopje, 2012 – 2013, Consultant – subspecialist nephrologist, hypertension specialist

EURM – Faculty of Dentistry, Skopje, 2013 – 2017, Visiting professor in Internal Medicine

Internal medicine center Srce, Skopje, 2013 – today, Consultant – subspecialist nephrologist, hypertension specialist

Experience with undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies:

Undergraduate studies:

Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, 1974 – 1978, Junior Assistant in Internal Medicine

Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, 1978 – 1981, Senior Assistant in Internal Medicine

Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, 1981 – 1987, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, 1987 – 1992, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, 1992 – 2012, Full professor of Internal Medicine

Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, 2006 – 2012, Professor of the subject Basics of scientific work

EURM – Faculty of Dentistry, Skopje, 2013 – 2017, Visiting professor in Internal Medicine

Three-year professional studies for senior medical technicians, special educators, physiotherapists and X-ray technologists:

Medical Faculty – dispersed studies Faculty “Goce Dekchev” – Stip Skopje 2007 – 2008 Professor of Basics of scientific work

Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, 2006 – 2012, Professor of Basics of scientific work

Postgraduate studies, Master’s degree:

Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, 1995 – 2012, Professor of the subject Fundamentals of the methodology of scientific work

Doctoral studies:

Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, 2010 – 2014, Principle of Principles of Good Clinical Practice

Faculty of Medicine – doctoral studies, Skopje, 2010 – 2014, Professor of the subject Application of scientific projects

Managerial and other functions (in and out of professional work):

Nephrology Clinic, Skopje, 1978 – 1997, 1999 – 2002, Head of the Department for functional-structural assessment of the kidneys

Nephrology Clinic, Skopje, 1997 – 1999, 2002 – 2006, Director of the Nephrology Clinic

The Clinical Center – Skopje, Skopje, 1997 – 1999, Assistant Director for Professional Affairs

Macedonian Medical Association, Skopje, 1993 – 1997, Chairman – Committee on Expert Affairs

Macedonian Medical Association, Skopje, 1998 – 2000, Chairman – Commission on Human Rights

The Medical Chamber of Macedonia, Skopje, 1998 – 2002, Chairman – Committee on Professional Issues and Continuing Medical Education

Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, 1989 – 1995, President – Board for Postgraduate Studies (Master) – 3 terms

Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, 2006 – 2012, Head – Department of the subject Basics of scientific work

The Medical Chamber of Macedonia, Skopje, 2006 – 2012, Editor-in-Chief of “Vox medici” – a bulletin of the Medical Chamber

Macedonian Hypertension Association, Skopje, 2002 – 2016, President

Professional visits and specializations:

1978 Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK – Dialysis and Transplant Education

1984 Guy’s Hospital and Charring Cross Hospital Research Center, London, UK – Hypertension Research Education

1997 Barcelona, Lisbon and Sofia – WHO Fellowship – CINDI Program – Community level hypertension control program

Professional and research interest:

Main fields: Nephrology / Hypertension

Educational processes: principles and practice

Evidence-based medicine

Special interest: Hypertension in pregnancy

Risk factors for hypertension

Hormones and kidney

Implementation of MZD guidelines Membership in national and international associations:

2001 – today Macedonian Association for Hypertension, founder and president until 2015.

2008 – 2012 Medical Chamber of R. Macedonia, editor-in-chief of the newspaper of the Medical Chamber “Vox medici”

1998 – 2001 Macedonian Medical Association, President of the Human Rights Committee

1996 – 2012 International Society of Nephrology – ISN, member

1980 – today Macedonian Association for Nephrology, member

1992 – today Macedonian Association for Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs, member, President of the Assembly until 2001

1993 – 2012 Macedonian Medical Association, member, member Board of Directors from 1993 to 2002, President of the Committee for Continuous Medical Association from 1993 to 1997

1993 – 2002 European Renal Association (ERA / EDTA), member

1994 – 2000 National Committee for the Promotion of Gender Equality, Chairman of the Work Group on Women’s Health

1995 – 2000 Medical Chamber of R. Macedonia, President of the Technical Committee

Major awards and recognitions:

1975 First prize for best work / presentation as co-author of “Diagnostic Algorithms”, XIX Yugoslav ETAN Conference, 1975

1992 Recognition “March 8”, for successful work on the goals of the Women’s Organization of R. Macedonia

1994 Plaque – for significant contribution to the realization of the goals and tasks of the Association of Physicians of Macedonia (1993)

Charter “Dr. Trifun Panovski” of the Macedonian Medical Association (1999) (highest recognition from the Macedonian Medical Association)

“Bruno Watschinger Prize” for best poster presentation (co-author): Decreased Nitric Oxide in Essential Hypertension – Is It Due to Predominant Vasoconstriction? “, Linz, Austria, 2000

2014 Selected for Outstanding Doctor by the Medical Forum of Southeast Europe

Other interests and hobbies:

  • protection of the planet, especially protection of stray animals
  • art admirer - especially music and painting
  • nourishing and arranging flowers
  • cooking and entertaining relatives and friends
  • mineral collector