All news 07.07.2018



The festive ceremony of the awards was held at The View Restaurant in Sofia and attended by more than 450 physicians in medicine, public figures and business representatives

Over 40 doctors from Acibadem City Clinic were awarded during The Doctors we Believe In initiative. Recognition is extremely valuable for physicians, as their nominations are a sign of gratitude for their work and professionalism by satisfied patients.

This is an initiative launched by the 24 Hours Newspaper, and it is carried out for the seventh consecutive year, with the purpose of discovering and popularizing the Bulgarian health professionals who are the best, the most responsible and dedicated to their profession specialists.


The awarded doctors from the Cardio-Vascular Center are:

Prof. Dr. Ivo Petrov, MD: Medical Director at Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center and the Head of the Cardiology and Angiology Dept.

Prof. Lachezar Grozdinski, DMSc: Head at the Department of Angiology and Phlebology at Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center

Prof. Lazar Angelkov: a leading European electrophysiologist, highly qualified in the field of electrophysiology and cardiac stimulation

Assoc. Prof. Yana Simova: Head at the Department of Cardiology

Dr. Stefan Stefanov, MD: Head at the Department of Vascular Surgery

Prof. Naidenka Zlatareva: Head at the Cardiac Intensive Department

Assoc. Prof. Lachezar Penev: Head at the Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Prof. Miroslava Kadurina: dermatologist, Professor at Marconi University in Rome, Italy.

Prof. Evgeni Astrukov: Head at the Sector of General Surgery

Dr. Emilia Doncheva: Specialist in Hygiene of Nutrition; Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev opened the award ceremony with the following words: “These awards are a stimulus for physicians to move forward, and improve their qualification for the benefit of Bulgarian patients”.

This year, for the first time, the most innovative hospitals in the sector were also awarded. Thanks to the investment in the development of its specialists and the purchase of the state-of-the-art equipment, Acibadem City Clinic received the special prize, and it is well-deserved. Mr. Andrei Markov, the Executive Director of the Cardiovascular Center, received the award on behalf of the entire group of medical institutions. "We are here to support physicians in Bulgaria because they need to feel confident about what they are doing", Mr. Markov said.

The “Doctors We Trust in” Initiative has been carried out since 2010. Each year, physicians who have been nominated 24/7 by the newspaper’s readers are included in a summary report presenting their professional experience and specializations.