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Mirjana Kochova, MD, PhD

Pediatric Endocrinology, Medical Genetics

2014
Leonaro da Vinci Programme on Pediatric Curriculum Specialization, London

1996
Subspecialist in Pediatric Endocrinology
Faculty of Medicine – Skopje

1993/1994
Visiting Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh, USA

1993
One-month Finnish Scholarship for training in pediatric diabetes

1991/1992
Fulbright Scholarship in Endocrine Genetics
Pittsburgh PA, USA

1987
Doctor’s degree
Faculty of Medicine – Skopje

1987
Master’s degree in Medical Genetics
Faculty of Medicine – Belgrade

1983/1984
Fulbright Scholarship in Genetics
NY State University, Buffalo, USA

1980
Specialization in Pediatrics
Faculty of Medicine – Skopje

2020 –
Acibadem Sistina Hospital, Department of Pediatrics

1995-2018
Head of Department of Endocrinology and Genetics with Genetic Laboratory

2006-2007
University Clinic for Children’s Diseases
Director

1996-1999
University Clinic for Children’s Diseases
Director

1980-1994
University Clinic for Children’s Diseases
Specialist in Pediatrics

1975-1980
University Clinic for Children’s Diseases
Resident Doctor

1989 – 1991
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics – University in Skopje

1991 – 1994
Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

1995 – 1999
Associate Professor in Pediatrics and Genetics – University in Skopje

1999
Professor in Pediatrics and Genetics – University in Skopje
Head of postgraduate studies in Genetics

2005 – 2007
Head of Department in Pediatrics

2007 – 2012
Head of Department in Human Genetics

2012 –
Professor of doctoral studies at the Faculty of Medicine and at the University in Skopje

Associations:
Macedonian Medical Association
Macedonian Medical Chamber (Chairman of the Ethics Committee, Member of the Operational Team 2004-2012)
Association of Pediatricians of Macedonia (President 1997-2000)
International Society of Pediatric Endocrinology and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD)
European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)
Endocrinology Society (ENDO)
International Society of Neonatal Screening (ISNS)
Hvidore Study Group Childhood and Adolescent Diabetes
Balkan Society of Medical Genetics
Macedonian Society of Human Genetics (Vice President in one term)

Boards and Committees:
Diabetes Commission at the Ministry of Health (2016-2018)
Rare Disease Committee at the Ministry of Health 2010-2018 (President 2010-2013)
Commission for medical treatment abroad at the Ministry of Health (Chairman in one term)
Self-Evaluation Commission of the Faculty of Medicine (President)
Accreditation Commission of the University Clinic for Children’s Diseases
(President)
Iodine Deficiency Committee in Macedonia (Member)
Healthcare Transition Committee (prepared several chapters in the White Paper)
Healthcare Transition Committee (Member)
Continuing Medical Education Advisory Committee for doctors in the primary practice
Many advisory committees and commissions at the Ministry of Health for organization of the healthcare system (long-term member)
Supervision teams for secondary healthcare institutions supervision (President)

Books: Diabetes Mellitus in Children, Medical Genetics, Disorders of Sexual Differentiation in Children

9 chapters in many books
Over 115 PubMed papers (list enclosed)
Many papers and abstracts in congress and pediatric school collections (over 500)

Research Projects
Clinical Studies/Educational Projects/Other
Treatment of children with diabetes with insulin degludec
Treatment of children with diabetes with insulin aspartate
Treatment of children with diabetes with long acting insulin analogue Glargine
Treatment of children with diabetes with combination Glargin/Aspartate
Treatment with growth hormone of girls with Turner syndrome
Treatment with growth hormone of children born small for gestational age
Treatment with weekly growth hormone of children with GH deficiency
Tempus project for Molecular biology (interdisciplinary)
Microchimerism in transplanted individuals

Endocrinology
EURODIAB study-international
Remission phase in childhood diabetes mellitus-International Hvidoere Study Group
Quality of life in children with diabetes mellitus-International Hvidoere Study Group
Centre differences-Metabolic control in children and adolescents with diabetes mellitus-International Hvidoere Study Group
Thyroid screening in Macedonia-Macedonian
PCOS in pediatric population-Macedonian
Immunology of Diabetes mellitus-International
Correlation of body mass index and insulinemia in obese children-Macedonian
Effects of birth weight and gestational age on the metabolic parameters in young obese children-Macedonian

Endocrinology & Genetics
SRY Gene in disorders of sexual differentiation-Macedonian
DIAMOND Project (IDDM incidence and HLA molecular typing around the world)-International
Epidemiology and genetics of childhood diabetes-International
Epidemiology, genetics and prenatal diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia-Macedonian

Genetics
Trisomy 21 in Macedonia-epidemiology
Association of acrocentric chromosomes
Chromosome changes in leukemias
Chromosomes changes in malignant effusions
SRY gene and gonadal malignancies
Genetics of Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Mentorships
Postgraduate Theses: 10
Doctor’s degrees: 12

English – fluency
Serbian – fluency
French – intermediate language skills
Italian – current language training