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Acad. Ivan Milanov

Acad. Ivan G. Milanov graduated as MD in the School of Medicine, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria in 1981. He was board certified in neurology in 1986 and in social medicine and healthcare management in 2005. He trained movement Disorders in Kansas City University and headache in Pavia University, Italy. He got Ph.D. degree and D.Sc. degree in the Medical University of Sofia. His experience is in clinical practice, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, pain, headache, clinical electromyography, and acupuncture.

He started his career as an assistant professor in the Medical University of Sofia, Department Neurology and now is full time professor and director of the University Neurological Hospital “St. Naum”. In 2004-2008 he was Vice-Rector of the Medical University of Sofia. In 2010 he was Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health. In 2015 he was elected for Academician of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Currently he is President of the Bulgarian Neurological Society, Bulgarian Movement Disorders and Multiple Sclerosis Society, Bulgarian Headache and Pain Society and Bulgarian Society of Clinical Electromyography. Vice President of the Bulgarian Association of Neuroprotection and Neurodegeneration. He was Member of the Board and treasurer of European Headache Federation (EHF).

He is editor of “Movement Disorders” (Bulgaria), “Cephalgia” (Bulgaria) and “Bulgarian Neurology”. Member of the editorial board of “Journal of Clinical Medicine”, “Medial Practice” (Bulgaria), “Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation” (Bulgaria), “Rehabilitation Medicine and Quality of Life” (Bulgaria) and “Neurorehabilitation” (Bulgaria). His scientific interests are mainly in the field of movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, headache, pain, and clinical electromyography.

Acad. Milanov has over 550 scientific publications, most of them abroad. The publications have over 2500 citations. He is author of more than 60 monographies and neurological books. He has scientific collaboration with Pavia University and Kansas University.

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