The Assembly of Academicians elected as the corresponding member of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in the field of Medical Sciences the head of the Department of Emergency of the Medical University – Sofia, Prof. Dr. Assen Gudev, MD.
Prof. Gudev is currently President of the Union of Medical Specialists in Bulgaria. Previously, he headed the Society of Cardiologists in Bulgaria. Since 2004, Prof. Gudev has been the Head of the Cardiology Clinic at the University Hospital “Queen Joanna – ISUL”, and since 2005 – Head of the Clinical Emergency Center, Sofia.
His research interests are related to lipid metabolism disorders, preventive cardiology, free-radical processes in medicine, vascular adhesive molecules, and acute coronary syndrome.
His scientific contributions are related to cardiology: diagnosis, treatment and prevention of atherosclerotic, cardiovascular diseases, study of the immune mechanisms of atherosclerosis and oxidative stress. He has 163 scientific papers, 1966 citations and h-index – 12.