Acad. Prof. Lachezar Traykov, MD, D.Sc.

Acad. Prof. Latchezar Traykov, MD, D.Sc.

Rector, Medical University – Sofia, Bulgaria

Professor of Neurology, 

Academician of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 

Rector of the Medical University – Sofia

Head of the Department of Neurology, MU-Sofia 

Clinic of Neurology, University Hospital “Alexandrovska”.

Foreign languages: French, English, Russian

TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

1977-1983    Diploma of Higher Education , Medical Academy, Medical Faculty, HMI Sofia, Bulgaria

  • 1988-1991 Dissertation for obtaining the degree “Candidate of Medical Sciences ” Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria. (protected 31.01.1991).
  • Diploma in neurology , Medical Academy, HMI – Sofia, Bulgaria. (01.06.1991) 
  • Diploma in Management in Research , Faculty of Medicine, Cochin Port-Royal, Rene Descartes University, Paris V, France. 
  • (Diplôme d’Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches , Faculté de Médecine Cochin Port-Royal, Université René Descartes, Paris-V, France) (protected 07.12.1999).
  • Qualification for Professor of Neuroscience by the National Council of Universities, France. (06.02.2002) (DV № 151 of 30.06.2002)
  • Associate Professor of Neurology, MHAT “Alexandrovska”, MU-Sofia.
  • 2003     Certificate for postgraduate training in “Health Management”, PHC, Medical University, Sofia. 
  • 2005 Dissertation for obtaining the degree “Doctor of Medical Sciences ” Medical University, Sofia. (protected 14.04.2005).
  • 2004/2005     Associate Professor of Neurology , University of Paris-XII, France
  • 2007 Professor of Neurology, Medical University, Alexandrovska Hospital, Sofia. (Certificate № 24378 dated 02.07.2007)    
  • 2008     Certificate of professional qualification in “Clinical Neuropsychology”, MU-Sofia. (Certificate PC № 1422 dated 05.02.2008) 
  • 2013 Diploma for Higher Education at the educational qualification degree “Master” in “Public Health and Health Management” Faculty of Public Health, MU-Sofia. (№ 029718 dated 20.05.2013)
  • 2014 Corresponding Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (December 20, 2014     )
  • 2018 Academician of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (December 20, 2018     )

POSITIONS HELD

Neurologist, resident. Neurological Department, Regional Hospital, Srednogorie.

1988-1991 Postgraduate student in neurology. Medical Academy, HMI Sofia.

1991-2001 Senior Assistant, II Neurological Department, DUBNP – IV km, Sofia

1993 INSERM Unité 324 “Normal and pathological aging” (“Vieillissement normal et pathologique”), Funded by INSERM and EEC Human Capital and Mobility Program. Paris, France. 

1994 -1995 Service Hospitalier Frédérique Joliot, Orsay, Funded by the Commissariat d’Energie Atomique de France, Paris, France. 

1996-2000 INSERM, Unité 324 “Normal and pathological aging” (“Vieillissement 

normal et pathologique ”), Funded by the France Alzheimer Foundation and INSERM Paris, France.

2003-2007 Associate Professor, Clinic of Neurology, MHAT “Alexandrovska”, Sofia.

2004-2005 Associate Professor of Neurology, Henri Mondor University Hospital, Paris, France. 

2007-2009 Professor, Head of Department, Clinic of Neurology, MHAT “Alexandrovska”, Sofia.

2008-2012 Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medicine, MU-Sofia, Bulgaria.

2008- Head of the Department of Neurology. Faculty of Medicine, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2009-2013 Executive Director, University Hospital “Alexandrovska”, Sofia.

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY

Management of international research projects – 14.

Participation in international research projects – 9.

Management of research projects of national importance – 27. 

PUBLICATIONS

h Index 26 RG score 38.44       

Scientific papers / publications    

Total number of works – 701

Publications – 339

Participation in congresses – 362

From the publications:

Publications in international journals – 78

Publications in Bulgarian magazines – 162

Participation in international monographs and textbooks – 19

Participation in Bulgarian monographs and textbooks – 80

Management of doctoral students: 3 habilitated (associate professors) + 1 professor.

13 defended, 3 in preparation, 4 before defense

AWARDS

1990 International University Center Scholarship Award , III International

Brain Workshop “Neurodevelopment, aging and cognition”, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia

1992         Award for the best scientific development of the Stroke Prevention Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria,

American Academy of Neurology Foreign Scholarship Award , 46 Annual Meeting, Washington, USA.

1997 France Alzheimer Foundation I Award for Established Researchers

(for scientific work and project for future scientific activity), Paris, France .

1998 France Alzheimer Foundation I Award for Distinguished Researchers

(for scientific work and project for future scientific activity), Paris, France .

2003        Award for Excellence in Research and 

teaching activity “Prof. K. Chilov ” MF, Sofia, Bulgaria,

2006    “Golden Panacea” Award for special contributions in the realization of teaching, research and expert activity in the professional field MEDICINE, MU-Sofia, Bulgaria,

2009    Badge of Honor , Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria,

2009    “Signum Laudis pro Scientiae Meritis” Award for the best scientific project in the professional field MEDICINE, MU-Sofia, Bulgaria,

2012    Honorary Plaque of the Ministry of Health , of the Department of Neurology for overall activity, Sofia, Bulgaria,

2013    Award for scientists over 35 in the Competition for High Scientific Achievements of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria for 2013 

2014    Diploma and plaque “40 years of MU-Pleven”, Medical University of Pleven, Bulgaria,

2015-2019 Diploma from “24 hours”: “Doctors we trust”

2017    Award for contribution to the development of medical science “The Southeast European Medical Forum Awards”, Sept 2017. 

2017     Award for contribution to the activities of the Balkan Medical Union “Balkan Medical Union”, Oct 2017.

2018         Physician of the Year. April 2018.

2019         Award “Pythagoras” successful manager of international projects.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

1991-1998 Secretary of the Bulgarian Scientific Society for Headache.

1992-1998 Secretary of the Sofia branch of the Bulgarian Society of Neurology.

1994-1996 International Associate of the Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer’s Disease (CERAD), National Institute on Aging, USA. 

1994 Member of the American Academy of Neurology, USA. 

Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. 

1997-1998 Member of the “Vascular dementia project review board” of the Syst-Eur project (Systolic Hypertension in Europe).

1999 – 2004 Member of the World Federation of Neurology Research Group of Dementia

2000-2007 Deputy Chairman of the Bulgarian Scientific Society of Dementia.

2003- 2009 Chairman of the Alzheimer’s Association Bulgaria.

2004-2007 Member of the European CJD Collaborative Surveillance (Funded by the EU).

2005-2007 Member of the Cognition Advisory Board of the E-SAND project (European Survey Against Neuropsychological Decline).

2006 – Member of the Management Board of the Bulgarian Society of Neurology.

2006 – Member of the Management Board of the Bulgarian Society for Neuroprotection.

2007- 2010 Deputy Chairman of the Bulgarian Society of Neurology Prof. Sasho Bozhinov.

2007-2010 Member of the SNA in Neurology and Psychiatry at the Higher Attestation Commission. 

2007- 2011 Member of the Ethics Committee for Multicenter Testing at the Ministry of Health.

2007 – Chairman of the Bulgarian Scientific Society of Dementia.

2007- Member of the European Alzheimer’s Disease Consortium. 

2008- Chairman of the Competence Commission for Highly Specialized Activity in Clinical Neuropsychology, Medical University, Sofia.

2009- Chairman of the Commission for State Exam in Nervous Diseases, MH Sofia. 

2009-2014 Chairman of the Association of University Hospitals in Bulgaria. 

2011- Consultant in Neurology at the National Health Insurance Fund.

2011 – Deputy Chairman of the Bulgarian Society of Neurology.

2012- Member of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria. 

2012-2016 Member of the Faculty Council of the Medical Faculty, MU – Sofia. 

2012- Member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

2013-2018 Member of the Management Board of the Union of Healthcare Employers in Bulgaria. 

2014 – Chairman of the Board of Neurology at the BMA.

2014- Member of the European Multiple system atrophy Consortium. 

2014- Member of the Danubian Network for Dementia Education and Care

2014- Member of the Pan-European Lewy Bodies Disease Consortium

2015 – Member of the European Academy of Neurology

2015 – Secretary General of the Bulgarian branch of l’Union Medicale Balkanique, Paris, France.

2015- Member of the EAN Scientific Panel on ALS and frontotemporal dementia

2015- Member of the EAN Scientific Panel on Dementia and cognitive disorders

2015- Member of the EAN Scientific Panel on Higher cortical functions.

2017 – President of the Bulgarian branch of l’Union Medicale Balkanique, Paris, France.

2019 – Chairman of the Board of Neurology at the Minister of Health.