Chanko Angelov Chankov M.D




tel: +359 2 960 49 50; dir. tel: +359 2 960 49 61

Working time:
Tuesday from 15.00 to
Thursday from 14.00 to 18.00


Work Experience in Medicine, Trauma surgery and Orthopaedics

2006 – Present – Senior Surgeon and Head of Orthopaedic Department at Vita Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria

1999 - 2008 – Senior Surgeon at Pirogov Emergency Care Hospital, Third Clinic of Orthopaedic Trauma, Sofia, Bulgaria

1999 – 2000 – Registrar at Medical University Alfred – Melbourne, Australia (Department of Orthopaedics)

1998 – 1999 – Registrar at Darwin Royal Hospital – Darwin, Australia
- Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

1997 – 1998 – Fellow at Hadassah University Hospital – Jerusalem, Israel
- Trauma Surgery Department

1989 – 1996 – Surgeon at Clinic of Sports Trauma, Dianabad, Sofia, Bulgaria

1987 – 1989 - Assistant Surgeon at Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Education: University degree in Medicine
Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1986

Other qualifications, specializations and acknowledged trainings:
2008 – 2010 - Head Lector in European On-Line Ortho Project
Description: Developed within the Leonardo De Vinci European Project for training and disseminating modern aspects of minimally invasive surgery in the public health care sector, responding to the European Health strategy. – “Cartilage repair in Knee and Ankle”

2006 - Specialization in Cantonal Hospital- Freiburg, Switzerland. Supervisor: Prof. Ronald Jacob - Knee surgery (osteotomy, cartilage transplantations and chondroplasty)

January – December 1999 - Fellowship at Australian Association of Orthopaedics Surgeons (AAOS) Orthopaedics Trauma - Alfred University Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, supervisor Prof. John Hart

January – December 1998 - Fellowship at Australian Association of Orthopaedics Surgeons (AAOS) Arthroscopy and Joint Replacement - Medical Centre Flinders, Adelaide, Australia Supervisor Prof. Krishnan

1997 – 1998 - Fellowship at General Orthopaedics and Shoulder Surgery, Jerusalem, Israel. Supervisors: Prof. David Segal and Prof. Charles Mailgram

1994 - Course of Osteosynthesis, Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria

March – June 1994 - ESSKA Scholarship of Arthroscopy of Large Joints, Clinic of Orthopaedics I in Medical University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy supervisor Prof. P.P.Mariani

1994 – 1996 - Course Arthroscopy – AESCULAP, Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

December 1994 - Acknowledged Speciality of Orthopaedics and Tramatology, Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Extracurricular Activities:
Member of Bulgarian Society of Sports Medicine - BSSM
Member of Bulgarian Orthopaedics and Traumathology Association – B.O.T.A.
Member of European Society of Surgery of the Knee and Arthroscopy - ESSKA
Member of International Medical Association - IMA
Member of European Association of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine – EFOST

Foreign Languages: English, Russian



Elena Hristova Mateva M.D.



tel: +359 2 960 49 50; +359 2 960 49 51


Working time:
Monday and Thursday - 14:30-16:00
Friday - 08:30-14:00

Since 1999 – specialist orthopedist - traumatic surgeon at “Vita” Hospital

Education: higher, medicine, Higher Institute of Medicine – Sofia, 1989

Specializations and acknowledged specialties:

Specialization twice in France - Paris - Institut de la Main with Prof. Tubian and Prof. Gilbert

Professional interests in orthopedy and traumatology: surgery of upper extremity, microsurgery

Member of the Bulgarian Association of hand surgery
Member of the Bulgarian Association of orthopedy and traumatology
Member of the Bulgarian Union of physicians
Research Associate 2nd degree at the Department of Orthopedy and Traumatology, Higher Institute of Medicine - Sofia
Participation in specialized congresses ad conferences in this country and abroad
Author of more than 20 scientific publications in this country and abroad



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