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Mirko Spiroski
Doncho Donev

Executive Editors:

Elizabeta Mukaetova-Ladinska
Borislav Dimitrov
Marko Spasov
Sasho Stoleski
      Manuscript Editor and Electronic Publishing: Ivo Spiroski
      Evidence Based Medicine: Katarina Stavric

Editorial Office:

Macedonian Donor Registry (MKDR)
Rajko Zhinzifov No. 48,
1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Telephone: +389 23109851; +389 70 255155
e-mail: mkdrmacedonia@yahoo.com
URL: http://www.mkdr.mk | http://www.mkdr.org.mk/

Mirko Spiroski, MD, PhD - EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Macedonian Donor Registry (MKDR), Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

Dr Mirko Spiroski is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences. He is a graduate of the Skopje Faculty of Medicine (1972), where he later obtained his MSc (1978), and PhD (1989) degrees. He is the founder and first Director of the Institute of Immunobiology and Human Genetics at the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje and acts as a tutor of the Medical Scientific Club "Acad. Dimitar Arsov". He introduced several subjects in the curricula at the Faculties of Medicine (Immunology and Human genetics), Natural Sciences (Immunochemistry with basic immunology, Biochemistry-3, Immunogenetics), Physical Education (Genetics in sport), and in the Master of Sciences postgraduate program in Public Health (Public health genetics). His research interest is immunology, but he has also published in the fields of molecular anthropology and human genetics.  He was Secretary general and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the journal Godishen zbornik na Medicinski Fakultet Skopje, and Editor-in-Chief of the Macedonian Journal of Medicine.

Institute of Social Medicine, Medical Faculty, Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, 50 Divizija 16, 1109 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Tel.: +389 2 3298-580, Fax: +389 2 3298 582, Mobile: +389 70244760.

Dr. Donev received his MD at the St. Cyril and Methodius University Medical School, Skopje, Macedonia, in 1973, where he completed his specialization in social medicine in 1981. From 1983 to 1985 he had his postgraduate studies of social medicine in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and later on received his PhD in 1993 at the Skopje Medical School. He realized his postdoctoral studies in public health (Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program) at Emory University School of Public Health in Atlanta, GA, USA, in the academic year 1993/94. Since 2003 he has been Regular/ full-time Professor of Social Medicine at the Skopje University School of Medicine. His professional and research interest include broad scope of activities related to prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and other priority health problems, health status and needs for health care of the vulnerable population groups, organization of health systems and health care reforms, health economics and quality of health care, health education, and health care management.

Elizabeta Mukaetova-Ladinska, MD, MSc, PhD, MRCPsych - DEPUTY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Newcastle University.

Elizabeta Mukaetova-Ladinska graduated at the Medical School in Skopje, Macedonia, where she completed her clinical training in neuropsychiatry and obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Psychiatry. Following her move to the UK, she obtained a PhD in Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge and completed higher specialist training in Old Age Psychiatry. She joined the Institute for Ageing and Health, University of Newcastle, in 2000, and since 2005 has worked within the Liaison Service for Older Adults in Newcastle. Her research interests are the molecular pathology of dementia, ageing and neurodevelopmental disorders, and clinical phenomenology of mental health problems in the acutely medically ill older adults. She is an Associate Editor of Age and Ageing, and serves on the Editorial Board of several Geriatric Medicine journals (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/iah/staff/profile/elizabeta.mukaetova-ladi).

Borislav D Dimitrov, MD, MSc, PhD - DEPUTY EDITOR IN CHIEF

Associate Professor in Medical Statistics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton (www.southampton.ac.uk); & Senior Statistician/Honorary Consultant, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, UK (www.uhs.nhs.uk/ClinicalResearchinSouthampton/Our-research/Respiratory-research/NIHR-SRBU/NIHR-Southampton-Respiratory-Biomedical-Research-Unit.aspx). Joint position with the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI), University of Southampton (www.southampton.ac.uk/s3ri).

Borislav Dimitrov graduated at the Faculty of Medicine, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. He completed his MSc in Pollution & Environmental Control, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK (1994) and his specialty in Public Health (Social Medicine & Health Management, SMHM), Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (1998). He received his DM/PhD in Public Health (Social Medicine & Health Management) at the Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2006). He started as an Assistant Professor in Public Health (Social Medicine & Health Management),  at the Trakia University of Stara Zagora and the Medical University in Plovdiv, Bulgaria  (1991-2005), continued as Senior Scientist in Biostatistics & Clinical Epidemiology at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Italy (2000-2008), Senior Health Outcomes Manager, IMS Health, London, UK (2008), and Senior Research Fellow/Programme Manager & Coordinator, HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. In 2012 he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics at the Faculty of Medicine, and from 2014 – as an Associate Professor, a joint position with the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI).

Marko Spasov, MD, PhD candidate - DEPUTY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
General Surgeon at University Clinic of Traumatology, Orthoapedics, Anesthesia, Reanimation, Intensive Care and Emergency Department; Medical Faculty, Skopje.

Marko Spasov graduated at the Medical School in Skopje, Macedonia. From 2008 he worked as a medical doctor at Emergency Department in Skopje. In 2012 he completed his clinical training in General Surgery and since then he works as a General Surgeon at the same institution. At the present, he is attending The School of Doctoral Studies at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje in the field of Clinical Medicine. His research interest is the skeletal trauma in athletes and pathophysiology of bone healing process.


Institute for Occupational Health of Republic of Macedonia - Skopje, WHO Collaborating Center, GA2LEN Collaborating Center, II Makedonska brigada 43, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia. Phone: +389 70 778 543, +389 71 314 435.

Sasho Stoleski graduated at the Medical Faculty in Skopje in 2002 and obtained a Master degree in 2009. He is actively engaged in the educational process of the students of medicine, nurses, physiotherapists, and logopedists. Since 2003, he is employed in the Institute of occupational Health of Republic of Macedonia, WHO CC in the Center for respiratory functional diagnostics. He became assistant professor in the Chair of Occupational Medicine within the Medical Faculty in Skopje in 2010. He has finished his specialization in Occupational Medicine in 2008. Actively involved in the research, expert’s and scientific work of the Institute of occupational health, dealing with actual challenges in occupational medicine, principles of functional diagnostics of respiratory system, occupational pulmology and allergology, industrial toxicology, ecology of work, and workplace risk assessment. He started his sub-specialization in pulmology and allergology and PhD studies in the field of occupational medicine in 2012. He is a National Secretary of International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), and member of Macedonian Society of Occupational Health, Macedonian Respiratory Society, Macedonian Society of Basic, Clinical Immunology and Allergology, European Respiratory Society, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Author and co-author of more than 80 titles published in domestic and international journals.

Ivo Spiroski. Engineer of Design, ID Design 2012/DOOEL Skopje, Naroden Front 13/45, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. http://www.iddesign.mk/ Tel.: +389 23109851; +389 71 205072.

Ivo Spiroski graduated in 2010 at the University "Ss Cyril and Methodius", Faculty of Design and Technologies of Furniture and Interior. At the present he is attending Master of Sciences at the same Faculty in the field of Furniture and Interior Design. Two years (1999-2001) he was Director of the company Medis, Skopje. Mold design specialisation in Taipei, Taiwan (2002). He was founder and Editor-in-chief of the journal Igrach (Player). Founder and Director of ID Design 2012/DOOEL Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.


Katarina Stavric, MD - Evidence Based Medicine
Children Hospital Skopje, Macedonia, Vodnjanska 17, University "Ss Cyril and Methodius", Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Phone +389-91-3147-714 ; 070-365038.


Dr Katarina Stavric, graduated in 1987 at University of Skopje “Ss Cyril and Methodius”, Medical Faculty Skopje, Macedonia. From 1990 she works as a medical doctor at University’s Children Hospital, Medical Faculty – Skopje, and from 1997 as Pediatrician, at Department of Immunology. In 2002, she obtained his MSc degree. In 2006 she was inaugurated with title of primaries from the Ministry of health. From 1999 she works as a teaching assistant of pediatrics. The objectives of her interest are clinical immunology and allergy, as well as education of medical professions. She has performed professional visits of several paediatric clinics and educational workshops as a part of her continual professional education. She published numerous professional papers in national and international medical journals and 3 books. She was involved as a researcher in two national projects, and 3 international projects from the domain of immunology and allergy. She was also involved in several working groups of Project in improving the health education preparing curriculum for Primary health care, Faculty of pediatric nurses and state exam. From 2005 she becomes a member of the Educational board in Macedonian association of doctor responsible for the continual medical education of doctors.

Published by: Institute of Immunobiology and Human Genetics,  Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

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