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Željko Reiner

Željko Reiner, Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Date of birth:

  • 05/28/1953

Place of birth:

  • Zagreb

Addresses:

  • Business address: Klinika za unutrašnje bolesti, Klinički bolnički centar 10000 Zagreb, Kišpatićeva 12, 10000 Zagreb

Phones:

  • Office: +385 (0)1 23 88 772
  • Fax: +385 (0)1 23 88 623

E-mails:

Academic titles:

  • Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (05/18/2006 - ...)
  • Doctor of Science (1982. - ...)

Institutions:

  • Vice speaker - Croatian Parliament (2012. - ...)
  • Fellow - Royal College of Physicians, London (2007. - ...)
  • Full Professor (tenure) - Zagreb University School of Medicine (1997. - ...)
  • Director - University Hospital Center Zagreb (2004. - 2012.)
  • Minister - Ministry of health, Croatia (1998. - 2000.)
  • State secretary - Ministry of health, Croatia (1993. - 1997.)

Functions at the Academy:

  • Chairman - Committee on Atherosclerosis

Membership in Academy:

  • Full member - The Department of Medical Sciences (05/18/2006 - ...)
  • Associate member - The Department of Medical Sciences (06/18/1992 - 05/18/2006)

 

Curriculum Vitae

Education:

  • 1967–1971. High school in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1971-1976 School of Medicine, University of Zagreb (M.D. degree 1976)
  • 1976-1977 Internship, University hospital “Dr. M. Stojanović”, Zagreb
  • 1977  Medical State Exam
  • 1976-1978 Postgraduate studies in molecular biology, University of Zagreb (M.Sc.degree 1978)
  • 1982 Ph.D. in endocrinology and metabolism University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1979-1983 residency, Department of Internal Medicine, University hospital “Dr. M. Stojanović” Zagreb.
  • 1983 State Board Examination in internal medicine, and in endocrinology and metabolism
  • 1980-1981 guest physician and researcher, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1984-1985 researcher, Lipoproteins and atherosclerosis research program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, USA

Teaching experience:

  • 1977-1978 asistant lecturer, Department of pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb
  • 1980-1986 Lecturer in Internal medicine, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
  • 1981-1986 Lecturer, postgraduate studies in endocrinology and metabolism, University of Zagreb
  • 1983-  professor, postgraduate study in diabetology (international), University of Zagreb
  • 1988- chairman, postgraduate study in physiology and pathophysiology, Faculty of sciences, University of Zagreb
  • 1989- Professor, postgraduate study in cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
  • 1986-1988 associate professor of pathophysiology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
  • 1988-1997 full professor of pathophysiology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb and vice-chairman
  • 1989- professor, postgraduate study in clinical pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
  • 1997- full professor of internal  medicine (tenure),
  • 1997- full professor of internal  medicine (tenure), School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
  • 2009-  full professor, School of Medicine, University of Rijeka
  • 2011- honorary fellow, Academy of medical sciences of Bosnia and Hercegovina

Research experience:

  • 1982-1987 principal investigator of a project and co-investigator in 2 projects
  • 1987-1991 director of all projects concerning chronic diseases in Croatia
  • 1991-1996  Program project director, National Ministery of Health, “Metabolic and hormonal factors influencing the development of atherosclerosis”
  • 1996–2001 Program project director, National Ministery of Health, “Metabolic and hormonal  atherosclerosis risk factors”
  • 2001-2007 project director “New” and “old” risk factors for atherosclerosis”
  • 2007- project director “Perception and prevention of atherosclerosis risk factors in Croatia” and program project director “Atherosclerosis – from genetics to prevention”

Professional positions:

  • 1983-1984 and 1985-1986 Consultant specialist, Department of endocrinology and metabolism, University hospital “Dr. M. Stojanović”, Zagreb
  • 1986-1995 Head, Department of clinical research Institute of pathophysiology, University hospital Center Zagreb
  • 1995-2003 Head, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Center Zagreb and again since 2011. - ....
  • 2003–  Head, Department for metabolic diseases, University Hospital Center Zagreb
  • 2000-2006 chairman, University department of internal medicine, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb.
  • 2004-2012 director, University Hospital Center Zagreb

More important functions:

  • 1976-1978 University of Zagreb Council, member
  • 1985-1986 University Hospital “Dr. M. Stojanović” Council, member
  • 1987-1990 Vice-president of School of Medicine Council, University of Zagreb - 1990-1993 member
  • 1990-1991 Vice-dean for international relations School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
  • 1990-  Medical Academy of Croatia, Full member
  • 1991-1993 National Health Council, vice-president
  • 1991-1993 Medical Board, University HospitalCenter Zagreb - secretary general
  • 1991-1993 University Hospital of Zagreb Council, president
  • 1992-2006 Croatian National Academy of Sciences and Arts, associated member
  • 1992-2000 National Drug Registration Committee, President (member 2004-2008)
  • 1995-1998 WHO Executive board, member
  • 1993-1997 State secretary for health, Croatia
  • 1998-2000 Minister of health, Croatia
  • 2000-2002 Tobacco – free -  Europe Committee, chairman   
  • 2000- Croatian National Academy of Sciences and Arts Atherosclerosis Committee, chairman
  • 2004- 2012 president, Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 2007- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • 2006- Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
  • 2008– Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
  • 2005-2010 expert of the European Commission for the evaluation of proposals received under the 6FP and 7FP for research and  technological development in cardiology
  • 2007-  president, Croatian national health council
  • 2006- Head of CRASH – Croatian campaign against salt consumption
  • 2008– member, Croatian Parliament Committee for Health and Social Welfare
  • 2010– member, University of Zagreb Council
  • 2010– president, Croatian national health council
  • 2011-2012 vice chairman, Croatian Parliament Committee for science, education and culture (member since 2012)

Scientific and professional journals:

  • 1971-1976 “Medicinar”, editor-in-chief
  • 1990- “Croatian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology”, member of the Editorial board
  • 1992-  “Medical Journal”, member of the Editorial board
  • 1992-1998  “Lipidi”  Editor-in-chief
  • 1995 - “Medicus” - member of the Editorial board
    • Editorial boards of several journals: „Nature Reviews Cardiology“, “Atherosclerosis”, “European Journal Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation”; “Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases”, “Acta Clinica Croatica”,
    • Reviewer for: “Lancet”, “Atherosclerosis”, „Eur Heart J“, „Eur J Prev Cardiol“, “J Am Coll Nutr”, “J Cell Biochem”, “Fundam Clin Pharmacol”, “Ann Nutr Metab”

Member - professional societies:

  • 1976- Croatian Medical Association, member
  • 1976- Croatian Biological Association, member
  • 1991- European Atherosclerosis Society, member
  • 1992-1998 Croatian-Slovene Lipids Committee, founder and president
  • 1992- Croatian Hypertension Society, founder and member of the executive committee
  • 1992-1993 Croatian Medical Association, secretary general
  • 1995- Croatian Atherosclerosis Society founder and president
  • 1996-2006 Croatian Vascular  Surgery Society, Member of the Scientific Board
  • 2003- founder and vice-president, Croatian Obesity Society
  • 2004– member, Joint European Societies Cardiovascular Diseases Prevention Committee
  • 2004-2011 member, Congress Program Committee of the European Society of Cardiology
  • 2005 - member of the Joint task force for the European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice.
  • 2002-2006 member, European Atherosclerosis Society Executive Committee (since 2012 counsellor for national societies)
  • 2008-2011 member, Croatian editoral board for translation and implementation of 2007 ESH guidelines on hypertension
  • 2008-2011 member, Committee for practice guidelines, European Society of Cardiology
  • 2008–2012 chairman, Science and guidelines committee, European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • 2012- member, Credentials committee, European Society of Cardiology
  • 2012- member, International Atherosclerosis Society Executive Board

 

 


updated: 10/17/13 ; 10/04/13 ; 09/10/13
date: 02/18/09
edited by: D. Torbica