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A Swiss Specialist Awarded with the Honorary Title Doctor Honoris Causa of Medical University - Varna

Today, at an official ceremony in "Vladimir Ivanov" Auditorium at "St. Marina" University Hospital in Varna, the eminent European nephrologists and renal transplantation specialist Professor Hans-Peter Marti has become the 22nd recipient of the honorary title Doctor Honoris Causa of MU-Varna. The honorary title was conferred upon him for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the development of Transplant Nephrology at Medical University - Varna and "St. Marina" University Hospital - Varna. Prof. Marti has taken part in the "Living Donor Kidney Transplant" Programme between "St. Marina" University Hospital - Varna and Inzelspital Hospital in Bern, Switzerland. He has assisted the preparation and selection of pairs of kidney transplant for the nephrology team. He has rendered methodological support for the construction of Transplant Algorithms at the University Hospital. He has consulted the monitoring of post-transplantation patients, as well. The implemented 12 living donor kidney transplants, the last two of which having been implemented in the current month, are among the most significant achievements of the newly established Department of Nephrology, Acute and Peritoneal Dialysis with Renal Transplantation Activities and Apheresis at the University Hospital.

During the event he delivered a lecture on "A new method for classification of interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy in allogeneic renal transplantation and transplantation of other organs". The 22nd recipient of the honorary title will take part in the 20th Danube Symposium of Nephrology, together with the European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA - EDTA) and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), which will be hosted by Varna during the period of 28th – 30thJune.
The title Doctor Honoris Causa of Medical University - Varna has been granted to eminent Bulgarian and international medical doctors and scientists for their outstanding achievements in the field of Medical Science and Practice, Medical Education, Public Health and their contribution to the development and promotion of the authority of Medical University - Varna.

Visit: click here to see the list of the recipients of the honorary title.