Department of Infectious diseases, epidemiology, parasitology and tropical medicine

General Information

Department of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Parasitology and Tropical Medicine continues the work of the established in 1977 Department of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology and Parasitology. Founder of the Department was Professor Jivka Kaneva.

Today, the Department of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Parasitology and Tropical Medicine is structurally separated into two divisions: Division of Infectious Diseases and the former Division of Epidemiology and Parasitology, which  was renamed into Division of Epidemiology, Parasitology and Tropical Medicine in 1998.

The Department of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Parasitology and Tropical Medicine employs ten full-time academic lecturers: six Associated Professors and four Assistant Professors.

Department “ Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Parasitology and Tropical Medicine”
Faculty of Public Health
University of Medicine – Pleven
1 Sv. Kliment Ohridski Str.
5800 Pleven  

Prof. D-r Tzetza Doichinova, MD, PhD

Division “Epidemiology, Parasitology and Tropical Medicine”
  • Head of Division – Assoc. Prof. D-r Dimitar Shalamanov, MD, PhD; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Assoc. Prof. D-r Ivelin Angelov Angelov, MD, PhD; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Assoc. Prof. D-r Milena Dimitrova Karcheva, MD, PhD; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Chief Assist. Prof. D-r Tanya Petkova Ivanova, PhD; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Assist. D-r Miglena Nenkova Kostovska MD e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Assist. D-r Nadezhda Irinova Yordanova MDe-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Division “Infectious Diseases”
  • Prof. D-r Tzetza Georgieva Doichinova, MD, PhD; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Assoc. Prof. D-r Galya Ivanova Gancheva, MD, PhD; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Chief Assist. Prof. d-r Christofor Gochev Christov; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Assist. Prof. D-r Chrisima Tzvetanova Ilieva; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Assist. Prof. D-r Nicolina Dimitrovska; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Prof. D-r Tzetza Doichinova, MD, PhD (2)

Subjects in the Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programmes - Faculty of Health Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Parasitology
  • Tropical Medicine

Subjects in the Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programmes - Other Faculties at MU-Pleven
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Parasitology
  • Tropical Medicine

Scientific Focus
  • Acute viral hepatitis
  • Infections of Central Nervous System
  • Leptospirosis
  • Tick-born infectious Diseases
  • Respiratory Infections
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Theory of epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Disinfection and sterilization in hospitals
  • Insect control and rodent control
  • Epidemiology and prophylaxis of mumps
  • Epidemiology and prophylaxis of tick born infections
  • Epidemiology and prophylaxis of streptococcal infections
  • Opportunistic parasitic diseases
  • Echinococcosis

Published Textbooks
  • Infectious diseases – 1st and 2nd edited version – 1997, 1998, ed. Iv. Dikov.
  • Infectious diseases manual, 2000, ed. Iv. Dikov.
  • Infectology, 2001, ed. B. Iliev.
  • Tropical medicine, 2001, ed. B. Iliev.
  • Parasitology, 2004, ed. M. Daskalova.
  • Epidemiology of infectious and parasitic diseases, 2004, D. Mitov,I.Angelov
  • Chemical, Radiological and Biological Terorisme in Medical aspect,PublishingCenter,MedicalUniversity–Pleven, 2006
  • Infectious diseases – 3rd edited version – 2006, ed. Iv. Dikov.
  • Parasitology (resident and tropical parasitoses), ed. V. Boeva, K.Vutova, 2008 
  • Infectious diseases – 1st edited version – 2008, ed. M. Tiholova
  • Infectious diseases – 2009, ed. G.Genev.
  • Treatment of Infectious Diseases, ed. G. Genev, 2011.
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, ed. T. Dimitrova, “Arso” publ., 2012.
  • Textbook at Infectious Diseases for Medical Specialists, ed. M. Stoicheva, 2012 (in press).