|The University Hospital of Endocrinology
and Gerontology (UHEG) "Ivan Pentchev" is a part of Medical University
in Sofia. UHEG has 50 years experience in education of students and postgraduates
in the field of Endocrinology and Gerontology.
UHEG consists of two Clinical Centers - Clinical Center of Endocrinology and Gerontology and Clinical Center of Nephrology. The University Hospital has several Clinics:
An information system with clinical database and electronic patient's record has been working in the Hospital.
Annually postgraduate training courses in Endocrinology,
Nephrology and Gerontology for medical doctors and other non-medical specialists
from all over the country are carried out.
CCEG (founded in 1951) is the main Bulgarian Center for undergraduate and postgraduate education, and research in endocrinology, diabetology, endocrine surgery, gerontology and geriatrics.
The staff includes about 100 clinicians as well as non-medical specialists in chemistry, radiobiology, immunology, genetics and laboratory development (enlisted 18 professors and assoc. professors).
The diagnostic and treatment of in-patients are carried out in the clinics of endocrinology (43 beds), diabetology (22 beds), endocrine surgery (30 beds) and a ward for hemodyalisis (8 posts for diabetics with chronic renal failure). The out-patients' department provides about 50,000 medical examinations per year. Laboratories of clinical biochemistry, radiobiology, immunology and hormonal determinations, genetics, histo- and cytomorphology are available for clinical investigations and research. The main priorities in these respects are: diabetes mellitus, thyroid, parathyroid, hypophiseal, adrenal and gonadal diseases, including endocrine tumors, autoimmune diseases, endocrine hypertension and heart complications.
CCEG organizes specialization in endocrinology for 150-180 physicians per year in 15-20 postgraduate courses as well as individual education and practical training. The center is a base for undergraduate teaching and practice for 100-150 medical students in Medical University - Sofia.
CCEG is the leading institute for the development of national programs: for prevention of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), for diabetes mellitus prevention and treatment, for osteoporosis etc.
The main research priorities are: the new methods for treatment of diabetes, pathogenesis of diabetic complications, education of diabetic patients and help care providence; pathogenesis, diagnostics and treatment of Graves' diseases, TAO and polyglandular autoimmune disorders; Cushing disease, pituitary tumors, thyroid cancers; the pressor and antidepressor humoral factors of hypertension in endocrine disorders, factors of endocrine male infertility etc.
CCEG participates in several international projects and collaborates with some institutes in Belgium, France, UK, USA.