I will try to tell you about myself in a few lines and especially about my professional development.
I was born in Plovdiv in 1981 in the former Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of First City Hospital, currently St. Mina General Hospital for Active Treatment Ltd. I graduated St. St. Cyril and Methodius High School of Humanities with an intensive English language study. My childhood dream was to become a doctor and I was strongly influenced by my grandfather – Dr. Boris Krastev, who was the best person I ever knew. He was a pediatric rheumatoid cardiologist, in the words of many doctors he worked with - an incredible specialist. My grandfather was head of the Children’s Department at First City Hospital. A great impression made me how many people stopped him in the streets, admired him and thanked him for his help. My grandfather was a very intelligent, well-mannered and erudite man, he read several books a week to the end.
Thank you grandpa that you raised, educated and helped me at any moment!
That’s why I became a doctor. I graduated in Medicine from the Medical University in Plovdiv in 2005. Due to several zero years of specialization I was a volunteer in cardiac surgery at St. George University General Hospital for Active Treatment EAD, I served my military service, worked as a medical representative for a short time, and also worked in an emergency care center.
The next step in my career was the most important and I’m glad I did it. I wanted to work at an obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit by all means, although I still did not know when I could be put on the list for specialization. This is why I went to the obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit of St. Mina General Hospital Ltd. and I asked Dr. Drenski to work as a volunteer. He agreed and so began my professional career as an obstetrician-gynecologist on the most women’s holiday, March 8, 2007. Soon after, Dr. Drenski became my mentor, teacher, and even friend. He and my aunt, Dr. Elena Krasteva, were the people who taught, guided, supported, corrected me. They were my teachers! They did everything to share with me their huge professional and personal experience! Since my first working day with them, they hold my hands and I know and can thanks to them!
Due to circumstances, I started working in the UK since the spring of 2009. Since then, I have been registered with the official register of medical practitioners within the United Kingdom (GMC) and have passed a series of trainings and audits annually.
In 2010 I graduated a master’s degree program in Business Administration with specialty in Health Management at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia.
I started my specialization in obstetrics and Gynaecology in the autumn of 2009 at the Medical University of Plovdiv and the practical training center of the obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic at St. George University General Hospital EAD. Initially under the guidance of Prof. Milchev, and after 2011 under the direction of Prof. Pehlivanov. I have successfully passed a state exam from the first attempt and since 01.01.2014 I am a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
From 2011 until 2014 I worked at Selena Specialized obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital Ltd. in Plovdiv.
In my opinion, an obstetrician-gynecologist who provides antenatal care needs a very high level of competence and in-depth knowledge of fetal medicine. This was the occasion to go to London, UK and to sub-specialize in Fetal Medicine under the direction of the ‘father’ of this specialty in the world, namely Professor Kypros Nicolaides. My training lasted for 2 years and several months from 2014 until 2016 and was at very high speeds, extremely busy but with high results. My training was mainly at Kings College Hospital, but also at University College London Hospital, Medway Hospital and Southend University Hospital. In spite of all the difficulties and perplexities I have experienced, this is an invaluable experience and knowledge I have gained. I have worked with the world’s best specialists in Fetal Medicine and this has greatly increased my professional development.
I still learn, search, find, find no answers and strive for improvement... I hope I succeed!?