The highest prizes - the "Stara Planina" order, first degree, were awarded to Academician Petya Vasileva and Associate Professor Dr. Atanas Shterev. Prof. Dr. Meglena Achkova was awarded the "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" order. Music virtuoso Teodosiy Spasov and actress Ana Bakalova are among the awardees.
Acad. Petya Vasileva was awarded the Order "Stara Planina" first degree for her outstanding services in the field of ophthalmology. Her scientific contribution is recognized in Bulgaria and around the world. For many years he managed the Eye Clinic at the District Hospital in Sofia. Currently, she leads the "Acad. Bashev" eye clinic she founded.
Assoc. Dr. Atanas Shterev received the award for his merits in the field of reproductive medicine and the development of modern obstetrics and gynecology. In 2013, a quarter of a century was celebrated since the birth of the first babies conceived after in vitro procedures in Bulgaria. This success is the work of Associate Professor Dr. Atanas Shterev and his fruitful collaboration with biologist Prof. Iliya Vatev and obstetricians and gynecologists Dr. Yosif Dimitrov, Dr. Valentin Lachev, Dr. Vladimir Yankov and others.
Prof. Dr. Meglena Achkova is a scientist with over 30 years of work in the field of child psychiatry. She is a long-time teacher who has trained generations of professionals - pediatricians, child neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators.