Prof. Dr. Ognyan Hadzhiiski from "Pirogov" was elected "Medic of the year 2014". The prize is awarded by the editorial board and public council of "Forum Medicus" for contribution to the development of science and practice in the field of burns and plastic surgery.
Prof. Hadzhiiski is the head of the Clinic for Burns and Plastic Surgery in "Pirogov" and a national consultant on burns. About 2,000 patients pass through his hands every year, half of them with severe burns.
“The award is presented to me, but it is not mine, said the great specialist modestly after the ceremony in the capital's "Bulgaria" hotel. - The award is for the entire team I work with - these are 200 people for whom I have been responsible for more than 20 years at the Burns Clinic, these are also 2,400 people working at Pirogov Hospital, who have a hand in the treatment of the sick, for that I care about. After almost 40 years of work at "Pirogov", I have gone all the way from an ordinary doctor to the head of a clinic, including a member of the board of directors. For me, there are no secrets in administration. I have been working on burns for more than 40 years, so there are no secrets for me either," shared Prof. Hadjiyski.
An award for public contribution was also received by the Bulgarian Red Cross with chairman Hristo Grigorov. This organization was the first to reach the people in the areas with floods, disasters and accidents in 2014, explained the editor-in-chief of "Forum Medicus" Dobrinka Stoeva.