Clinical background: MD – Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia (1995), specialisation in Internal medicine (1999), Clinical testing of drugs (2004), Diabetes, metabolism and nutrition (2010)
Education and Scientific background:The University of Iowa, Iowa-City, USA – graduate college special student (Fogarty Scholar) 1997, Mediterranean School of Medical Statistics and Clinical Epidemiology(Harvard School of Public Health and Consiglio Nazionale delleRicerche, 6/1998, 6/1999), Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (EC post-doc) – Mario Negri Sud Institute, S.MariaImbaro, Italy (2000-2002), PhD – Genetic and environmental risk factors of atherosclerosis, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia (2003), International Atherosclerosis Society Visiting Fellowship 2002 – Division of Human Genetics (prof. MJ Kotze), University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa,senior researcher at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Campobasso, Italy (2005-2008),
Current affiliations: Institute of Nutrition – head, Faculty of Nursing and Health Professional Studies and Coordination Centre for Familial Hyperlipoproteinemias, Slovak Medical University, Bratislava, Slovakia; Department of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia (part-time);Diabetes and Lipid Clinic (out-patient), Diabedas.r.o., Bratislava – chief physician
Fields of interest: Lipid diseases (especially familial forms), atherosclerosis, diabetes, preventive cardiology, cardiovascular epidemiology, genetic epidemiology with focus on cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, nutrition.
Professional Memberships:Slovak Atherosclerotic Association (president 2019-, vice-president 2014-2018), Slovakian Diabetes Society (SDS), Lipid Section of SDS (scientific secretary 2014-2018), European Atherosclerosis Society, European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR)