Tokuda Hospital Sofia



Assoc. Prof. Dimitar Nikolov, MD, PhD, Cardiac Surgery Clinic Chief Dr. Nikolov graduated from medical school in 1987, and has two specializations: surgery and cardiac surgery. He has also added specializations in Germany, the USA and Japan. In 1990, he began working in the general hospital “Sveta Ekaterina” and earned 17 years of experience in cardiac surgery. He was appointed the chief resident of "Sveta Ekaterina", and for the last two years of his tenure at the hospital he was a member of the executive department “Transplantation and Artificial Hearts”. He joined Tokuda Hospital Sofia in April 2007 and leads the cardiac surgery department and operation block number two. Dr. Nikolov has numerous medical publications in both Bulgarian and international medical journals, and he has participated in many scientific conferences locally and abroad. He is a member the European Association of Cardiac Surgery, the Bulgarian Union of Cardiology, and the Bulgarian Association of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery. In 2002, he received the “Bulgarian Doctor of the Year” award.
Aleksander Petkov, MD, Cardiac Surgery ICU Chief Dr. Petkov graduated from the Sofia Medical University in 1987, and received his specialization in anesthesiology and intensive care in 1994. He has also specialized in Lozano, Switzerland, and completed post graduate medical training on echocardiography. After his graduation he worked for two years in the local hospital in Kalofer, Bulgaria. He has 17 years of experience as an anesthesiologist and re-animator gained in the National Cardiology Hospital’s intensive care unit of the cardiac surgery department. Dr. Petkov has been a member of our team since May 2007.
Dimitar Bozhinov, MD, Cardiologist, Internist Dr. Bozhinov graduated from the Pleven Medical University in 1990. In 1995, he received his specialization in internal diseases and added his specialization in cardiology in 2004. He has a certification “Echocardiography Expert Level Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) and Stress Echocardiography”. After his graduation, he began working in the general hospital “Sveta Petka” in Vidin, Bulgaria, where he earned 13 years of experience. In 2003, he accepted an offer to work in the university hospital “Sveta Ekaterina”, where he worked for 4 years before joining our cardiac surgery department in 2007.
Plamen Purvanov, MD, Sugeon, Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Purvanov graduated from the Sofia Medical University in 1990, and earned his specialization in surgery in 2000, and in cardiac surgery in 2004. He has also specialized in the Texas Heart University in Houston, Texas, USA. After his graduation he began working in the emergency medical department of the 28th Sofia Medical Center. From 1994-2007, he was a member of the cardiac surgical team of the National Cardiology Hospital and he joined our hospital in May 2007.
Sevdalin Kutzarov, MD, Surgeon, Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Kutzarov graduated from the Sofia Medical University in 1992, and added his specialization in surgery in 2001 and in cardiac surgery in 2006. He has also specialized in Germany and Japan, and has 15 years of professional experience gained from the cardiac surgery department of the National Cardiology Hospital. Dr. Kutzarov has been with our hospital since the middle of 2007.
Ivilin Todorov, MD, Surgeon, Cardiac Surgeon
Veneta Grigorova-Boykova, MD, Cardiac Surgeon
Dobri Deremenjiev, MD, Surgeon, Cardiac Surgeon
Georgi Gurguriev, MD, Cardiac Surgeon
Veselin Georgiev, MD, Surgeon, Cardiac Surgeon
Stephan Markov, MD, Cardiac Surgeon
Georgi Vasilev, MD, Surgeon, Cardiac Surgeon
Hristo Zaharinov, MD, Cardiac Surgeon
Yovcho Topalov, MD, Cardiac Surgeon
Todor Dimitrov, MD, Cardiologist
Dr. Krasimira Yarumova, MD, Cardiologist
Miroslav Chorbadjiyski, MD, Anesthesiologist
Boyan Igov, MD, Anesthesiologist
Daniela Ivanova - Uzova, MD, Anesthesiologist
Mina Vasileva, MD, Anesthesiologist
Georgi Angelov, MD, Anestheiologist
Head Nurse Desislava Koleva, RN She graduated from Medical Institute College of Medical Academy Sofia in 1991 with Nurse specialty - pediatric profile. In 2004 she acquired bachelor degree in Social Activities from University of Veliko Tarnovo - St. Cyril and St. Methodius. In 2007 after additional education she acquired bachelor degree - major Nurse from Medical College Yordanka Filaretova, Sofia.
After her graduation om 1991 she started working as a nurse in the Neurosurgery Clinic of Medical Academy, Sofia. Between 1994 and 2000 she worked as a nurse and head nurse of United regional hospital Dr. Racho Angelov, Sofia. From 2000 to 2004 she worked as a nurse in the Urology Clinic of General Hospital St. Anna, Sofia and from 2004 to 2007 she worked in Cardiology Department of University Hospital Lozenetz. Since 2007 she is part of the Cardiac Surgery of Tokuda Hospital Sofia.


Cardiac Surgery


Cardiac Operations

In-partient Treatment



Hospital location

51B Nikola Y. Vaptsarov Blvd., Sofia, 1407 (if you drive, the entrance is from Atanas Dukov str.)

The hospital has a parking lot for patients and visitors. The first 30 min. are free of charge, the first hour after that has a 3 BGN fee, and for every next hour a 2BGN/hrs. fee applies.
IMPORTANT! Have in mind that the parking lot is very busy Monday to Friday between 10.00 and 14.00. The hospital team will appreciate if those whose health condition allow, take the drop off option without parking or use other transport means or alternative parking lots in the area.

Public transport:
Buses: №88, 120

Metro lines: You can get off at James Bourchier or Vitosha metro station and walk to the hospital.


From the Central Railway Station

Bus: take bus #305 and get off at Romanian Embassy stop, then transfer to bus #120 to Tokuda Hospital stop.

Metro: Take metro line Nadezda-Lozenetz and get off either at James Bourchier or Vitosha metro station, then walk to the hospital.