Tokuda Hospital Sofia


Important dates

May 2004 -  Ground break

November 2006 - Official opening

December 2006 - ‘Investment of the Year’ award 

November 2008 - ‘Bosei – striving for the stars’ award for total quality management

October 2009 - Award from Mark Institute "Best Private Hospital"

The Hospital is a laureate of many other Bulgarian and International awards since its opening. 

  • In 2008 it was awarded the ‘Bosei – striving for the stars’ award for total quality management. 
  • In 2009 Tokuda Hospital is given the award of Mark Institute for the ‘Best Healthcare Brand’
  • In 2010 the hospital won the award for Best Website in Healthcare Sector, given by the Bulgarian Web Association. 
  • Since 2010 Tokuda Hospital got best ratings for private hospital from the Bulgarian Association for Patients’ Protection. 
  • In 2012 the Bulgarian Association for Patients’ Protection gave the hospital a special award for Overall Achievement in protecting the patients’ rights in Bulgaria. 
  • In the end of 2012 Tokuda Hospital Sofia was given the ‘Little Prince’ award by the Minister of Healthcare for its support for the fight against the autism.
  • in 2013 The Bulgarian Web Association awarded again the new website of Tokuda Hospital Sofia as the best website in healthcare sector. 
  • In 2014 - Award from Bulgarian Association for Patients’ Protection "Best private hospital in Bulgaria"
  • In 2014 - Award from Bulgarian Association for Patients’ Protection "Best outpatient center in Bulgaria"
  • In 2015 - Award for excellent customer service at Tokuda Hospital Sofia
  • In 2016 Tokuda Hospital Sofia Acquired JCI Accrediation (Joint Commission International) 


From 2016 Tokuda Hospital Sofia becomes a part of the hospitals chain Acibadem City Clinic, formed after the acquisition and joining to the Turkish Medical Corporation “Acibadem”.
Short history of Dr. Torao Tokuda

Dr. Torao Tokuda was born on February 17, 1938 in Tokunoshima, which is part of Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. From a young age he dreamed of becoming a doctor. Following his dream he was accepted into the Osaka Medical University, and after his graduation he worked as a doctor in the municipal hospital.

In 1973, he opened his first hospital in Matsubara located in Osaka and implemented his medical philosophy of 24 hour 7 days a week medical service available for everyone. In the same year, he established the Tokushukai Group, and he began to build hospitals in remote regions to provide medical access to the underserved populations of Japan.

In 1985, Dr. Tokuda achieved his dream to establish a hospital with 199 beds in his home town. Following his driving principle “All living beings are created equal and have the equal rights to health and life,” Dr. Tokuda created medical facilities anywhere where people were in need of reliable and quick access to quality medical service. While expanding his medical facility network to serve society, Dr. Tokuda decided to also serve his country as a parliament member and served four terms of office. Dr. Tokuda is the Chairman of the “Tokushukai Medical Group” Japan and the prime investor in Tokuda Hospital Sofia.

He is also an advocate of social issues, a writer, and philosopher. His literary works include “In Life We Are All Equal,” “Doctors without Corruption,” and “Will for Life.” His social activism is focused towards improving the level of medical care especially from the patients’ perspective and encompasses: medical ethics, doctor patient relationships, and the continuous improvement of medical service.

Chief Executive Officers of Tokuda Hospital Sofia 

2011 - 2016

Dr. Yavor Drenski
Chief Executive Officer of Tokuda Hospital Sofia in the period of 2011 - 2016

Dr. Drenski was appointed CEO of Tokuda Hospital Sofia on January 01, 2011. He has been a management team member of our hospital since its inception and served as our Administrative Director from 2005 to 2009, and as our Medical Director from 2010 to 2011. 

Dr. Drenski graduated from the Sofia Medical University in 1992, and continued his medical education specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. He worked as a specialist physician for 8 years, 3 of which he worked as a doctor in Libya.  

Dr. Drenski received his master’s degree in Health Care Management in 2009, and earned a masters degree in finance in 2003. He has also completed numerous specialization programs in health care management and health care finance. He has received specialization training in the USA, Switzerland, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Japan, and other countries.

During the period of 2000-2005, Dr. Drenski was an international health care consultant working for global corporations such as Bearing Point, USA; 3M; Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and others. In 2002-2004, Dr, Drenski was the “Hospital Services” Chief of the Bulgarian National Health Insurance Fund.

In 2015, Dr. Yavor Drenski was awarded "Hospital Manager 2015" on the National medical prizes. In November the same year Dr. Drenski was awarded Manager of the 2015  in the campaign organized by Standard, Darik Radio and Ministry of Health "Young Medic" for the active role in the development of young physicians and health care professionals. On July 12, 2016 Dr. Drenski left Tokuda Hospital Sofia

2006 - 2011  

Dr. Rosen Panov
Chief Executive Officer of Tokuda Hospital Sofia in the period of 2006 - 2010

Завършил  е Първа английска гимназия в София. Продължава образованието си в МУ - София и Карловия медицински университет в Прага, където се дипломира през 1989 год по специалността  „Медицина”. Дълги години работи като хирург в Общинска болница – гр. Самоков и Пета градска болница – София с придобита специалност „Хирургия”.

От 1997 год. участва в проекта „Токуда Болница София” и е от първите лекари, посетили и специализирали в Болниците на доктор Токуда в Япония.

През 2005 год. е поканен от ръководството на „Токушукай медикал корпорейшън” да се заеме с изграждането на болницата в София и до края на 2010 год. заема длъжността изпълнителен директор на МБАЛ „Токуда Болница София”. Също така  Д-р Панов ръководи  „Второ хирургично отделение” и  мултидисциплинарния Мамологичен център към болницата.

Хирург с профилна насоченост – третиране на заболяванията на млечната жлеза, той е специализирал в тази област в много водещи онкологични центрове в Япония, Франция, Италия и Англия. Има разработки, публикации и участия в множество научни семинари,  най-вече в областта на „онкопластичната хирургия на млечна жлеза”.

Член е на EURAMA- Европейската асоциация за лечение на заболявания на млечните жлези.

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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.