Tokuda Hospital Sofia



Assoc. Prof. Natalia Stoeva, MD, PhD, Pneumology Clinic Chief Assoc. Prof. Stoeva graduated from Medical University, Sofia in 1982, and has a dual specialty in Internal Diseases and Pulmonology. After graduation she specialized in internal diseases as a clinical assistant in the Institute of Internal Diseases in the Sofia Medical University. She worked in the Sandanski General Hospital, and began teaching courses for lung diseases in the Sofia Medical University. She rose through the ranks from resident, to senior resident, to head resident of the general hospital “Sveta Sofia”. Dr. Stoeva’s scientific interest lies in bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary syndrome (COPD), she has extensive experience in emergency pulmonology and pulmonary intensive care. She has been a member of our team since the beginning of our hospital project.
Anton Penev, MD, Pneumologist, Internist Dr. Penev graduated from Medical University, Sofia in 1991; he has specialized in internal diseases and pulmonology. After graduation, he worked as an internist in Pirdop and Zlatitza. In 1998 he began working in the pulmonology department of the 5th General Hospital and worked there until November of 2006. In the 5th General hospital he gained vast experience in bronchoscopy under the mentorship pf Professor Pavlov who is one of the leading Bulgarian bronchology specialists. Dr. Penev joined our team at the end of 2007.
Mariyana Baikusheva, MD, Pneumologist, Internist Dr. Baykusheva graduated medicine from Medical University Sofia in 1990. She has two specialties: Internal Medicine from 1998 and Pneumology and Phtysiatrics from 2004. Dr. Baykusheva has wide experience as an internist and pulmonologist: 10 years as an ordinator in Internal Medicine Department of R. Angelova General Hospital - Pernik, 10 years as a pulmonologist and Head of Patient Admission Consultational diagnostic block in the Specialized Hospital for Lung Diseases in Pernik. Since 2010 she is part of the Pulmonology Department of Tokuda Hospital Sofia.

Dr. Baykusheva is proficient in all conventional methods in pulmonology - function tests of breathing, conducting and interpreting of blood-gas analysis, thoracic ultrasound, pleural punction. Her clinical interest are in the area of the respiratory disorders during sleep and non-invasive ventilation.
Diana Lekova-Nikova, MD, Pneumologist, Internist
Maria Nacheva, MD, Pneumologist Dr. Nacheva graduated Medicine from Medical Faculty of Thracian University Stara Zagora in 2008. From September 2008 till July 2009 she worked as an ordinator in Pulmonology Department of Fifth General Hospital Sofia. From July 2009 she is a member of Pulmonology Department Team of Tokuda Hospital Sofia. From 2014 Dr. Nacheva has acquired Pulmonology and Phtisiatrocs specialty. At the moment she is specializing Interventional pulmonology. Her clinical and science interests are in the area of rare pulmonary diseases, mucoviscidosis and interventional pulmonology.
Anita Naidenova, MD, Pneumology Resident Physician
Ventzislav Dimitrov, MD, Pneumology Resident Physician
Head Nurse Kristina Yordanova, RN Head nurse Yordanova graduated from Medical College Yordanka Filaretova in 1991 with nursing specialty. In 2015 she graduated The Faculty for Public Health in Medical University Sofia with specialty "Management of healthcare services".
She has worked as a nurse in the Orthopedic Department of Regional Hospital, and Nephrology Department of Fifth General Hospital Sofia. She works in Tokuda Hospital Sofia since its opening. Head nurse Yordanova has a vast administrative experience as a secrerary in Second Internal Clinic from 2008 to 2014. Since 2014 she has been working as a spirometrical lab technician in the Functional pulmonary laboratory, and since January 2015 she has been a head nurse of Pulmonology Department.


Pneumology Clinic

Functionаl Lab

Endoscopic Sector

Virtual Asthma School



Hospital location

51B "Nikola I. Vaptsarov" blvd. (if you drive, the entrance is from "At. Dukov" str.), "Hladilnika" distr., 1407 "Lozenets".

The hospital has a parking lot. The first 30 min. are free of charge, then a fee of 3 bgn/hours applies.

Public transport:
Buses: №88, 120
Shuttle bus: 32

Subway: Getting off at "James Bourchier" station, after that walking through "Lozenets" distr., or tram №10, taking off at "Nikola I. Vaptsarov" stop. or a bus №88, taking ff at "Tokuda Hospital" stop.


From the Central Railway Station

Bus line №305 getting off at "Romanian embassy" stop
From "Romanian embassy" stop – Bus line №120 getting off at "Tokuda Hospital" stop.
(after the traffic lights at "Atanas Dukov" str.

With a subway, from "Central Railway Station" station, getting off at "James Bourchier" station, after that walking through "Lozenets" distr., or tram №10, taking off at "Nikola I. Vaptsarov" stop. or a bus №88, taking ff at "Tokuda Hospital" stop.