Tokuda Hospital Sofia

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Rumen Lazarov, MD, Radiation Therapy and Radiosurgery Dept. Chief Dr. Lazarov graduated from the Sofia Medical Academy with the highest academic honors. He has earned his medical specialties in medical radiology and oncology. Dr. Lazarov is a highly qualified specialist with expert knowledge in radiotherapy and oncology gained during 18 years of professional experience. He has actively participated in the introduction of computer tomography diagnostics and tumor staging, with which new methods of individualized CT radiotherapy planning are based upon for patients with Hodgkin’s disease, and testicular, lung, and pelvic tumors.
Dr. Lazarov participated actively in the entire process of planning, construction, and bringing into operation of our Elekta Linear Accelerator radiotherapy system. He has also implemented new radiotherapy planning and treatment methodologies using our Elekta Linear Accelerator for patients with head, neck, thoracic, and abdominal tumors. He also trains our personnel to work with the equipment, planning software, and to administrate the data from our linear accelerator. Combining his practical knowledge and scientific interest he successfully completed two clinical trials one for Gerisan in 2000, and one for Erythropoietin in 2002, and he is currently completing a clinical trial for Perifozin.
In 2005, he was appointed the Topometry Laboratory Chief in the Radiotherapy Clinic of the National Oncology Hospital in Sofia.
For over 10 years he participated in the following Diagnostic-Treatment Committees:
Member Radiotherapy Committee- National Oncology Hospital Sofia
Member Lung Cancer Committee- National Oncology Hospital Sofia
Member Lymphoma Committee- National Hematology Center Sofia

Since 2006, he has been a member of the Oncology Commission of the Sveta Anna University Hospital.
He was appointed in November 2009 to lead the Radiotherapy Department of Tokuda Hospital Sofia.
Dr. Lazarov has extensive teaching experience, when he began working as a doctor he also became a lecture and practicum assistant for radiology technicians in the Yordanka Filaretova Medical College in Sofia. Since 1995, he has lead full lecture courses.
Stoyanka Georgieva, MD, Radiation Therapy Physician
Doroteya Ivanova, MD, Radiation Therapy Physician Dr. Ivanova graduated with academic honors from the Moscow National University in 2009. Directly after graduation, she began working in Tokuda Hospital Sofia as a resident in our radiotherapy department. During her university studies, she participated in research projects in genetics, biochemistry, and biophysics. She has publications in neurology and neurosurgery, and she has won awards for her contributions to reports on neurology and space medicine. She organized an international course for space biology and medicine in 2007-2008. She is fluent in Russian and English.
Denitza Avgerinova, MD, Radiation Therapy Physician
Mesut Mehmed, MD, Radiation Therapy Resident Physician
Inna Apostolova, Medical Physicist
Zdravka Spasova, Мedical physicist Mrs. Spasova graduated as a medical physicist from the Sofia University in 2007. She has been a member of Tokuda Hospital Sofia since April 2009, and she actively participated in the calibrations of our new equipment and getting our radiotherapy department licensed. She was a participant in the European School of Medical Physics in France during 2008 and 2009. She is fluent in Russian and English.
Konstantin Paenov, Medical physicist
Ivona Katzarska, Мedical physicist
Galya Tzvetkova, Medical physicist
Tatyana Georgieva, Medical physicist
Ivet Payanova, RTT, Chief Radiation Therapy Technician Mrs. Payanova graduated from the Medical College of the Sofia Medical University with a radiology technician degree in 1989. She also has a bachelor’s degree in nursing management from the Public Health Faculty of the Sofia Medical University. From 1989-2001, she worked as a radiology technician in the 23rd Diagnostic and Consultative Center in Sofia. In 1999-2001, she worked in the Medical Center Biocheck as a radiology technician. In 2001, she was appointed the senior radiology technician in the medical imaging diagnostics department in the Sv. Ekaterina University hospital. She worked as our senior radiology technician in the medical imaging diagnostics department of Tokuda Hospital Sofia since our opening in 2006. In 2009, she was appointed as the senior radiology technician of our radiotherapy department. Her post graduate medical training includes international certifications for all areas of medical imaging: CT, MRT, conventional X-ray, mammography, and bone density assessment as well as for radiotherapy for working with Linear Accelerators and computer tomography radiotherapy planning. She specialized in Austria, Poland, and Japan. She participates in congresses and seminars of the Bulgarian Association of Radiology and Bulgarian Association of Nurses including giving presentations some of related to personnel management. She is fluent in English, Russian, and German.
Lyupcho Iliev, RTT, Acting Chief Radiation Therapy Technician Mr. Iliev graduated from the Medical College Yordanka Filaretova with a radiology technician degree in 2007. In 2009, he received his bachelor’s degree in health care management from the New Bulgarian University. He has completed international certification training courses for working with Linear Accelerators and computer tomography radiotherapy planning. Between 2007 and 2009, he worked as a radiology technician in the dental X-ray office “Dr. Snezhanka Zheleva”. In 2009, he began working for our radiotherapy department.
Antoniya Antonova, RTT, Radiation Therapy Technician
Petko Tzenov, RTT, Radiation Therapy Technician
Atonia Hristova, RTT, Radiation Therapy Technician
Iva Borisova, RTT, Radiation Therapy Technician
Zdravko Grozdanov, RTT, Radiation Therapy Technician
Aleksandra Yovanovska, RTT, Radiation Therapy Technician
Yoana Malcheva, RTT, Radiation Therapy Technician
Stanislav Stanishev, RTT, Radiation Therapy Technician
Katrin Balabanova, Medical secretary
Tatyana Kostova, Medical secretary
Head Nurse Savina Rasheva, RN Mrs. Rasheva graduated from the Medical College of the Sofia Medical University with a nursing degree in 1990. In 2004, she received a degree in social work from the Veliko Turnovo University Sv. Kiril and Metodi. She gained her professional experience working as a nurse in the Oncology Hospital in Sofia. Her post graduate medical training includes course for palliative nursing, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and psychotherapy for oncology. She has been a member of our radiotherapy team since May 2009.

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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.

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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.