Employees

Management

Zvone Novina

Zvone Novina – General manager

Lenča Može

Lenča Može – director of finance

prim. Milan Stefanovič, md

prim. Milan Stefanovič, md – medical director

Robert Cugelj, MSc

Robert Cugelj, MSc – Manager

Doctors

prim. Milan Stefanovič, md

prim. Milan Stefanovič, md

He has been employed at Diagnostični center Bled since 1993 and has worked as the head of gastroenterological affairs as well as the medical director of the Centre. He is devoted to his profession, and in DC Bled he promotes the great tradition of gastrointestinal endoscopy. As an outstanding professional and excellent therapist he tackles even the most difficult endoscopic interventions and also successfully resolves them, always considering the patient’s safety and benefits. His contribution to the improved quality of endoscopy on the Slovenian ground is significant. His main activity, in addition to endoscopic diagnostics and treatment, is also prevention and early detection of the colorectal cancer and treatment of pancreatic diseases.

Nataša Brglez Jurečič, md.

Nataša Brglez Jurečič, md.

She completed her specialization in internal medicine in 2005, and she has been engaged in gastroenterology since 2006. She joined the team at the diagnostic centre Diagnostični center Bled in June 2018. She has more than a decade of experience in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy diagnostics and therapy, and she regularly attends trainings in Slovenia and abroad. Since 2010, she has cooperated in the SVIT preventive programme as a screening endoscopist. She has been engaged in the issues of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in a specialist clinic, and she also completed an additional training in the field of patient management undergoing biological therapy of IBD. In the future, she wishes to further deepen her knowledge in the field of therapeutic procedures in gastrointestinal endoscopy as well as to expand her knowledge and gain experience in other forms of endoscopic diagnostics; she is especially interested in endoscopic ultrasound.

Asist. Davorin Dajčman, md.

Davorin Dajčman has been employed at the diagnostic centre Diagnostični center Bled since January 2020, and he also works in two other companies, members of the Diagnostični center Bled Group, Gastromedica and MTC Fontana. In 1997, he took a specialist examination in internal medicine; he performed specialisation in Maribor, Ljubljana and Graz in Austria.

Between 2008 and 2016, he was the President of the Maribor Medical Association, and also the Vice-President of the Slovenian Medical Association (SZD) between 2014 and 2019. He was employed at the Maribor University Clinical Centre, where he was the deputy head of the department from 2011 and then the head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy between 2016 and 2019.

He regularly attends training, shares his knowledge with others, and is also a lecturer at many graduate schools in the field of gastroenterology and gastrointestinal endoscopy. He is also the main mentor for specialisation in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

In the companies of the Diagnostični center Bled Group, he deals with the fields of gastroscopy and ultrasound of the abdominal organs and clinical work (diagnosis and treatment) at the gastroenterological clinic.

He takes advantage of his free time for cycling, travelling, listening to jazz music, and also reading professional literature.

Maja Denkovski, md.

After finishing her studies at the Medical Faculty in Ljubljana, she decided to specialise in internal medicine at Novo mesto General Hospital. Throughout her specialisation, she focused on gastroenterology and received more in-depth education in this field. In 2015, she passed the specialist exam with honours.

In 2018, she took over the management of the Department of Gastroenterology and became acting head of the Centre for Endoscopy of Novo mesto General Hospital.

She has worked at Diagnostični center Bled since 2020. She performs diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures (gastroscopy and colonoscopy). In the specialist clinic, she mostly deals with patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease. She is aware that the patient must be well educated about his/her disease, so she likes to collaborate with various patient associations (Society of patients with coeliac disease, Society for Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease). She also participates as an endoscopist in the SVIT prevention programme intended for the prevention and early detection of precancerous changes and cancer of the colon and rectum.

Dejan Galič md.

Dejan Galič joined the team of urologists at the diagnostic centre Diagnostični center Bled in 2018, before which he had worked at the Urology Clinic at the Ljubljana Clinical Centre since 2008. He specialised in urology in 2013, and then worked extensively in urological oncology and urolithiasis. 

Mojca Gjidera, md.

Mojca Gjidera works in the histopathology laboratory of the diagnostic centre Diagnostični center Bled. After completing her studies at the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb, she continued her professional training at Maribor General Hospital, where she also passed a professional examination and obtained a licence to work in the field of general medicine. After completing her specialist examination in 2012, she joined the Institute of Oncology in Ljubljana, where she worked in the field of breast tumour pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, gynaecological pathology and haematopathology. During this time, she has regularly participated in clinico-pathological consilia in the field of haematopathology and breast pathology, obtained the title of mentor for the training of specialists in pathology, oncological internal medicine and surgery in the field of oncological pathology, participated in clinico-pathological studies and in the organisation of regular international seminars in the field of oncological pathology.

As a specialist in anatomical pathology and cytopathology, she performs macro- and microscopic examinations of tissues of the digestive tract, skin and urology. She participates in clinical pathology consilia.

Mojca Gjidera completed a postgraduate training course in diving medicine for doctors, organised according to the plan and programme of the “Croatian Society for Maritime, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine of the Croatian Medical Association” in Split. She has also obtained a licence to teach first aid from the Red Cross and has been actively involved with the Red Cross for several years. She received additional training in haematopathology in Basel, Switzerland.

Marjan Gorenc, md.

Marjan Gorenc works at the diagnostic centre Diagnostični center Bled and performs endoscopic gastrointestinal examinations in the gastroenterology outpatient clinic.

Borut Gubina, md.

Borut Gubina, md.

Borut Gubina made a specialisation from urology in 2008. He has been employed in the diagnostic centre Diagnostični center Bled since 2017, and prior to this he worked at the Urology Clinic at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana since 2004, where he was deeply engaged with prostate, kidney and bladder diseases. He carried out all diagnostic examinations of urological organs and operational procedures, particularly in the field of urological oncology. Additionally, he introduced the detection of pudendal nerve entrapment and functional urology. He was also a reference urologist for paraplegic persons. In his work, he pays a lot of attention to the detection and treatment of prostate cancer. In the future, he wishes to further educate in this area. He welcomed the new method of treating enlarged prostate with Rezūm steam treatment with interest and trained at the Boston Scientific training centre for the use of this method. He introduced the Rezūm method in Slovenia, making Diagnostični center Bled a reference centre for Rezūm.

Lidija Kaučevič Pohar, md.

Lidija Kaučevič Pohar, md.

She has been employed at Diagnostični center Bled since 2006 and she is the manager of the inpatient unit. She extensively studies the diseases of modern era, such as arterial hypertension, obesity, diabetes and blood lipid disorders which lead to premature heart failure and cardiovascular diseases. She conducts non-invasive cardiovascular diagnostics, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, performs stress testing and ultrasound of carotid arteries. She also runs a clinic for osteoporosis, which deals with the timely detection and treatment of this disease.

Rajko Knežević, md.

Rajko Knežević, md.

Rajko Knežević has practised gastroenterology since 2003 and has been part of the Diagnostični center Bled’s team since 2015, performing diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopies and ultrasounds. In addition to constantly working on improving his skills in those areas, he also wants to start performing interventional procedures in the near future.

Marjan Kuzmanoski, md.

Marjan Kuzmanoski specialised in urology in 2004. He worked at the urology clinic at the Skopje Clinical Centre and at the Remedika and Filip Vtori private hospitals in Skopje. From 2016 to 2020, he worked as a urologist in the urology department at Slovenj Gradec General Hospital in Slovenia. He independently performs urological diagnostic procedures, ESWL, urodynamics and operational procedures, especially in the field of endourology. In Macedonia, he introduced microsurgery procedures in the treatment of male infertility, which is his particular interest.

Ljiljana Ljepović, md.

Ljiljana Ljepović, md.

Since 2000, she has been working in Diagnostični center Bled, engaged in gastroenterology with endoscopic diagnostics (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) and medical treatment. She is particularly focused on hepatology (liver diseases). In addition to gastroenterology, she very professionally runs the preventive screening programmes, particularly those aimed at executives (the so-called executive health exams). She published a larger number of scientific articles on the importance of preventive screenings. Given the increasing incidence of burnout syndrome among the executives, she warned about these issues in her expert lectures.

Darko Ljubojević, md.

Darko Ljubojević finished his studies in medicine in Ljubljana in 2008, then he specialised in urology and passed a specialist exam in 2016. After that, he was employed in the urology department at Celje General Hospital. There, he also participated in the robot team of the urology department, performed diagnostic and operative procedures, including minimally invasive procedures; he was among the first to perform a fusion biopsy of the prostate in Slovenia. He regularly attends training as part of the European Association for Urology (EAU). He has worked at the diagnostic centre Diagnostični center Bled since 2020. In the future, he wishes to undertake further education in the field of detection and treatment of prostate cancer, urinary stones and sexual medicine.

Boris Palek, md.

Boris Palek, md.

Boris Palek completed his medical specialisation in 1998. He has been employed at the Diagnostic centre Diagnostični center Bled since April 2019, but already worked at the centre between 1998 and 2005. He works at the Diagnostic centre Diagnostični center Bled as a ward doctor and as a doctor at the osteoporosis clinic. In 2003, he gained an international certificate in clinical densitometry (DXA) for the field of osteoporosis in Los Angeles.

Zoran Stanišić, MSc., md.

Zoran Stanišić, MSc., md.

Zoran Stanišić brings a wealth of experience in gastroenterology to the Diagnostični center Bled from the Novi Sad University Medical Centre and the Rogaška Medical Centre, where he served as the Medical Director between 2004 and 2015. After graduating, he completed postgraduate studies in internal medicine and a subspecialization in gastroenterology.

Seeking to expand his knowledge even further, he went on to complete postgraduate studies at the Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies of the University of Belgrade and a master’s degree in pancreatology and computer science. He also worked as an assistant, transferring his knowledge and experience in internal medicine to younger generations.

Dr Stanišić’s work in gastroenterology is focused on diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy – upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) and endoscopic ultrasound of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, and proctology.

Samo Starman, md.

After graduation and specialization at the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana, he worked at the Institute of Oncology in the field of tumor pathology, mostly of soft tissues, thyroid glands, breasts and digestive tract. Then he was employed in the Izola GH, where he worked in the fields of general pathology and cytology.

In 2018, he started working in the diagnostic centre Diagnostični center Bled, where he has been deeply engaged mainly in gastrointestinal and urological pathology and pathology of dermatologic conditions. In the future, he wishes to further educate in these areas.

Sebastian Stefanović, md.

Sebastian Stefanović has worked at the diagnostic centre Diagnostični center Bled since 2021. He passed the specialist exam in the field of gastroenterology with honours on 29 October 2021. He passed the USMLE (The United States Medical Licensing Examination) and obtained the ECFMG certificate in August 2018. Under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Peter V. Draganov at the University of Florida in November 2019, he attended additional training in advanced endoscopic techniques. He performs specialist examinations and endoscopic gastroscopy and colonoscopy examinations at the gastroenterology clinic of the diagnostic centre Diagnostični center Bled. He has also been the secretary of the Slovenian Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology since November 2021.

Dejan Urlep, MSc., md.

Dejan Urlep, MSc., md.

Employed at Diagnostični center Bled since 2009, he operates in gastroenterology. He performs gastroscopy, colonoscopy, ultrasound examination of the abdomen and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). As a diagnostic tool, he most enjoys to perform ERCP, and sees the greatest chance of professional growth in endoscopic ultrasound. In addition to the hitherto in-depth study of medicine, his wishes for the future are to expand his view of the world by experiencing interesting leisure activities.

Jasna Volfand, md.

Jasna Volfand, md.

V Diagnostičnem centru Bled se od leta 1993 ukvarja z gastroenterologijo z endoskopsko (gastroskopije) in ultrazvočno diagnostiko. Podrobneje se posveča alergologiji z imunologijo ter prehrani, zato se v alergološki ambulanti ukvarja z alergijskimi boleznimi prebavil, celiakijo in različnimi drugimi oblikami neželenih reakcij na hrano. Opravila je evropski alergološki izpit in se veseli nadaljnjega izobraževanja iz klinične prehrane.

Irena Žnideršič, md.

Irena Žnideršič, md.

Irena Žnideršič, who boasts many years of experience in hospital diagnostics and emergency radiological diagnostics (CT, X-ray, ultrasound), has worked at the Diagnostični center Bled since 2016. She performs abdominal, breast, testicle, neck soft tissue and prostate examinations using state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment.

She has attended a number of professional training courses abroad to perfect her knowledge of muscle and joint ultrasound diagnostics and gained extensive experience during her many years of working in the field. Dr Žnideršič is also highly experienced in performing ultrasound-guided procedures such as prostate biopsies and shoulder calcium deposit removals.

In the future, she aims to expand her knowledge and gain experience in other forms of diagnostics, especially MRI diagnostics. 

Contractual staff

Andreja Širca Čampa bsc.

Andreja Širca Čampa has worked with the Diagnostični center Bled as a clinical dietitian since 2016. After completing a bachelor’s degree in food technology and gaining a general knowledge of food science and nutrition at the Biotechnical Faculty in Ljubljana, she went on to gain more specific knowledge and experience in diet therapy at the Pediatric Clinic in Ljubljana, where she works as the head of the Department of Nutrition, Dietotherapy and Clinical Nutrition.

Dr. Širca Čampa has extensive experience in nutrition for patients with diabetes, coeliac disease, allergies, obesity, chronic kidney disease and intestinal disorders as well as the more specific areas of nutrition for cancer patients and patients with congenital metabolic disorders and eating disorders. She has also authored or co-authored a number of professional works. 

Contractual doctors

Urška Bregar md.

Z Diagnostičnim centrom Bled sodeluje pri kardioloških preiskavah v sklopu preventivnih pregledov.

asist. dr. Jana Bremec md.

asist. dr. Jana Bremec md.

Jana Debeljak completed her medical studies at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ljubljana  with distinction and passed her specialist exam in dermatovenereology with commendation. She works at the Division of Dermatovenereology at the UMC Ljubljana and has collaborated with the Diagnostični center Bled as an external associate since 2016.

Dr Debeljak’s work is focused on dermatooncology, dermatosurgery and general dermatology. She finished her doctoral studies in biomedical technology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Maribor in 2018. During her specialization studies, she attended conferences and training courses in Slovenia and abroad to gain further knowledge and experience.

In 2015, Dr Debeljak trained for a month under the world-renowned dermatovenereologist José Bernabé Witte at the Virgen del Rocio hospital in Sevilla.

Tomi Bremec md.

Z Diagnostičnim centrom Bled sodeluje pri izvedbi zdravstvenih storitev v dermatovenerološki ambulanti. Tomi Bremec izvaja specialistične dermatološke preglede, preglede kožnih znamenj z dermatoskopom, krioterapije – odstranjuje kožne spremembe s tekočim dušikom, elektrokavstike – odstranjuje kožne spremembe z električnim kavterjem ter izreze – totalne ekscizije kožnih sprememb.

Zorica Ćuković

Igor Dražić md.

Igor Dražić v Diagnostičnem centru Bled izvaja zdravstvene storitve v ultrazvočni ambulanti.

chief physician dr. Ivan Ferkolj md.

Z Diagnostičnim centrom Bled sodeluje pri izvedbi zdravstvenih storitev v gastroenterološki ambulanti.

Andrej Gruden md.

Z Diagnostičnim centrom Bled sodeluje pri izvedbi zdravstvenih storitev v gastroenterološki ambulanti.

Zlatko Iternička md.

Z Diagnostičnim centrom Bled pogodbeno sodeluje pri delu v histopatološkem laboratoriju.

Ivan Kos md.

Ivan Kos v Diagnostičnem centru Bled izvaja zdravstvene storitve v ultrazvočni ambulanti.

Assist. Prof. Nina Kovačević, md.

chief physician Boštjan Lavrenčak md.

As a specialist otolaryngologist, he has been collaborating with Diagnostični center Bled since 1993. He conducts a complete examination of the ears, nose, pharynx, and larynx. Due to his long-standing expertise he can advise and, if necessary, refer the examined patients to necessary diagnostic tests in specialized healthcare institutions.

Miljenko Lovrić md.

As an external associate, a specialist orthopaedic surgeon, he has been collaborating with Diagnostični center Bled since 2005. He performs orthopaedic examinations, consultations, orthopaedic treatment, and he is also involved in preventive examinations, since health checks are a part of the routine programme.

chief physician dr. Robert Marčun md.

He has been collaborating with DC Bled since 2006. He is involved in the treatment and outpatient follow-up of pulmonary and cardiac patients, and he performs non-invasive cardiac and pulmonary diagnostics. His basic examination tools are ultrasound of the heart and stress testing.

Nadja Ružič Medvešček md.

She has been collaborating with the Centre at the Cardiology clinic of the Ljubljana branch since 2011.

chief physician mag. Venčeslav Pišot md.

As an external associate, a specialist orthopaedic surgeon, he has been collaborating with Diagnostični center Bled since 2005. He performs orthopaedic examinations, consultations, orthopaedic treatment, and he is also involved in preventive examinations, since health checks are a part of the routine programme.

Matjaž Pustovrh md.

He has collaborated with Diagnostični center Bled since 2015. He carries out diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease in accordance with the latest medical knowledge.

Klemen Ravnihar md.

He has been working at Diagnostični center Bled in the field of orthopaedics since 2013. Mainly, he diagnoses and treats the diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system, as well as sports injuries. At the Centre he performs outpatient therapeutic procedures within the orthopaedic clinics, and he regularly conducts arthroscopic orthopaedic surgeries and joint replacement surgeries.

Ksenija Šimnovec md.

mag. Srečko Štepec md.

Z Diagnostičnim centrom Bled sodeluje pri izvedbi zdravstvenih storitev v gastroenterološki ambulanti.

asist. dr. Lovro Suhodolčan md.

He finished the Celje-Center Grammar School in 2000 with honours. During his studies at the Faculty of Medicine he received the Prešeren award. In 2007, he passed the professional exam and in 2008 he started his specialisation in orthopaedic surgery which he completed in 2014 with honours. Then he got employed at the Orthopaedic Clinic of the Ljubljana University Medical Centre. In 2013, he gained a PhD and became an Assistant at the University Department of Orthopaedics at the Ljubljana Faculty of Medicine.

As an Assistant Dr he conducts seminars for medical students, regularly publishes articles in the field of orthopaedic pathology and lectures at orthopaedic conferences.

He is employed at the department for spinal surgery at the Orthopaedic Clinic of the Ljubljana University Medical Centre. His field of specialisation is spinal pathology and he also treats patients with foot and ankle deformations. He has been working with the Diagnostic centre Diagnostični center Bled since 2014.

Brigita Švab md.

Before specialising in general surgery, she dedicated a lot of time to diagnostics and treatment of artery and vein diseases. After completing her specialisation, she spent a few months at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston to perfect her knowledge of vascular surgery. She got to know the modern way of approaching patients and vascular diseases. A year later she visited Maastricht with the same purpose. She has acquired a lot of knowledge which she has brought into her work at the hospital. In 2008, when she focused on vascular diseases, she started pursuing an independent career. She started performing a modern treatment of the inside of veins, first by laser and in the last year also with ClariVein. She mostly focuses on the holistic approach, from diagnosis to different ways of treating surface veins.

David Žižek md.

Z Diagnostičnim centrom Bled sodeluje pri kardioloških preiskavah v sklopu preventivnih pregledov.

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