Krasimir Dimitrov Ivanov was born on March 10, 1960 in the city of Varna, Bulgaria. He graduated from the Higher Institute of Medicine of Varna in 1986. From 1987 to 1990, he worked as general practitioner in the town of Devnya. In 1990, he was elected assistant in the Department of General and Operative Surgery. He specialized in surgery (1990-1993), in oncology (2002-2005), and in health care management (2003-2005). He was postgraduate master student in business administration (2003-2005). In 1996, he successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled ‘On diagnosis and surgical treatment of rectal cancer’. He was elected associate professor of surgery in 2001. Between 2004 and 2012, he was head of the Department of General and Operative Surgery at the Medical University of Varna. Between 2001 and 2010, he was executive director of St. Marina University Hospital of Varna. In 2008, he successfully defended his DSc thesis entitled ‘Recent аdvances in diagnosis and surgical treatment of colorectal cancer’. He was elected professor of surgery in 2009. He was elected rector of the Medical University of Varna in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. He is national consultant of surgery in Bulgaria.
Research Interest: His research activity covers a variety of hot topics in surgical oncology and particularly in coloproctology, gastroenterology and hepatology - new diagnostic methods, including tumour markers, endorectal echography, endoscopy, modern imaging diagnosis, sentinel lymph nodes, laparoscopic surgery of colorectal cancer and colorectal liver metastases, etc,.