Prof. Alan Ivkovic

OVERVIEW

Dr. Ivković graduated from the School of Medicine in Zagreb in 1999. His residency in orthopaedic surgery started in 2002, and he passed specialist exam in 2007. He obtained PhD degree in biomedical sciences in 2009, and the topic of his thesis was application of gene therapy in articular cartilage repair. Currently he is a consultant orthopedic surgeon at the University Hospital Sveti Duh in Zagreb. He is also assistant professor at the Department of Biotechnology University of Rijeka where he teaches regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. He also has academic affiliations with School of Medicine University of Zagreb and with Faculty of Applied Health Sciences in Zagreb. He authored numerous scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as numerous chapters in books and encyclopedias. As an International Fulbright Fellow he spent academic year 2007/2008 in the Center for Molecular Orthopaedics at Harvard University in Boston, USA. He is a recipient of numerous domestic and international fellowships and awards. During his career he visited numerous international teaching institutions and participated in various courses, including those in Boston, Chicago, Amsterdam, Freiburg, Munich, Barcelona, Milano and Basel. His professional focus is adult lower extremity reconstructive surgery (including joint replacement and soft tissue surgery), as well as bone and cartilage tissue engineering. He is a team leader of the Croatian partner in the international consortium within EU FP7 project BIO-COMET (Bioreactor-based, clinically oriented engineering of tissues) and HORIZON 2020 project BIO-CHIP (Bioengineered grafts for cartilage healing in patients). He is a board member of the Croatian Orthopaedic Society and the national EBOT (European Board of Orthopaedic Surgery) delegate. As an official physician of the Croatian Water Polo Federation he participated in 2012 London Olympic Games (gold medalist), European Championships in Zagreb 2010 (gold medalist) and World Championships in Melbourne 2007 (gold medalist).

See also  Dr. Amr Seifeldin
University hospital “Sveti Duh”
Zagreb, Croatia
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WORK EXPERIENCE

Consultant orthopedic surgeon at the University Hospital Sveti Duh in Zagreb

Croatia

Assistant professor at the Department of Biotechnology University of Rijeka

Croatia

Attending physician at the University Hospital Sveti Duh, Zagreb

2010-2015

Head of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Catherine’s Hospital, Zabok

2011-2015

Team leader

EU FP7 project BIO-COMET (Bioreactor-based, clinically oriented engineering of tissues) and HORIZON 2020 project BIO-CHIP (Bioengineered grafts for cartilage healing in patients)

Physician

Croatian Water Polo Federation, participated in 2012 London Olympic Games 

EDUCATION

School of Medicine in Zagrb

1999

Residency Orthopedic surgery

2002-2006

PhD degree in biomedical sciences

2007 I Application of gene therapy in articular cartilage repair

International Fulbright Fellow

2007/2008 I Center for Molecular Orthopaedics at Harvard University in Boston, USA

International teaching and various courses

Boston, Chicago, Amsterdam, Freiburg, Munich, Barcelona, Milano and Basel.

PUBMED

Molnar V, Zekan P, Dušek T, Ivković A. Multiple Metatarsal Fractures: The First Manifestation of Cushing’s Disease-A Case Report.

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2021 May 1;111(3):Article_2. doi: 10.7547/19-024. PMID: 34144582.

Jankovic S, Vrgoc G, Vuletic F, Ivkovic A. Modified Technique for Combined Reconstruction of Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Anterolateral Ligament.

Arthrosc Tech. 2021 Jan 16;10(2):e599-e604. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2020.10.046. PMID: 33680798; PMCID: PMC7917388.

PUBMED

Rogina A, Pušić M, Štefan L, Ivković A, Urlić I, Ivanković M, Ivanković H. Characterization of Chitosan-Based Scaffolds Seeded with Sheep Nasal Chondrocytes for Cartilage Tissue Engineering.

Ann Biomed Eng. 2021 Jun;49(6):1572-1586. doi: 10.1007/s10439-020-02712-9. Epub 2021 Jan 6. PMID: 33409853.

Briški N, Vrgoč G, Knjaz D, Janković S, Ivković A, Pećina M, Lauc G. Association of the matrix metalloproteinase 3 (MMP3) single nucleotide polymorphisms with tendinopathies: case-control study in high-level athletes.

Int Orthop. 2021 May;45(5):1163-1168. doi: 10.1007/s00264-020-04684-w. Epub 2020 Jun 30. PMID: 32607795.

Barbara K, Alan I, Goran V, Saša J. Knee infection following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a cohort study of one thousand, eight hundred and ninety one patients from the single-centre database.

Int Orthop. 2020 May;44(5):869-875. doi: 10.1007/s00264-020-04500-5. Epub 2020 Feb 29. PMID: 32114657.

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