Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hristo Hinkov, MD

phone +3592 8056 444, e-mail:

Assoc. Prof. Hristo Hinkov is a psychiatrist, graduated in medicine in 1980 and a master's degree in health management in 2002. He has specialized in Japan, USA, the Netherlands, Belgium. He took an active part in the restoration of the BMA in 1990 and was elected to the governing bodies of the union. He was Head of the Projects Department at the Ministry of Health and Deputy Director of the National Health Insurance Fund in 1997–2001. social psychiatry. He has a number of publications in scientific journals and public media in the field of psychiatry and public health. Since December 2014 he has been the director of NCPHP.

Deputy Director

Prof. Dr. Plamen Dimitrov, MD

phone +3592 8056 420, e-mail:

Prof. Dr. Plamen Dimitrov, MD is Deputy Director of NCPHA and Director of the Directorate "Health Promotion and Disease Prevention". He graduated in medicine in 1988. In 2001 he obtained a master's degree in epidemiology from Michigan State University, and in 2011 he completed a master's degree in public health and health management at MU-Sofia. In 2004 he defended his dissertation on the scientific specialty "Social Medicine and Organization of Health and Pharmacy". Since 2008 he has been an associate professor, and since 2013 he has been a professor of "Social Medicine and Organization of Healthcare and Pharmacy". There are two medical specialties - "Social Medicine and Health Management" and "Hygiene". His professional interests are in the field of health policy and health management, social medicine, health promotion and disease prevention,chronic non-communicable diseases, epidemiology and biostatistics, health technology assessment, social determinants of health. EU and WHO project and program manager. Author and co-author of over 150 scientific publications. He is Chairman of the Expert Council for the Medical Specialty "Social Medicine and Health Management" under the Minister of Health.

Secretary General

Assoc. Prof. Teodor Panev, Ph.D.

phone +3592 8056 255, e-mail:

Assoc. Prof. Teodor Panev, MD, graduated in engineering chemistry. In 1991 he defended his dissertation on the scientific specialty "Hygiene". Since 2001 he has been an associate professor in the scientific specialty "Hygiene", he has a medical specialty "Sanitary Chemistry". He was Deputy Director of the NCPHA (2000–2004 and 2009–2011). He managed the accredited Test Center "Higihrantest" at NCPHP (2002-2009) to perform analyzes of water, food, soil, cosmetics and others. He was Deputy Director and Director of the Laboratory and Analytical Activity Directorate at the Executive Environment Agency (2012–2018). He was the head of the accredited laboratory of the EEA under BDS 17025. His professional and research interests are in the field of quality and testing of environmental parameters and their interpretation - air, water (surface and groundwater), radiation, soil and waste,as well as in the field of safety and health at work in the part of measurement and interpretation of chemical agents in the air of the working environment and work premises. Author and co-author of over 100 scientific publications - articles, monographs and textbooks at home and abroad. He has been a contractor, coordinator and project manager under the fourth and sixth framework programs of the EU, the PHARE program and the OP "Environment", international programs for bilateral bilateral cooperation bilateral cooperation programs.