IN MEMORIAM Prof. Dr med. EKATERINA TITIANOVA
Prof. Dr. Ekaterina Titianova
1958 - 2022
Acad. Prof. EKATERINA TITIANOVA, MD, PhD, DSc
Head of the Clinic of Functional Diagnostics of Nervous System, Military Medical Academy - Sofia
Professor of Neurology and Head of Department, Medical Faculty of Sofia University "St. Kl. Ohridski"
Academician of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Academician of the Serbian Royal Academy of Sciences and Artists
President of the Bulgarian Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics
Member of the Executive Committee of the Neurosonology Specialty Group of the World Federation of Neurology
died in January 2022, at the age of 63.
The Officers, the Executive Committee and all the members of the Neurosonology Specialty Group of the World Federation of Neurology (NSG/WFN) deeply mourn the early death of Ekaterina Titianova and her husband Chavdar Rusev. Apart from the outstanding scientific and academic achievements and kindness of Prof Titianova, the friendliness and exceptional hospitality of both of them will be unforgotten.
We want to express our sincere condolences and sympathy to their families.
We will honor Prof. Ekaterina Titianova in a Memorial Lecture during the Joint Conference or the Korean Society of Neurosonology and the NSG/WFN in Seoul, Korea, in November 2022.
Kurt Niederkorn, MD PhD Alex Razumovsky, MD Fabienne Perren, MD PhD
Chairman, NSG WFN Secretary NSG WFN Treasurer, NSG WFN
January 17, 2022
Prof. Titianova graduated in medicine in 1982 at the Medical Academy - Sofia. She started working as a neurologist at the regional hospital in the town of Gotse Delchev. In 1983 she entered the Department of Neurology of the Medical Academy, Sofia. Later she became head of the Neurology Department of the University Specialized Hospital of Neurology and Psychiatry "St. Naum” EAD, Sofia and the Laboratory of Clinical Neurosonography. In 1987 she acquired a degree in nervous diseases, in 1990 - an educational and scientific degree "Doctor", and in 2007 - a scientific degree "Doctor of Science". Since 2003 she has been Associate Professor at the Military Medical Academy - Sofia, and since 2009 - Professor of neurology.
She was an external expert at the Ministry of Health, the National Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation at the Council of Ministers, the National Health Insurance Fund and the European Commission.
Prof. Tityanova has specialized in neurology, neurosonology and motor gait control at prestigious universities in Austria, USA, Mexico, Germany and Finland. Her scientific contributions are in the field of cerebrovascular diseases, neurosonology, hemorheology, motor gait control, autonomic disorders and neurorehabilitation.
She was an innovator in the study of gait through electronic analysis of steps and developed new directions in neurorehabilitation in Bulgaria.
She was recognized as an international expert in neurosonology - introduced, developd and approved new directions in the ultrasound diagnosis of the nervous system at home and abroad and was the founder of the Bulgarian Society of Neurosonology in 2005.
Prof. Titinanova organized in Sofia the 16th World Neurosonology Meeting of the World Federation of Neurology, Oct. 18-20, 2013 and a Regional Teaching Course of the European Academy of Neurology, Oct. 6-8, 2017
Her scientific output includes monographs, textbooks, manuals and over 250 publications at home and abroad, which are internationally cited.
She was principal investigator, national coordinator and participant in national and international studies in the field of stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. She has been a guest lecturer in Mexico, Finland, Serbia, Croatia and Georgia.
Prof. Ekaterina Tityanova was an active member of national and international organizations and foundations and a coordinator for Bulgaria in postgraduate programs at the World Federation of Neurology.
She was the founder and chairman of the Bulgarian Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics and she was a member of the Executive Committee of the Neurosonology Specialty Group of the World Federation of Neurology.
She was established as an international expert on strokes for Central and Eastern Europe and a representative for Bulgaria in the group "Women's Stroke Initiative in Europe" of the European Stroke Society.
She was the founder and editor-in-chief of the periodical scientific bilingual English-Bulgarian journal Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics, which is referenced in the Emerging Sources Citation Index. She was a member of the editorial boards of the journals Neurosonology (Japan), Archivos de Neurociencias (Mexico), the electronic journal Oruen and 6 national scientific journals.
Prof. Ekaterina Tityanova was the winner of the Merrill Spencer Award of the European Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics (2009), the Golden Hippocratic Oath of the Balkan Association for the History and Philosophy of Medicine (2015), the National Medical Award in the World recognition in medical science ”(2017) and“ Medicine and Education ”for the establishment of a school of Neurosonology (2018). She was awarded the Badge of Honor of the Ministry of Defense (2016), the Peter Beron Medal of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Arts (2017) and the Diploma of the Bulgarian Red Cross for Humanism (2018). She was the winner of the 2018 Pythagorean Grand Prize for overall contribution of the Ministry of Education and Science.
IN MEMORIAM David Russell, MD, Ph.D., FRCPE
January 31, 1948 - April 20, 2022
Founding president of the European Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics. https://esnch.org/in-memoriam/