Doncho Donev

Doncho Donev

Doncho Donev
Executive Editor
Professor and Director, Faculty of Medicine
Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia


Doncho Donev, MD, PhD, is a professor of social medicine and public health expert with more than 30 years experience in the field. He was born in Shtip, R. Macedonia, on Nov. 25, 1949. After having graduated at the Faculty of Medicine (FM) "St. Cyril and Methodius" University in Skopje, R. Macedonia, in 1973, he completed specialization in social medicine in 1981 and was elected Assist. Lecturer in 1982. He received Doctoral Degree (PhD) in early 1993 at the FM-Skopje and was elected Assist. Professor in May 1993. Then he realized one-year postdoctoral studies in public health (Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program) at the Emory University School of Public Health in Atlanta, GA, USA, in the academic year 1993/94. He was elected Assoc. Professor in 1998 and Professor in 2003 at the Skopje FM and, since 2006, Professor at the European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD), University for Peace established by the United Nations - Belgrade ECPD Headquarters.
Prof. Donev is founder and the first chief of the Chair of Social Medicine (1994) and founder and the first director of the Institute of Social Medicine (1998) within the Skopje FM. He was driving force for establishing Center/ School of Public Health (2003) and developing MPH and PhD studies curricula in Public Health at the FM-Skopje. His professional and research interest include broad scope of activities related to prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCD) and other priority health problems, health status and health needs of the vulnerable population groups, organization of health systems and healthcare management, health economics, health education and history and philosophy of medicine and public health. As a national counterpart of WHO he contributed for preparing the European Strategy and Action Plan for Prevention and Control of NCDs and related documents in R. Macedonia.

Research Interest

Social Medicine
Public Health
Health Care Management