Born January 4, 1950 in Sofia. Married, has one child.
Graduated from the Medical Academy in Sofia. Worked as general practitioner at the Clinic of orthodaedics and traumatology in Stara Zagora, and general practitioner at "Pirogov" emergency hospital in Sofia. Later, head of unit in Third Traumatological Clinic, Deputy Director of the Policlinic and Hospital, and Head of the Third Traumatological Clinic. Director of "Pirogov" Emergency Hospital 1992-96.
Minister of Health Care since Feb. 1997.