Ivan Dimitrov ZANZOV


Born on May 3, 1933 in the village of Kolyo Marinovo, Bratya Daskalovi municipality, Haskovo district. Married, has two sons.

Completed high school in Chirpan 1951. Graduated from the High Medical Institute of Plovdiv 1959. Post-graduate studies at universities and clinics in Moscow, Sankt Petersburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Odenze. Ph.D. in Medicine 1971 and 1983. Assistant professor, chief assistant professor, senior assistant professor and associate professor in the department of Surgery of the High Medical Institute of Plovdiv 1969-83. Professor of Surgery in the High Medical Institute of Plovdiv since 1984. Member of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria.

Member of BSP. Member of the Supreme Council of BSP 1991-92 and since Dec. 1996. MP in the 7th Grand National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of BSP). Deputy chair of the Committee on Health and Sports in the 7th Grand National Assembly. MP (elected in Pazardjik) in the 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of the Democratic Left). Chair of the Committee on Health in the 37th National Assembly.

Publications: "Differential and Diagnostical Value of Bronchomediastinoskopis and Pneumomediastinographitas in the Cases of Cancer and Other Diseases" 1973, "Clinical and Functional Evaluation of Micro-circulation in the Cases of HANK and Its Importance for Practical Surgery".

Awards: Honored Doctor of Bulgaria.

Leisure interests: hunting, native crystals.