Specialist doctors

Anita Kek-Ljubec, MD

Specialist in internal medicine – gastroenterologist, Medical Director

She is employed full-time at the Rogaška Medical Centre, where she mostly works in the field of endoscopic diagnostics and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. She is in the top among Slovenian endoscopists with regard to the number of annually performed endoscopic tests. After her degree, she completed her theoretical and practical trainings in the field of endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound diagnostics. She has been continuing her studies in the field of clinical nutrition and diet therapy, and takes part in nutrition consultation.

Anita Kek-Ljubec, MD

Petra Žohar, MD

Specialist in internal medicine — cardiologist

She has been continuing her studies in the field of heart ultrasound, both transthoracic and transesophageal. She has obtained the European licence in transthoracic ultrasound of the heart. She has been passing on her knowledge to younger generations and participates as a teacher and mentor at the Slovenian school of ultrasound of the heart, which is organized by the Slovenian Cardiology Association. She is a member of the Slovenian and European Cardiology Associations and workshops for heart ultrasounds at the European Cardiology Association. She is the manager of the cardiac activity at the Rogaška Medical Centre.

Petra Žohar, MD

Nataša Jernejšek Kopinič, MD

Specialist in internal medicine

She completed her specialization in internal medicine and works in the field of cardiology. She is obtaining additional training in the field of heart ultrasound and ultrasound of the carotid arteries. She took part in the course of transthoracic ultrasound of the heart and neurosonology. She is also the professional manager of the Preventive Managers’ Programme at the Rogaška Medical Centre.

Nataša Jernejšek Kopinič, MD

Suzana Lazarova, MD

Specialist in internal medicine

She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje in 1986 and continued her studies in abdominal ultrasound, diabetes, asthma and haemodialysis and in 1995 completed her specialization in internal medicine. She has been the head of the department for the treatment and rehabilitation of the digestive tract and digestion-related diseases at the Rogaška Medical Centre since 2004. She actively participates at international congresses, where she lectures on the Rogaška Medical Centre, Donat Mg mineral water, and the health spa treatment in Rogaška Slatina.

Suzana Lazarova, MD

Ilonka Ratkajec, MD

Physiatry specialist — balneologist

She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb in 1979. Afterwards she completed her specialization in physical and rehabilitation medicine in Ljubljana. Since 1981, she has been working in the fields of balneotherapy and physiotherapy, where she has a lot of experience. For some time, she was also a professional manager for balneophysical therapy at the Rogaška Medical Centre. She is a member of the team for the rehabilitation of patients after the treatment of cancerous diseases of the digestive tract. She is also a member of the Society for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine of Slovenian Medical Association.

Ilonka Ratkajec, MD

Irena Bajc, MD

Specialist in family medicine

She completed a Master’s degree in biomedicine. At the Rogaška Medical Centre, she works in the field of balneology, and has been continuing her studies in the field of pain-relief therapy and acupuncture. She has cooperated as a professional head in the project to obtain the Accreditation Canada certificate, which we obtained in 2014 for the quality and safety of our services according to international standards.

Irena Bajc, MD

Irena Žnideršič, MD

Radiology specialist

She has been employed at the Rogaška Medical Centre as the head of department for X-ray and ultrasound. Abroad she undertook additional training in the field of muscular-skeletal ultrasound diagnostics. She performs ultrasound procedures. She is a member of the Slovenian, European and American associations of radiologists as well as the Slovenian and European associations for ultrasound use in medicine.

Irena Žnideršič, MD

Dragan Popov, MD

Radiology specialist

He has been continuing his postgraduate studies in the field of ultrasound diagnostics of vascular diseases. At the Rogaška Medical Centre, he works in the department of x-rays and ultrasound.

Dragan Popov, MD

Brigita Švab, MD

General surgery specialist

Since the beginning of her professional career, she has dealt with vascular diseases in great depth. She worked alongside well-known cardiovascular surgeons at the Texas Heart Institute in Texas, and surgeons in Maastricht in the Netherlands. She completed an ultrasound course in Zagreb. For several years, she acted as deputy head of the Department for vascular surgery at the Celje General Hospital. She has introduced new operation techniques in the field of varices – an endovenous laser operation technique at the Rogaška Medical Centre.

Brigita Švab, MD

Ružica Slivnik, MD

Dermatovenerology specialist — balneologist

She completed her post-graduate studies in gerontology and specialization in dermatovenerology. At the Rogaška Medical Centre, she introduced procedures with the diode laser for the removal of tiny blood vessels of the face, tiny veins on the legs and permanent hair removal, rejuvenation programmes, programmes for smoothing out wrinkles and acne treatment. She is a member of the Slovenian section for dermatovenerology and professional manager of the Dermatological clinic.

Ružica Slivnik, MD

Assistant Professor Zdenko Orožim, MD, PhD

Specialist in general, plastic and reconstructive surgery

He deepened his knowledge in the field of aesthetic surgery and hand surgery at courses and trainings in Waldenburg, Girona, Graz, Mersin, Lugano, Budapest, at the Kaplan Institute, Hospital de Barcelona, Centro medico Delfos, Aesthetic Institute Vila-Rovira and Centro medico Teknon in Barcelona as well as at the Clinic for hand surgery in Bad Neustadt. He regularly participates at European and World Congresses for plastic surgery and hand surgery. He passes his knowledge and expertise on to the students of the medical faculties in Maribor and Ljubljana. He is a member of the Slovenian and the European association of plastic surgeons and is currently the president of the section for hand surgery in Slovenia.

Assistant Professor Zdenko Orožim, MD, PhD

Tatjana Trajkovska, MD

Specialist in general medicine

She believes in a comprehensive (holistic) approach to treatment, and therefore took part in additional training in the field of acupuncture in Ljubljana with Edvin Dervišević, MSc, and in China, 14 months in total. She also completed a three-year course in clinical psychology with psychologist Viktor Gerkman. She regularly trains and visits seminars on meditation, and the influence of nutrition, respiration and thinking on health. She performs acupuncture at the Rogaška Medical Centre, and is active in the fields of balneology and detoxification.

Tatjana Trajkovska, MD

Ivanka Bračun, MD

Specialist in internal medicine and balneology

At the Rogaška Medical Centre she worked as a balneologist, and later as the head of cardiac activity. She completed her post-graduate education in the field of clinical allergology and asthma, and obtained a license in transthoracic ultrasound of the heart. She is a member of the Slovenian Respiratory Society and the Slovenian and European allergology and immunology sector.

Ivanka Bračun, MD

Assist. Prof. Damir Franić, MD

Specialist in gynaecology and obstetrics

He finished his postgraduate studies in clinical pharmacology. He is a member of the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) and the International Menopause Society (IMS), court expert for the fields of gynaecology and obstetrics, regularly invited lecturer at foreign and domestic professional meetings. He was given the title “My gynaecologist 2014” within the project “My Doctor” and is an external collaborator at the Rogaška Medical Centre.

Assist. Prof. Damir Franić, MD

Klemen Jagodič, MD, MSc

Urology specialist

He acquired a certificate to work with the Da Vinci robotic system. He actively participates at professional meetings in Slovenia and abroad as a member of the Association of urologists of Slovenia and the European Association for Urology. He is one of the leading Slovenian urologists in the field of robotic surgery and an external collaborator at the Rogaška Medical Centre.

Klemen Jagodič, MD, MSc

Sandi Poteko, MD

Urology specialist

He actively participates at congresses as a member of the Association of urologists of Slovenia and the European association for urology. Through regular courses in Slovenia and abroad, he has acquired the knowledge to perform complete urological diagnostics and operational activity. He actively cooperates with the Rogaška Medical Centre as an external collaborator.

Sandi Poteko, MD

Slavko Ristić, MD

Radiology specialist

He performs sonographic and CT diagnostics and is an external collaborator at the Rogaška Medical Centre.

Slavko Ristić, MD

Prof. Rok Vengust, MD

Specialist orthopaedist

He acquired the title of doctor of science for the development study of hip dysplasia and was named professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ljubljana and the head of the Spine Surgery Ward at the Orthopaedic Clinic of the Ljubljana Medical Centre. His field of expertise is spinal surgery.

Prof. Rok Vengust, MD

Boštjan Birsa, MD

Specialist in internal medicine – gastroenterologist

An external collaborator at the Rogaška Medical Centre. He leads a team for endoscopy at the Celje General Hospital.

Rajko Knežević, MD

Specialist in internal medicine – gastroenterologist

An external collaborator at the Rogaška Medical Centre.

Assist. Dragan Kovačić, MD

Specialist in internal medicine – cardiologist

He graduated as the best student in the year and acquired the title of a specialist in internal medicine. He finished his specialization in internal medicine, with additional knowledge in the areas of cardiology, which he upgraded with a doctorate of heart failure. The area of his work is mostly invasive cardiac diagnostics and therapy (coronagraphy) and the insertion of pacemakers. He is the head of Cardiology Section at the Celje General Hospital and an external collaborator at the Rogaška Medical Centre.

Nada Ranisav Lartey, MD

Specialist in general medicine

She is a mentor for general medicine. Among other things, she worked at the Institute for the transfusion and transplantation of organs in Sarajevo.

Anica Lončar, MD

Specialist in general medicine

For many years, she has been the main mentor for the course on family medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Universities of Ljubljana and Maribor.

Stanko Tominc, MD

Specialist physiotherapist

He finished his specialization in the field of physical and rehabilitation medicine. The purpose of his work is rehabilitation after injuries and disorders of the locomotor system.

Marjana Kužnar Jugovar, MD

Specialist in physical and rehabilitation medicine – balneologist

After completing her studies she was employed at the Health Spa as a doctor balneologist until she finished a specialist examination in physical and rehabilitation medicine. Later, she ran the Clinic for balneo-physiotherapy at the Health Spa. As a private doctor – concessionaire in Rogaška Slatina, she completed a post-graduate school in acupuncture and Cyriax. She has been an external collaborator at the Rogaška Medical Centre throughout this time.

Assist. Maja Frangež, MD

Specialist in physical and rehabilitation medicine

She finished an European exam in the field of physical and rehabilitation medicine. Her precise area of expertise is the rehabilitation of patients after injuries of the muscular and skeletal system after plastic and reconstruction surgery and burns. She carries out acupuncture, and she obtained a license at the acupuncture school of Edvin Dervišević, MD, MSc. In 2014, she became an instructor of Kinesio taping. She is a member of the Slovenian and the European association for physical and rehabilitation medicine.

Petra Mrkša, MD

Radiology specialist

She enrolled in biomedicine postgraduate studies and completed her specialization in radiology with honours. She attended various congresses and deals with interventional radiology and MRI in the field of the muscular-skeletal pathology. Abroad, she undertook various trainings at various schools in the field of muscular and skeletal system, interventional radiology and ultrasound. She cooperates with the Rogaška Medical Centre as an external collaborator.

Suzana Isaković Vidović, MD

Radiology specialist

She completed the Medical faculty of the University of Belgrade in 1990, and post-graduate studies in oncology in 1993. This was followed by a specialization in radiology, which she completed in 2000, and then she undertook further trainings and specializations in Slovenia and abroad – at the University Hospital in Dresden, Barcelona, Oxford, UZ Leven, Rome and Graz. As a radiology specialist, she was employed until 2008 at the Institute of oncology and radiology in Serbia. Since 2008, she has been employed as a radiology specialist at the Radiology department in Celje General Hospital, where she performs mammography, ultrasound and CT scans of all organs.

Nataša Koser-Kolar, MD

Dermatovenerology specialist

He regularly participates at seminars and congresses. He is a member of the Slovenian section for dermatovenerology.

Samo Gorenšek, MD

Dermatovenerology specialist

He regularly participates at seminars and congresses. He is a member of the Slovenian section for dermatovenerology.

Matej Marinšek, dr.med.,

Specialist in internal medicine

Kristina Nikolajević, dr. med.,

Dermatovenerology specialist

Lea Školnik, dr. med.,

Pediatric specialist

Miroslav Vujasinović, dr. med.,

Specialist in internal medicine