Specialist doctors

A team of leading renowned experts from different areas of medicine undergo constant training and develop new treatment programmes.

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

Saša Pakević, MD

Specialist in internal medicine – gastroenterologist
He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Beograd in 1994. In 2002 he completed his specialization in internal medicine at the same faculty and in 2008 he completed his subspecialty examination in gastroenterology. He has been performing gastroscopies and colonoscopies for over 15 years. During his subspecialization, he acquired the necessary knowledge about abdominal ultrasound.
Saša Pakević, MD

Suzana Lazarova, MD

Specialist in internal medicine - balneologist
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

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

Ilonka Ratkajec, MD

Specialist in physiatry — 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 - balneologist
She completed a Master’s degree in biomedicine. At the Rogaška Medical Centre, she works in the field of balneology and acupuncture, and has been continuing her studies in the field of pain-relief therapy. 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

Petra Mrkša, MD

Specialist in radiology
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.
Petra Mrkša, MD

Ivan Brzović, MD

Specialist in radiology
He completed his radiology specialization with honours in Zagreb in 2007. At the University Hospital Centre in Zagreb, he was active in the field of whole-body MSCT. Since 2014, he has been upgrading his education in the field of MSCT diagnostics of interstitial lung disease and cardiothoracic diseases. He provides a wealth of experience in various fields of ultrasound and x-ray examinations.
Ivan Brzović, MD

Janja Šmid, MD

Specialist in dermatovenereology
She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana. Later she was employed at the Maribor Clinical Centre and the Ljubljana Clinical Centre. She has completed her specialist examination with honours and started working at the Dermatovenereology Department at the Celje General Hospital as the Head of Pediatric Dermatology and later became Deputy Head of the Dermatovenereology Department. She has participated in aesthetic and corrective dermatology trainings abroad. Through the years she has actively engaged in numerous foreign professional trainings. She is a member of the Slovenian Association for Dermatovenereology.
Janja Šmid, MD

Brigita Švab, MD

Specialist in general surgery
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

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.

Vladimir Natek, MD

Specialist in internal medicine – gastroenterologist

Gruica Vujnović, MD

Specialist in internal medicine – gastroenterologist

Manca Novak, MD

Specialist in internal medicine – gastroenterologist

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.

Metka Jazbec Čoh, MD

Specialist in internal medicine, cardiology and vascular medicine - cardiologist
In 2003, she completed her specialization in internal medicine. In 2013, she completed her subspecialization in cardiology and vascular medicine. Since 2016 she has also been a holder of the European licence in transthoracic ultrasound of the heart. She works as a full-time physician at the Department of Cardiology at Celje General Hospital and cooperates with the Rogaška Medical Centre as an external collaborator.

Prim. Matej Marinšek, MD

Specialist in internal medicine - cardiologist

He has been in charge of an internist emergency service for several years and is one of the two beginners of invasive cardiac diagnostics at the Celje Hospital. He is constantly expanding his knowledge in other cardiological diagnostic methods. He obtained the European licence in transthoracic ultrasound of the heart and finished training in the field of magnetic resonance examination of the heart at the prestigious Deutsches Herzzentrum in Berlin. As a researcher, he presented his contributions at the leading American and European congresses in cardiology and emergency medicine. He is a member of the European Society of Cardiology, the International Federation for Emergency Medicine, where he worked as a member of the Committee on Clinical Guidance, and the Council for Education at the Medical Chamber of Slovenia. He works as a teacher and mentor; by the selection of young doctors, he is ranked among the top ten teachers in the country.

Prim. Matej Marinšek, MD

Ivanka Bračun, MD

Specialist in internal medicine - balneologist
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

Nada Ranisav Lartey, MD

Specialist in general medicine - balneologist

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

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.

Andrejka Hvalc, MD

Balneologist, acupuncture

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Specialist in radiology
He enrolled in medicine studies in Kiev and graduated in Ljubljana. Afterwards, he obtained his Master’s degree at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb, in the field of magnetic resonance (MR). He deepened his knowledge at a number of European and international congresses, including in the United States. In UKC Maribor at the Department of Radiology, he was responsible for sonography as well as intervention and diagnostic radiology. He was also a mentor to many trainee specialists in radiology at the University of Ljubljana. In addition to the Slovene language, he is fluent in English, Russian, Arabic and Croatian. He is an external collaborator at the Rogaška Medical Centre.

Slavko Ristić, MD

Specialist in radiology
He performs sonographic and CT diagnostics and is an external collaborator at the Rogaška Medical Centre.
Slavko Ristić, MD

Katarina Pezdevšek, MD

Specialist in radiology
She completed her radiology specialization during which she was three months rotating within the Department of Radiology of the Children’s Hospital of Graz School of Medicine. She has dedicated a lot of her efforts to ultrasound diagnostics in general, abdomen and chest examinations, as well as children’s radiology. She is also part of the team at the Celje General Hospital. 

Ružica Slivnik, MD

Specialist in dermatovenerology
She completed her post-graduate studies in gerontology and specialization in dermatovenerology. She started a clinic for traditional dermatovenerology, corrective dermatology and aesthetic dermatology at the Rogaška Medical Centre. She undertook various trainings abroad in the field of laser treatment of the skin, and introduced rejuvenation programmes. She is the Manager of the Dermatological clinic at the Rogaška Medical Centre and a member of the Slovenian Association for Dermatovenerology.
Ružica Slivnik, MD

Assist. Aleksandra Dugonik, MD

Specialist in dermatovenereology

Vesna Breznik, MD

Specialist in dermatovenereology

Simona Senegačnik, MD

Specialist in dermatovenereology

Alen Jović, MD

Specialist in dermatovenerology

Zdenko Orožim, MD

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.
Zdenko Orožim, MD

Petra Šket, MD

Specialist in gynaecology and obstetrics

Igor But, MD

Specialist in gynaecology and obstetrics

Klemen Jagodič, MD, MSc

Specialist in urology
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

Specialist in urology
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

Matej Delakorda, Msc, MD,

Specialist in otorhinolaryngology
In 2003, he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana, and in 2009 he obtained a Master's degree after his completed research in the field of nose injuries. Since 2010, when he completed a specialist exam with honours, he has been employed at the Department for Otorhinolaryngology and Cervicofacial Surgery at the Celje General Hospital as a specialist in otolaryngology. He deals with facial and neck surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and especially with surgical treatment of breathing disorders during sleep in the last few years. He regularly attends numerous educational seminars in Slovenia and abroad. He cooperates with the Rogaška Medical Centre as an external collaborator.
Matej Delakorda, Msc, MD,

Andrej Florjan, MD

Specialist in otorhinolaryngology

Nataša Petrović, MD, MSc

Specialist in neurology
Nataša Petrović, MSc, MD, specialist in neurology, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Banja Luka, passed her professional examination in medicine in 1990 in Zagreb and her specialist examination in 1997 in Belgrade. She passed her sub-specialist examination in neurophysiology in 1998 and obtained her master’s degree in medicine in 2004. She is employed in the Celje General Hospital and is an external collaborator at the Rogaška Medical Centre.

Peter Kurila, MD

Specialist in physical and rehabilitation medicine
Is a specialist in diagnostics and therapy of the consequences resulting from injury and degenerative diseases of the locomotor system. He is the only doctor in Slovenia who graduated from the method of dynamic neuromuscular stabilization. Various techniques of manual medicine and medicinal preparations for an increased regeneration of the damaged locomotor system structures (collagen, hyaluronic acid, corticosteroid blockades, etc.) are applied.

Stanko Tominc, MD

Specialist in physiotherapy

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.

Minir Begoli, MD

Specialist in anesthesiology

Milan Petrović, MD

Specialist in anesthesiology