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
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

Barbara Sodin, MD

Specialist in internal medicine | gastroenterologist
Barbara Sodin, MD

Grujica Vujnović, MD

Specialist in internal medicine | gastroenterologist
Grujica Vujnović, 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

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 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

Janja Šmid Vauhnik, 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 Vauhnik, 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

Vid Cenčič, MD

Specialist in internal medicine
Vid Cenčič, MD

Urban Čuješ, MD

Specialist in family medicine
Urban Čuješ, MD

Tadej Durič, MD

Specialist in gastroenterology
Tadej Durič, MD

Martina Lipič, MD

Specialist in dermatovenerology
Martina Lipič, MD

Vladimir Natek, MD

Specialist in internal medicine
Vladimir Natek, MD

Sanja Ratković, dr. dent. med.

dr. dent. med.
Employed at the Medical Centre Rogaška. She graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry in Belgrade in 2006, and the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana attested her diploma in 2013. In addition to her work, she undergoes further professional training in Slovenia and abroad, especially in the field of endodontics.
Sanja Ratković, dr. dent. med.

Asis. Žiga Kovačič, dr. dent. med.

specialist in maxillofacial surgery
Assis. Žiga Kovačič, MD, is a specialist in maxillofacial surgery at the University Medical Centre in Ljubljana. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana in 2008 and completed his specialisation in maxillofacial surgery in 2017. During his specialisation, he also studied abroad with the world-renowned Professor Yu Ray Chan. He is also an assistant professor at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana. He is active in the Slovenian Association for Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery – ZMOKS and in the committees of the Medical Chamber of Slovenia.
Asis. Žiga Kovačič, dr. dent. med.

Nataša Nikolič, MD

Specialist in physical and rehabilitation medicine
Nataša Nikolič, MD

Harry Strokol, MD

specialist in internal medicine
During his long career, he was Head of the Department of Rheumatology at Celje General Hospital and later Head of the Division of Rheumatology. He also has experience in oncology and haematology, having examined oncology patients and been actively involved in haematology departments. He has a postgraduate diploma in oncology.
Harry Strokol, MD

Rok Slokar, MD

Specialist in orthopedic surgery
Rok Slokar, MD

Katja Šibli, MD

Specialist in internal medicine
Katja Šibli, MD

Tomo Šibli, MD

Specialist in general and vascular surgery
Tomo Šibli, MD

Asist. Željko Perdija, MD

gastroenterologist | hepatologist
Željko Perdija, M.D., Assistant, after graduating from the Faculty of Medicine, acquired his licence and completed his post-graduate studies on ultrasound use in gastroenterology and hepatology in Zagreb, he specialized in internal medicine, passed all exams at the doctoral study programme at the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb, a theoretical and practical test in flexible bronchoscopy and additional training at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana on digestive endoscopy. He has completed an intensive four week e-education program Concepts of Cannabis Science I, carried out by Kenevir Research (Oregon, USA), and also follow-up program Concepts of Cannabis Science II. He is a member of the Governing Board and expert associate of the Institute (ICANNA). As a provider of medical examinations, he participates in the national program for early colorectal cancer detection, SVIT. He obtained habilitation as an assistant at the Faculty of Medicine in Maribor and gained experience as a lecturer by teaching at the the Medical School in Maribor. He acquired his clinical experience at the University Medical Centre Maribor, University Clinic of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases Golnik, General Hospital Ptuj and with his work for health care centres. 

Asist. Željko Perdija, MD

Primož Horvat, MD

Specialist in internal medicine
Primož Horvat, 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. 
Katarina Pezdevšek, 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.
Boštjan Birsa, MD

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

Metka Jazbec Čoh, MD

Specialist in internal medicine 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.
Metka Jazbec Čoh, MD

Andrej Lipovšek, MD

Specialist in internal medicine
Andrej Lipovšek, MD

Boštjan Bercko, MD

Specialist in internal medicine
Boštjan Bercko, MD

Assist. 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.
Assist. Zdenko Orožim, MD

Alen Jović, MD

Specialist in dermatovenerology
Alen Jović, MD

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

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

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

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.
Peter Kurila, MD

Petra Šket, MD

Specialist in gynaecology and obstetrics
Petra Šket, MD

Matej Delakorda, MD, Msc

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. In 2020, he graduated with a doctoral thesis from the field of obstructive sleep disorders from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana. He regularly attends numerous educational seminars in Slovenia and abroad. He cooperates with the Rogaška Medical Centre as an external collaborator.
Matej Delakorda, MD, Msc

Andrej Florjan, MD

Specialist in otorhinolaryngology

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ljubljana. He has been employed at the ORL Department of the Celje General Hospital. He has completed his specialty in 2016. His primary field of expertise is ear surgery and plastic reconstructive facial surgery. 
He performs both outpatient and surgical work in all major areas of otorhinolaryngology. He regularly participates in workshops abroad, thus expanding his range of expertise and skills in the field of otorhinolaryngology. He is the external collaborator of the Medical Center Rogaška.

Andrej Florjan, MD

Nataša Mihaljčišin, MD

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.
Nataša Mihaljčišin, MD

Minir Begoli, MD

Specialist in anesthesiology and reanimatology
Minir Begoli, MD

Milan Petrović, MD

Specialist in anesthesiology
Milan Petrović, MD

Matej Podgoršek, dr. med.

MD, Surgery Specialist
He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana in 2007, and completed his specialist examination in general surgery in 2014. His fields of expertise are general and abdominal surgery, oncological surgery, herniology and proctology. He regularly attends numerous educational seminars in Slovenia and abroad. He is an external collaborator at the Rogaška Medical Centre.
Matej Podgoršek, dr. med.

Prim. dr. sc. Tanja Škorić Polovina, MD

specialist in internal medicine, a subspecialist in endocrinology and diabetes, and a doctor of science
Prim. dr. sc. Tanja Škorić Polovina, MD, is a specialist in internal medicine, a subspecialist in endocrinology and diabetes, and a doctor of science. She has been working at the Institute of Endocrinology at the Clinical Hospital Centre in Zagreb since 2001. In her everyday work, she diagnoses and treats patients with thyroid diseases, diabetes and osteoporosis. She also deals with diseases of the pituitary gland and adrenal glands. She performs thyroid and neck ultrasound with cytological puncture, and in the last few years she has been running a thyroid ultrasound course at the Clinical Hospital Centre in Zagreb. She is an author of numerous scientific articles, published in indexed journals. She is also a member of the European Society of Endocrinology and the Croatian Society of Endocrinology and Diabetology.
Prim. dr. sc. Tanja Škorić Polovina, MD