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Centre for Hematology

We are introducing our new service - Centre for Hematology

Hematology is a branch of internal medicine, a subspecialization that deals with the diagnostics and treatment of blood diseases or diseases of the hematopoietic system. The hematologist diagnoses primary hematological diseases and other diseases that have led to disturbances in the blood count or enlargement of lymph nodes and spleen.

The most common hematological disorders are benign, such as anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia and reactively enlarged lymph nodes. Malignant processes are much less common disorders.

Hematologist examination consists of taking anamnestic data and physical examination, as well as laboratory, morphological and radiological examinations. Based on the results of these tests, the nature and cause of the hematological disorder can be clarified.

In our new Centre for Hematology, we provide quality diagnostics and treatment of blood diseases or diseases of the hematopoietic system, with our patients at the disposal of prof. Ana Planinc-Peraica, M.D., Ph.D., specialist in internal medicine and subspecialist in hematology.

Read more about our Centre for Hematology.

We are introducing prof. Ana Planinc-Peraica, M.D., Ph.D., specialist in internal medicine and subspecialist in hematology

Prof. Ana Planinc-Peraica, M.D., Ph.D., specialist in internal medicine and subspecialist in hematology is an associate professor at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. She worked almost all her life at Clinical Hospital Merkur in Zagreb. 

She graduated from School of Medicine, University of Zagreb in 1977, and passed the specialist exam in internal medicine in 1984. She received her master's degree from the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb in 1989 and her doctorate in 1999 from School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. Prof. Planinc-Peraica has been a primarius since 1995, and a subspecialist in hematology since 2002.

She is the author of several scientific and professional articles published in domestic and foreign journals, leader of several professional development courses for doctors. She was also lecturer to medical students, the head of internal medicine classes during her specialization of family medicine doctors. Prof. Planinc-Peraica has mentored several graduate, master's and doctoral theses.

She is a member of many professional medical societies: the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences, Croatian Medical Association, Croatian Medical Chamber, European Hematology Association. Prof. Planinc-Peraica is the medical director of the Croatian Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In one term she was the president of the Croatian Catholic Medical Society, and in three terms she was the president of the Croatian Hematology and Blood Transfusion Society of the Croatian Medical Association.

Find out more about prof. Ana Planinc-Peraica, M.D., Ph.D., specialist in internal medicine and subspecialist in hematology.

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