Scientific Collaborations


Specialty Hospital St. Catherine is  a center of excellence for advanced imaging, spine surgery treatment of pain (pain management) and sports medicine. We cooperate with leading European, American and Israeli clinics and specialists. In the area of minimally-invasive spine surgery cooperation has been developed with experts from the United States (Caroline’s Pain Institute), in particular with one of the world’s leading experts on issues of treatment of pain Ph.D. Leonard Kapural.


Staff of the anesthesiology team is actively cooperating with the European (ESA, European Society of Anesthesiology) and American (IARs; International Anesthesia Research Society) Society of Anesthesiologists. Special cooperation is being developed in the field of treatment of acute and chronic pain as well as regional anesthesia and analgesia (European, and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Therapy, ESRA, ASRA).


Partnering institution of the hospital St. Catherine for Radiology is a private Austrian diagnostic clinic “DIAGNOSTIKUM” (Vienna, Graz), which is an additional guarantee of quality of diagnostic health care services provided by Specialty Hospital St. Catherine.


Hospital St. Catherine is increasingly cooperating with experts from leading foreign clinics which guarantee the introduction of the highest standards and the latest methods and protocols in orthopedics, particularly in areas such as cellular, molecular and regenerative orthopedics, and tissue engineering.



Permanent education and continuous improvement are set as goals for all employees of the St. Catherine hospital. In fact, Specialty Hospital St. Catherine is a teaching base of the Medical Faculty of the University of Osijek, University Department of Health Studies, University of Split and the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb. In addition to the professional sense, the physicians of the St. Catherine hospital are active scientists and lecturers at the Universities of Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Osijek.

Since 21st November 2015 our hospital has become a teaching base for the University “Sjever”, the youngest Croatian University with about 3,000 students.

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