Team of Experts -> Assoc. Prof. Ivana Erceg Ivkošić, M.D., Ph.D.

Assoc. Prof. Ivana Erceg Ivkošić, M.D., Ph.D.

Obstetrics And Gynecology Specialist, Subspecialist in Gynecologic Endocrinology, Human Reproduction and Menopausal Medicine

Ivana Erceg Ivkošić joined the team of St. Catherine Specialty Hospital in 2018.

Ivana was born in October, 1973 in Split, Croatia. She graduated on time at School of Medicine Split, University of Zagreb, Croatia in 1998. She worked as s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Farmington, Connecticut, USA for two years (from 1998 to 2000). She finished as well three years of Ph. D. programme, field Clinical Medical Sciences at the School of Medicine Split, University of Split, Croatia and in 2011, she defended her Ph.D thesis entitled “Analysis of the effects of Dlx5 and Msx2 transcription factors on osteoblast differentiation in b-AKE transgenic mouse“. She became Philosophiae Doctor (Ph. D.) in the field of Biomedicine and Health Sciences, discipline Basic Medical Sciences, and subdiscipline Citology, Histology and Embriology. She is Research Associate in the field of Biomedicine and Health-discipline, Clinical Medical Sciences from 2013.

From 2001 to 2003, she worked in the Laboratory for Clinical and Forensic Genetics of the Department of Pathology, Forensic Medicine and Cytology, University Hospital of Split, Split, Croatia.

She started ob&gyn (obstetrics and gynecology) residency in 2003 at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Clinical Hospital “Holly spirit“, Zagreb, Croatia, where she had worked until 2019. She finished many postgraduate courses in ob&gyn, including ultrasound, colposcopy and endoscopy (laparoscopy and hysteroscopy) in gynecology. She completed subspecialty from Gynecological Endocrinology, Human Reproduction and Manopausal Medicine. She attended many domestic and international courses, as well as scientific meetings both from ob&gyn and genetics. Since 2011, she had also worked in private “Betaplus Center for Reproductive Medicine“ in Zagreb, Croatia.

She is the only one licensed Natural Family Planning Medical Consultant in Croatia after she completed Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTechnology programme organized by Pope Paul VI Institute For The Study Of Human Reproduction in collaboration with Creighton University, Omaha, Nebrasca, USA. That education was held in Warsaw, Poland in 2012 i 2013, and it is board certified by American Academy of FertilityCare Proffesionals, Blue Springs, MO 64014, USA.

She was a lecturer in Postgraduate Specialist Programme “Ultrasound in Gynecology and Obstetrics“ at University of Zagreb, School of Medicine organized by Clinical Hospital “Holly Spirit“ until 2019. She was joyfully teaching undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students at University of Zagreb, School of Medicine in Clinical Hospital “Holly Spirit“ as part of teaching base of University of Zagreb until 2019. At the end of 2018, she became Assistant Professor in the field of Biomedicine and Health Sciences, discipline Clinical Medical Sciences, and subdiscipline Gynecology at the Department for Pediatrics and Gynecology of the Faculty of Dental medicine and Health, University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia, and since then she actively participates as a lecturer in teaching, courses and all other activities of that school. From the beginning of 2024., she is Associate Professor.

She has published over 50 scientific articles, and 20 are cited in Current Contents (CC). She is the author of chapters in several books (6) and whole series of abstracts at the scientific meetings (49).

She also participated in several scientific projects in Croatia and abroad (10). She is reviewer for scientific journals “Gene”, “Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde”, “Acta Clinica Croatica”, and books in the field of genetics and gynecology. She actively participated in number of domestic and international proffesional and scientific meetings, and in organization of many of them as well.

Dr. Erceg Ivkošić is member of all relevant professional and scientific organizations in Croatia and in the world, and she is especially proud to be member of Board of Directors of Croatian Society for Personilized (Precise) Medicine of the Croatian Medical Association.

Special area of her interests is menopausal medicine and infertility, but in general, implementation of the latest genetic discoveries in diagnostics, therapy and improvement of overall female health considering the fact that she has been educated and worked in the field of genetics and developmental biology. It is a huge challenge for her to finally start to use use every day clinical practice and the most recent scientific achievements in Croatia as well, and to merge science and clinical practice here and now

She is very active in the community and she has a number of different interests in her life. She is married and has three children (two sons and daughter).

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Testimonial - Marija Opačak & Den Eror
Marija Opačak & Den Eror

I have only words of praise for St. Catherine Specialty Hospital. The medical staff is very friendly, and the Hospital is equipped with the most modern technologies, giving patients the opportunity to undergo different examinations and tests, all in one place. All of the above, with the professional and dear Ivana Erceg Ivkošić, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, OBG Subspecialist in Gynecologic Endocrinology, Human Reproduction and Menopausal Medicine, is the reason why I decided on St. Catherine. Dr. Erceg Ivkošić is a warm, empathetic person extremely professional in her work, and I would recommend her to all women who hesitate to come for a gynecological examination. My partner Den, a proud father-to-be, also has full confidence in the doctor, which means a lot to me since he is currently away from home a lot because he is part of the "Seven Summits" mountain challenge in which rare individuals conquer the highest peaks of the seven continents. Not a single Croat has yet succeeded in this. He has conquered five mountain peaks so far and I am really proud of him, the youngest Croatian to climb Mount Everest. Given the above, it is very important to me as a wife and future mother that I have his trust in the doctor while he is away, so at any moment we can both be sure that I am in good hands, even when we are not together.

In the photo: Patient Marija Opačak and her partner Den Eror with Ivana Erceg Ivkošić, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, OBG Subspecialist in Gynecologic Endocrinology, Human Reproduction and Menopausal Medicine.



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