Ivana Erceg Ivkošić joined St. Catherine's Hospital team in 2018. Ivana was born in October 1973 in Split, Croatia. She graduated on time School of Medicine Split, University of Zagreb, Croatia in 1998. She worked as 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 sub discipline Citology, Histology and Embriology. She is Research Associate in the field of Biomedicine and Health-discipline Clinical Medical Sciences from 2013.
Ivana 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 works until 2019. She finished many postgraduate courses in ob&gyn including ultrasound, colposcopy and endoscopy (laparoscopy and hysteroscopy) in gynecology. She completed subspecialty from Human Reproduction. She attended many domestic and international courses as well as scientific meetings both from ob&gyn and genetics. Since 2011 she also works in private “Betaplus Center for Reproductive Medicine“, 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.
Dr. Erceg Ivkosic is lecturer at 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 teaching joyfully 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. 2018.g. 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. Ivana has published over 50 scientific articles and 16 are cited in Current Contents (CC) and she is author of chapters in several books (6) and whole series of abstracts at the scientific meetings (35). She 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 Ivkosic 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 interest of dr. Erceg Ivkosic is 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 she worked in the field of genetics and developmental biology. It is huge challenge for her to finally start in Croatia as well use in every day clinical practice the most recent scientific achievements and 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 little daughter).