Ivana Erceg Ivkošić, M.D. Ph.D.
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).
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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 pati...
Dr. Ivana delighted me, she is an extremely kind, warm and empathetic person. Very detailed and professional in her profession, and gentle and calm in her approach, which had a...
I came to St. Catherine Hospital for a general medical examination, which included an examination by Ivana Erceg Ivkošić, M.D. Ph.D.specialist in gynecology and obstetrics. The...
I am extremely happy to get a complementary gynecological examination, Pap test and ultrasound at St. Catherine Specialty Hospital by a random pick through Facebook as part of t...
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.
Dr. Ivana delighted me, she is an extremely kind, warm and empathetic person. Very detailed and professional in her profession, and gentle and calm in her approach, which had a very encouraging and reassuring effect on me as a young woman and patient. I came here on a recommendation, now I see why. St. Catherine is a top Hospital and there is no feeling of discomfort, so I will definitely be back for anything when needed. A big compliment to all medical staff, and especially to my doctor Ivana Erceg Ivkošić, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, OBG Subspecialist in Gynecologic Endocrinology, Human Reproduction and Menopausal Medicine.
In the photo with our Ivana Erceg Ivkošić, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, OBG Subspecialist in Gynecologic Endocrinology, Human Reproduction and Menopausal Medicine.
I came to St. Catherine Hospital for a general medical examination, which included an examination by Ivana Erceg Ivkošić, M.D. Ph.D.specialist in gynecology and obstetrics. The doctor explained everything in detail and really dedicated enough time to me. I am so impressed with the examination that I decided to share my experience, and I will definitely continue to come to the next examination. I am extremely satisfied with the approach, professionalism and kindness of the doctor. I didn't even feel the examination and Papa test. The entire experience with the team is really positive and I will be happy to come another time.
I am extremely happy to get a complementary gynecological examination, Pap test and ultrasound at St. Catherine Specialty Hospital by a random pick through Facebook as part of the plan of raising awareness about cervical cancer which the hospital did. I was greeted by the extremely kind personnel, not only via telephone and email, but during my hospital stay in a very clean and comfortable atmosphere all the polyclinic in Trpinjska street in Zagreb. The gynecologist Assist. Prof. Erceg Ivkošić, M.D., Ph.D. positively surprised me with her simple and warm approach. Firstly, we talked a lot about everything and she listened carefully to me and after that we did the Pap test and examination which I didn't feel at all because she was very gentle. She showed me everything on ultrasound and explained it. I found out a lot of new information and was extremely pleased to be a patient at St. Catherine Specialty Hospital and dr. Ivkošić. I was lucky to win this complementary examination! I plan on returning after this great experience because it gives me trust and safety and that very important human factor which is being lost in the world often.”
I came to St. Catherine's Specialty Hospital for regular check-up. I am from Moscow and this is my first time to be in one Croatian hospital. I came to Croatia last year in September. I was really afraid before I came. I was lucky to visit gynecologist first, assistant professor Ivana Erceg Ivkosic, MD, PHD and she was great. She took away all my fears. She is so kind and she treated me as her best friend, empathetically and gently. Feeling for us women during the gynecological exam is very important and I am very happy that I came here. Everything is clean and cozy. I would like to recommend dr. Ivana Erceg Ivkosic to every women as well as whole St. Catherine’s hospital and polyclinic. All staff is very kind and friendly. Everything excellent.
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