Željko Jeleč, M.D., Ph.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Jeleč is an orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience in the field of hip and knee arthroplasty, arthroscopic knee surgery as well as surgical and conservative treatment of many diseases in the field of general orthopedics. He graduated at the School of Medicine University of Zagreb in 1999. and finished his residency in orthopedics in 2008. at the Department for Orthopedic Surgery University Hospital Centre Zagreb. During residency program he completed a Postgraduate study in orthopedic surgery as well as the Scientific postgraduate study in Faculty of Science University of Zagreb, where he defended his Master of Science Thesis on the topic “Changing the ratio of respiratory gases in children and adolescents”. In addition to the Department for Orthopedic Surgery at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb he conducted a part of his residency program at the Department of Traumatology Zagreb and the Department of Vascular Surgery University Hospital Merkur. After completing his residency he worked at the Department of Orthopedics at the General Hospital “Dr. Ivo Pedišić” in Sisak where he served as Head of the Department from July 2012 until the end of 2015. In the period 2012 – 2016 he was a Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the General Hospital “Dr. Ivo Pedišić”, Sisak. In 2011 he defended his Doctoral Thesis entitled “The effect of flavonoids on osteoporosis caused by retinoic acid in rats” at the Faculty of Science University of Zagreb.
In April 2016 he joined the team of experts of Specialty Hospital St. Catherine. During his work he regularly attended various seminars and courses from the fields of arthroplasty and arthroscopic surgery (2008 EFORT Travelling Fellowship – Lithuania, 2010 Shoulder Instructional Course Zagreb Croatia, 2010 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course Zagreb – Croatia, 2011 International Course of Arthroscopic Techniques Ljubljana – Slovenia, 2013 Arthroscopy Course-Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy Rijeka – Croatia, 2015 Cadaver Knee Surgery Course Pleven – Bulgaria, 2016 Difficult Primary and Revision TKA Stolzalpe – Austria). He is an author of several professional and scientific papers and the author or coauthor of numerous congress (oral or poster) presentations. During several seasons Dr. Jeleč was licensed by the Croatian Football Federation as the physician FC Croatia Sesvete (1st and 2nd Croatian Football League). In November 2016 he was elected as an assistant at the Department of Biomedical Science, University North.
His field of interests are arthroplasty, arthroscopy, sports traumatology and Osteogenesis Imperfecta. He is a member of the Croatian Orthopedic Society, Croatian Association of Orthopedics and Traumatologists, Croatian Society of Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy, Croatian Medical Chamber and the Croatian Medical Association. Since 2012 he is a member of the Management Board of Croatian Orthopedic Society.