Introduction

1994 – Obtained a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree (Medical University – Sofia);

1999 – Acquired an Internal Medicine specialty (Medical University – Sofia);

2003 – Acquired a Gastroenterology specialty (Medical University – Sofia).

Dr. Ani Chavushyan

Gastroenterology,All specialists

Professional experience

  • 2012 – Present – Acibadem City Clinic, Sofia – Department of Gastroenterology – Doctor of Internal Diseases – Gastroenterologist, Gastroenterologist – Consultant;2006-2012 – Tokuda Hospital, Sofia – Internal Diseases Clinic, Department of Gastroenterology – Doctor of Internal Diseases, Gastroenterologist;1999-2006 – V Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment "Knyaginya Klementina", Sofia – Department of Gastroenterology.

Courses and postgraduate qualifications

    • 2022 – IBUS Curriculum Certificate;
    • 2017 – “Tsaritsa Yoanna” University Hospital, Sofia – GI Endoscopy Course with Level 2 GI Endoscopy;
    • 2015 – “Tsaritsa Yoanna” University Hospital, Sofia – Course in GI Endoscopy with Level 1 GI Endoscopy;
    • 2009 – “Tsaritsa Yoanna” University Hospital, Sofia – Abdominal ultrasonography Level 2 course;
    • 2007 – “Tsaritsa Yoanna” University Hospital, Sofia – Abdominal ultrasonography Level 1 course;
    • 2001 – Zwolle, The Netherlands – Advanced postgraduate training in gastroenterology in Arnhem and Zwolle, The Netherlands;
    • Ph.D. thesis on "Diverticulosis and diverticular disease of the colon – pathogenetic mechanisms and clinical aspects" – Ph.D. acquired in 2020.
    • Doctoral dissertation on the topic: "Diverticulosis and diverticular disease of the large intestine - pathogenetic mechanisms and clinical aspects"

    Memberships

    Bulgarian Medical Association, Bulgarian Association of Ultrasound in Medicine, Member of EFSUMB, Member of Bulgarian Association of Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Abdominal Ultrasonography, Member of ECCO, Member of ESGE, Member of IBUS

    Other activities

    • Participation in IBD clinical trials

    Publications

    • Extraintestinal manifestation in ulcerative colitis (abstract) 1996, Falk Symposium 95, Freiburg, Germany;
    • Joint changes in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (abstract) 1998, Falk Symposium 106, Brussels, Belgium;
    • The cornerstone of IBD (abstract), 2005, Falk Symposium, 147, Birmingham, United Kingdom;
    • Thrombosis in ulcerative colitis – a life-threatening condition (abstract), 2005, Falk Symposium 147, Birmingham, United Kingdom;
    • Incidence of gluten enteropathy in adults, (abstract) 2005, Gastroenterology Update (EAGE Postgraduate course), Sofia, Bulgaria;
    • Life-threatening complications associated with colitis in ulcerative colitis (abstract), 2006, Falk Symposium, Sydney, Australia;
    • Pregnancy and patients with IBD (abstract) 2009 Falk Symposium 168, Madrid, Spain;
    • Prognostic role of abdominal ultrasonography in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with celiac disease (abstract), 2014 Falk Symposium 193 Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    Fluent in Armenian, English, and Russian.

    She is currently part of the team of Acibadem City Clinic University Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment – Mladost.