Željko Reiner#

Željko Reiner
Membership Number:5994
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:CROATIA

Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2002 head of the Department for Metabolic Diseases, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1995 - 2003 and again 2011 - 2015 head of the Department of Internal Diseases, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1986 - 1995 head, Institute of pathophysiology, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Croatia
  • Since 2012 full professor (tenure) School of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Croatia
  • Since 1988 full professor (tenure) School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1986 ass. professor, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1085 - 1986 visiting scientist, Oklahoma Medical Reaserch Center, Oklahoma City, USA
  • 1979 - 1980 visiting scientist, University Hospital Eppendorf, University of Hamburg, Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Preventive cardiology
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Cardiovascular risk factors diagnosis and management
  • Cardiovascular pharmacotherapy
  • Dyslipidemias
  • Pathogenesis of atherosclerosis
  • Serum lipoproteins metabolism

Honours and Awards
  • Full fellow of Croatian National Academy of Sciences and Arts (maximum only 20 lifetime full fellows in the field of biomedicine) since 2006 and chairman of its Atherosclerosis Research Committee
  • Former president (2004-2012) of the Croatian Academy of Medical sciences (full fellow since 1990)
  • Honorary fellow of Academy of medical sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) - London
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC). Member of the most important committees of ESC - Committee for Practice Guidelines, Congress Programme Committee, Committee for election of new fellows
  • Fellow of American College of Cardiology (FACC)
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA)
  • Founder and lifetime president of Croatian Atherosclerosis Society
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Executive board member representing Europe
  • European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR) – member of the Science and Guidelines Committee
  • European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) – member of the Executive board. Since 2021 he is chair of the EAS Award Committee
  • International Atherosclerosis Society – member of the Executive board representing Europe, member of the Regional Federation for Europe
  • Ladislav Rakovac Award – the highest reward of the Croatian Medical Society, in 2021 he has received a rare honor to be elected as honorary member of the Croatian Medical Society
  • 2010 City of Zagreb Award (a rare honor of the Capital of Croatia) for life achievement in medical science
  • 2012 Laureate reward, the highest ranking award of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences. Honorary citizen of the town of Korčula since 2007
  • Croatian orders: Order of Duke Trpimir with Ribbon and Big Star, Order of Ban Jelačić, Order of the Croatian Star - Katarina Zrinska, Order of the Croatian Trefoil, Order of the Croatian Wattle, and several medals
  • Foreign orders and decorations: Korean Gwanghwa Order First Grade with sash and Big Star, Spanish Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic, Order of the Star of Italy, San Marino Order of Sant‘ Agatha, Chilean Order Bernardo O'Higgins and the Holy See Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

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