Military Medical Academy, Bulgaria
Violina Minkova is the Head of Clinic of General and Clinical Pathology in Military Medical Academy in Sofia. She is a leading pathologist, specialized in the field of renal biopsy, with an extensive professional experience. She applies histological, histochemical immunohistochemical and electronmicroscopical methods in the diagnosis of immune nephropathies. In her everyday practice, she provides diagnostics for congenital and hereditary nephropathies with the use of electron microscopy and electronmicroscopical morphometry. She has contributed significantly to the development of diagnostic methods for C3- nephropathy, renal amyloidosis, the disease of thin membranes and Alport’s syndrome. She has participated in numerous symposia and has many publications in Bulgarian and international reviews. She provides expert consultations on matters of renal biopsies and gives professional training to younger physicians qualified in nephropathology. She is member of the Bulgarian society of pathology, the Bulgarian society of nephrology and ERAEDTA.