Clinical hematology specialist

D-r Vasko Grtaklanov - clinical hematology specialist in Bulgaria
external link pointing to "st. george" university hospital, plovdiv, bulgaria
admission only through a clinical pathway!
Doctor's practice:
15А "Vassil Aprilov" Blvd,
"St. George" University Hospital - Base 1 (Medical clinics), 
Clinic of Hematology, 3-rd floor
full-course treatment is covered by the National health insurance fund (applicable for Bulgarian and EU citizens)
private treatment for foreign, non-EU patients, by the official hospital pricing list
Admission hours:
admission hours are provided to admitted patients by the nurse on duty
your appointment shall be made upon receiving your clinical pathway
I diagnose benign and malignant  hematologic disorders by the established state medical standards:
  • anamnesis (medical case history);
  • comprehensive medical check-up;
  • specialized medical tests by the latest medical developments: bone marrow tests, myelography, trepanobiopsy, flow cytometry (done in only five state clinics throughout the country), cytochemistry.
My narrow clinical interests are in the area of myeloproliferative neoplasms.
If you would insist to reconfirm a diagnosis for a hematological disorder or if you would want to hear second opinion on prescribed treatment for same kind of disorder, you can find me at my private practice at the “Hippocrates-N” ("Хипократ-Н") medical centre (address and admission hours: top of  page.)
Unfortunately, modern medicine knows very little about the genesis of hematologic disorders and virtually we do not know how to perform preventive check-ups. You should stick to your regular general check-ups with your GP, though. This way you can make sure that at least the symptoms of a potential  hematologic disorder would be noticed as early as possible.
I treat by the established medical standards for hematology and by the latest developments in the treatment of malignant lymphoproliferative disorders: monoclonal antibodies, high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem-cell transplantation. The only kind of modern treatment that I do not provide is allogeneic stem-cell transplantation, which requires very specialized training and equipment, and is generally provided in very few centres around the world.
individual attention
I would be able to pay extra individual attention to your case if I have some data about it in advance.

After you book an appointment with me, you can send me an email before the actual examination (at 
) answering this short survey:
  • age;
  • in case you have already been diagnosed with an oncological condition: please, provide the date of the first diagnosis and medical tests have been done so far - you could scan and attach the test results in the email or you can just bring them at the appointment;
  • history of oncological diseases in your family;
  • any severe medical conditions to this day/ chronic ailments/ surgical interventions;
  • allergies.
All other topics of your condition would be discussed during the check-up.
unique identification number
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Dr. Vasko Graklanov's UIN: 1700004396

Validity check: blsbg.eu/en/medics/search
  • 2015 to present - consulting and outpatient hematology practice at "Hippocrates-N" medical centre
  • 2014 to present - medical specialist at Clinic of Hematology at the "St. George" University Hospital in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • October 2020 - awarded a PhD degree
  • 2014 - awarded a medical degree from the Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, with a specialty in clinical hematology (Diploma N001978)
  • 2008 - awarded a Master's degree in medicine from the Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria (Diploma N006511)
  • November 2018 - ESMO prеceptorship on Lymphoma, Lugano, Switzerland
  • October 2018 - one month traininng at the Hematology clinic Rebro University Hospital in Zagreb, Croatia
  • July 2017 - MPN preceptorship, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  • October 2016 - Modern Management of hemophilia – Octapharma academy, Budapest, Hungary
  • December 2015 - Bite-size Master Class - online training by the European Hematology Association
  • February 2015 - Flow-cytometric analysis of stem-cells in autologous stem cell transplantation, National Oncology Hospital, Sofia , Bulgaria
  • January 2015 - Hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation, Oxford University Hospitals, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK
  • February 2014 - Basic Gaucher's disease, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • November 2013 - Postgraduate Athens Lymphoma Seminar, Athens, Greece
  • April 2012 - Hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation, Sofia, Bulgaria (with a scholarship by the European Hematology Association)
  • Bulgarian Medical Association (Български лекарски съюз)
  • Bulgarian Medical Society of Hematology (Българско медицинско сдружение по хематология)
  • European Hematology Association (ЕНА)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • December 2021 to present - Chief Assistant Professor at Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Faculty of Medicine, I-st Department of Internal Diseases, Section of Hematology
  • February 2020 - Part-time Assistant Professor at Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Faculty of Medicine, I-st Department of Internal Diseases, Section of Hematology
  • June 2017  - 14th International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma, Lugano, Switzerland
  • October 2016  - 3rd Congress on Controversies in Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Moscow, Russia.
  • October 2015  - International PIPE Forum, Rome, Italy
  • July 2015 - International Salzburg Columbia Seminar: Internal Medicine,  Salzburg, Austria
  • September 2011 - International Conference on CML - Biology and Therapy, Estoril, Portugal (with a scholarship by the European School of Haematology)
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