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IFCC Executive Board: 2021-2023 Biographies

Prof. Ana-Maria SIMUNDIC, Regional Federation Representative -  EFLM 

Prof. Ana-Maria Simundic
Department of Medical Laboratory Diagnostics
Clinical Hospital Sveti Duh, Zagreb
Zagreb University
Zagreb, Croatia

Prof. Ana-Maria SIMUNDIC,PhD, EuSpLM, has received her graduate and postgraduate education at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Medical Biochemistry at the Zagreb University where she currently holds a professor position at the department of Medical Biochemistry. Currently, Prof. Simundic is employed at the Clinical Hospital Sveti Duh in Zagreb, where she holds a position of the Head of the Department of Medical Laboratory Diagnostics.

She was the President of the Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine 2012-2018. Until the end of 2017, she has served as the Editor-in-chief of the journal Biochemia Medica, published by Croatian society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine. She now holds a Senior Editor position in that Journal.

During her professional career, Prof. Simundic has served the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM), in various roles over the years; as the Executive Board Secretary (2011-2017), President-Elect (2018-2019) and President of the EFLM (2020-today). She has been chairing the Working group for Preanalytical Phase (WG-PRE) since 2012-2018. Currently she acts as the Expert-Consultant in this group.

She was awarded with the Best Young Scientist award (2000) and Best Research award (2011) by the Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, with the Per Hyltoft Petersen Award (2012) by the Slovak Society of Laboratory Medicine and with the Honorary membership of the Hungarian society for Laboratory medicine (2012). In 2015 she was among the Top 100 Powerlist of the British journal: The pathologist.

Prof. Simundic has authored or co-authored numerous peer reviewed manuscripts. Her research activities focus on quality management and preanalytical phase.

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