Assoc. prof. Lachezar Marinov, MD, Ph.D.

Assoc. prof. L. Marinov was born in 1953 in the town of Veliki Preslav. In 1972, he graduated from IV High School for foreign languages  “Frederic Joliot-Curie” in Varna. In 1980 he graduated from the Medical University – Varna and began working as a regional pediatrician in the Silistra. In 1982, after winning a competition Marinov was appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics of the Medical University in Varna. In 1987 he received his specialization in pediatrics and in 1992 – pediatric cardiology and rheumatology. Assoc. Marinov acquired Ph.D.  in 2003 with the theme “Primary hypertension in adolescents from Varna aged 14 to 18 years (clinical and epidemiological study)” . In 2010 he was appointed as an associate professor of Pediatrics. He has specializations in France in 1997 at the Medical Faculty of the University “Rene Descartes” – Paris and in 1999 at the Medical Faculty of the University “Pierre et Marie Curie” – Paris. Main research interests are in the field of pediatric science, pediatric Cardiology – functional characteristics of obstructive sleep apnoe in adolescents, changes in hemodynamics, congenital heart disease, rhythm and conduction disorders. Assoc. prof. Marinov has special interests and works intensively in the area of child hypertensiology – prevalence, clinical manifestations, early visceral changes in arterial hypertension in children and adolescents, prevention of cardiovascular risk.


Author of over 110 scientific publications .


Member of the Bulgarian medical association, Bulgarian Academy of Pediatrics, Bulgarian Society of Cardiology, the Association of pediatric cardiologists in Bulgaria,  Bulgarian Hypertension League – Member of the Board, Bulgarian Association of Ultrasound in Medicine, Bulgarian Rheumatologic Association, ESH, ESC.