The ESNCH mourns the sudden death of Prof. Dr. Ekaterina Titianova, well respected neurologist, neurosonologist, colleague and friend of our society.
“We are shocked to receive the sad news from our Bulgarian colleagues, that Ekaterina passed away suffering from COVID 19, just days after her husband. We have lost a respected colleague, friend and a member of our society”, remarked Prof. Malojcic, President of the ESNCH.
Prof. Dr. Titianova chaired the Clinic “Functional Diagnosis of the Nervous System” at the Military Medical Academy and she was also head of the Department of Neurology, Psychiatry, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Medical Faculty of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” where she greatly contributed to the development of medical science and practice, and the training of students and graduates.
She was an academician of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Arts and an academician of the Serbian Royal Academy.
Her scientific interests were focused on cerebrovascular diseases, neurosonology, motor gait control, autonomic disorders and neurorehabilitation. She was an innovator in the study of gait through electronic analysis of steps and developed new directions in neurorehabilitation in Bulgaria.She was a recognized international expert in neurosonology, reviewer of scientific publications and invited lecturer at international meetings and conferences.
Her Bulgarian colleagues confirm, that Prof. Titianova was a principal investigator, national coordinator and participant in national and international studies in the field of stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. Her scientific output includes monographs, textbooks, manuals and over 250 publications at home and abroad, which are internationally cited. She was a co-author of national and international textbooks.
Prof. Titianova was awarded by the European Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics, the National Medical Award in the categories “World Recognition in Medical Science” and “Medicine and Education” for the establishment of a school of neurosonology. She was awarded the Badge of Honor of the Ministry of Defense (2016), the “Peter Beron” medal of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Arts (2017) and the Diploma of the Bulgarian Red Cross for Humanism (2018). She was the winner of the 2018 Pythagorean Grand Prize for overall contribution of the Ministry of Education and Science. She received awards from national and international scientific forums.But beyond all her academic and scientific achievements, Ekaterina will always be remembered by the ESNCH family because she was good-hearted, generous and full of passion, a true leader.
Branko Malojcic, MD, President of the ESNCH
João Sargento Freitas, MD, Secretary General
Milan R. Vosko, MD, Webmaster
On behalf of the Executive Committee and all members of the ESNCH