Dr. Tomislav Sajko, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

    Dr. Tomislav Sajko is a neurosurgeon working at the Spine Department Special Hospital St. Catherin in Zabok-Bračak, Croatia and Department of Neurosurgery “Clinical Hospital Sisters of Mercy, Zagreb, Croatia. He is Founder and Secretary of the Southeast Europe Neurosurgical Society (SeENS). He currently serves as Head of daily hospital ward at St. Catherin Hospital Zabok-Bračak, Croatia and Head of operative theatre Department of Neurosurgery University Hospital Center “Sestre milosrdnice”, Zagreb, Croatia. He completed Ph.D. thesis in Biology at the Faculty of Science University of Zagreb, Croatia. Currently, he is a senior research associate at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine, college professor at the University of Applied Health Sciences, Zagreb and assistant professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences.

    In his earlier career, he completed Epilepsy surgery fellowship (November 2008. – October 2009.) at the Department of Neurosurgery University Hospital Bonn, Germany, granted by the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)) where he was supervised by Professor Johannes Schramm, President of EANS. On 29.01.2010. he passed the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)/ European Union of Medical Specialists /UEMS) licence examination in Neurosurgery. Currently, he is researcher on scientific-investigational project of Ministry of Science and Education of The Republic of Croatia (Project# 108-1081870-2415) entitled “Structural and functional glicolipidomics of brain development and malignant alteration”.

    Tomislav Sajko has published 85 professional and scientific papers, including 13 original papers published in journals cited in Current Contents (CC), 13 papers in SCI indexed journals, 19 papers in SCOPUS indexed abstracts, Book on neurosurgery (Rotim K. Sajko T. Neurosurgery.  Zdravstveno veleučilište, Zagreb, 2011., and has 200 citations with h-index: 6.). Fields of his interest are neurooncology, epilepsy surgery and minimal invasive spine surgery. He is a member of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) and Euroacademia Neurotraumatologica Multidisciplinaria (EMN) and actively speaks English, German and Italian language. He is married and father of two sons.