Prof. Ana-Maria Simundic, EuSpLM

Zagreb University

Zagreb, Croatia

Prof. Ana-Maria Simundic is a clinical chemist, specialized in laboratory medicine. She 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.

Prof. Simundic is also the Head of the Department of Medical Laboratory Diagnostics at the Clinical Hospital Sveti Duh (Holy spirit) in Zagreb.

She is the President of the Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine since 2012 and Vice President of the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM) since January 1st, 2018.

Prof. Simundic has until the end of last year 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.

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. In line with her research activities, prof. Simundic chairs the EFLM working group for Preanalytical phase (WG-PRE).