Gergana obtained her bachelor degree in Molecular Biology at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria. From 2014 to 2018 she was a consultant in design, conduction and management of patient support programmes for oncological diseases. Since 2018 she is Head of Personalized Medicine division in Institute for Medical Research (IMR) – the first private institute for medical scientific research in Bulgaria, providing solutions for medicine, biotechnology and business, based on innovative models and technologies. Gergana has been a volunteer in Bulgarian Association for Personalized Medicine (BAPEMED) for the last 6 years. Her interests are in the field of personalized medicine, clinical genetics and genomics, biomarkers and innovation therapies in oncology and onco-hematology.
After her personal encounter with the problems and issues of patients’ access and active involvement in healthcare processes and procedures in Bulgaria, she is currently devoted to “patient advocacy” as an instrument for patient’s empowerment and to put the patient in the center of healthcare system. Currently, she is actively involved in building up patient advocacy society in Bulgaria.