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CV - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolay Yanev


Master of Stomatology (DMD), Master of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Medicine (PhD), Specialist in Maxillofacial Surgery (BG), Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (UK), Consultant Head and Neck / Maxillofacial Surgeon at USHMFS-Sofia, Consultant Head and Neck / Mаxillofacial Surgeon at Royal Derby Hospital, UK,Associate Professor at the Medical University Pleven


Dr Nikolay Yanev was born in 1976 in Ruse, the largest city on the Bulgarian bank of Danube river.


In 1994, graduated the 31-st High School for Foreign Languages and Management "Ivan Vazov" in Sofia.


After serving his compulsory military service in the Bulgarian Army between 1994 - 1996, he consecutively acquired Master degrees in Stomatology (DMD) and Medicine (MD) at the Medical University - Sofia.


He received an “Excellent Education Award” by the University.


Subsequently he has acquired Specialty Certificate in Maxillofacial Surgery and successfully defended a doctoral thesis, titled “Mechanism targeted treatment of pain: experimental models and pharmacological effects”, again at the Medical University – Sofia, and was awarded a PhD Degree.


Between 2003 and 2005 he worked at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit of the Military Medical Academy-Sofia, where his specialty training commenced. From the beginning of 2006 until May 2012 his work and specialty training have transferred to the University Specialized Hospital for Maxillofacial Surgery, Sofia.


From June 2012 following a successful application process, he joined the Maxillofacial Unit of the Head and Neck Department at one of the leading international oncology centers - the University College London Hospital. This hospital trust incorporates more than 10 leading London hospital units in different medical and dental specialties and also the world famous UCLH/UCL Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre and the Macmillan Cancer Centre.


At UCLH, Dr Yanev has worked actively over the surgical treatment of the Head and Neck Oncology diseases and the reconstruction of complex defects by means of microvascular tissue transfer.


In the following 2013, after a new application process, he joined the Maxillofacial Unit team of the Head and Neck Department at Royal Derby Hospital, which is one of the most modernly equipped and comprehensively performing UK hospitals. During his two UK Head and Neck Fellowships, he performed over 50 microvascular Head and Neck free flap transfers and reconstructions. At Royal Derby, he completed 2 more separate Fellowships - in Orthognathic Surgery and in Temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) surgical treatment.


The Orthognathic Surgery is that part of the Maxillofacial Surgery, dealing with correction of jaw under- or overdevelopment cases or complex skeletal malformations and malpositions. This patient group's treatment is carried out in close collaboration with the Specialists in Orthodontics and both the aesthetic and functional results are very often truly impressive. In 2014 - 2015, Dr Yanev operated on more than 70 Orthognathic cases, most of which bi-maxillary (on both jaws simultaneously).


The other professional aspect mentioned above, includes the comprehensive treatment of Temporo-mandibular (lower jaw) joint problems. Taking advantage of the renowned TMJ practice at Royal Derby, developed and led by Mr Peter Korczak, Dr Yanev has taken part in wide spectrum of mini invasive (arthroscopic) and open surgical procedures of the joints, including total joint replacements.


In August 2015, Dr Yanev returned back to Bulgaria and joined the University Hospital for Maxillofacial Surgery - Sofia team again, aiming to actively support the modern Maxillofacial Surgery development in Bulgaria. In the same time he has kept his Royal Derby Hospital practice, where he was appointed Locum Consultant from February 2016 and Substantive Consultant from April 2017.


From December 2016 he has been awarded an academic Associate Professor position at the Medical University, Pleven. Dr Nikolay Yanev takes advantage of various high level professional links and contacts within Europe and Internationally and has hold the position of Councilor for Nation at the European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery (EACMFS) between 2010 - 2016 and at the International Association for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (IAOMS) at the same period of time.


He is on the UK's General Medical Council (GMC) Specialty list for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from 2013.


Dr Yanev is member of the Bulgarian Medical Union, the Bulgarian Dental Union, the British General Medical Council (GMC), the Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Bulgaria (SOMSB), the British Association for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (BAOMS), the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial surgery (EACMFS) and the International Association for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (IAOMS).


His Maxillofacial Surgery practice includes also the treatment of isolated and combined facial bone and soft tissue trauma, severe facial inflammations (abscesses), complex dento-alveolar (teeth related) cases and alveolar (jaw bone) rehabilitation by bone and soft tissue grafts and dental implants.


At the same time, Dr Nikolay Yanev is actively involved in an Orthodox Christian mission work, being in an Associate position at the Holly Mitropoly of Plovdiv and serving as a Subdeacon of the Most Reverend Metropolitan Nikolay of Plovdiv.


For contacts:


Consultations and follow up at the USHMFS-Sofia - +359 2 952 60 01

Private practice - +359 2 9534427

Administrative office - +359 2 8517353

E-mail –

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