Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka
The Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka is one of five clinical hospital centers in Croatia. It is a regional hospital center covering three counties, providing medical care for approximately 600,000 inhabitants. At the same time, the Clinical Hospital Center of Rijeka is a teaching and scientific-research base of the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Health Studies and Faculty of Dental Medicine of the University of Rijeka. Besides the management and the administrative-technical services, it consists of 18 clinics, 6 clinical institutes, 6 independent institutes, one independent departments and the hospital pharmacy. The total capacity is 1,069 hospital beds and it employs 3.456 employees (March 2023). In the Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka more than 45,000 patients are hospitalized per year reaching some 300,000 hospital days. Around three million outpatient services are provided and some 600,000 outpatient visits, while in the day hospital around 190,000 hospital services are rendered.
Professor of Neurology at the Rijeka University, Rijeka, Croatia Head of R&D Department of UHC, Rijeka, Croatia Head of the Department of Neurology Medical Faculty University of Rijeka Head of Clinical Department of Neurology, UHC Rijeka Major research interest in progression, genetics, neuroimmunology of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, understanding the mechanism of action of Deep brain stimulation through clinical research and improving clinical results A lot of scientific papers & speaker at > 250 national and international scientific meetings
Valentino Rački, MD, is a research assistant at the Department of Neurology, Medical Faculty, University of Rijeka. Previous work experience includes a research assistant position at the Department of Physiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Rijeka. Scientific work is focused on neuroimmunology and neurogenetics, with prior publications in the area of genetics in movement disorders and microglia immunometabolic programming.