Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolay Yordanov graduated from the Medical University – Varna, then specialized in “Anesthesiology and Resuscitation” at the Medical University – Sofia, and in 2015 received a doctorate from the Medical University – Pleven. He completed a course in anesthesiology at Cornell University, after which he specialized in pain management in Vienna, palliative medicine in Poznan, terminal care in Budapest and supportive cancer care in Belgrade.
He is a member of the European Palliative Care Society (EAPC) and the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), as well as the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Honorary member of the Bulgarian Society for the Study and Treatment of Pain and is a member of the Board of the Bulgarian Association for Long-Term and Palliative Care. He has about 70 publications on palliative care, has published several textbooks and is a member of the editorial board of the magazines “Palliative Care and Social Practice” and “Folia Palliatrica”.
Currently, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yordanov teaches at the Vratsa branch of the Medical University – Sofia, as well as at the University of Pleven. From 1998 to 2020 he was head of the Palliative Care Department at the Complex Oncology Center in Vratsa.