Consultant – Dr. Ilir Vela

Specialist in Thoracic Surgery


2018- PRESENT – Ph.D. studies Medical Faculty in Skopje, Ss Cyril, and Methodius University Skopje, R. Macedonia Complications

2019 – Board Certification Examination in Thoracic Surgery: accreditation as Chest Surgeon

2014 – Board Certification Examination in General Surgery: accreditations General Surgeon

2008 – Master studies in Medical Faculty in Skopje, Ss Cyril and Methodius University Skopje, R. Macedonia

2003 – Medical Faculty, University of Pristina Kosova

1991-1995 – Kiril Pejcinovic High School Tetovo Macedonia

2020 – International workshop Oncoplastic and breast reconstructive surgery in multidisciplinary approach – Kyiv, Ukraine

Work Experience

2008 – PRESENT – Clinical Center of Skopje, Working as a Board Certified Surgeon at the Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery where Breast and Thyroid surgeries are also performed.

2010 – PRESENT – St. Kiril and Metodi University Medical Faculty-Skopje Assistant at the department of surgery. Research, Education, and Administrative responsibilities. Practical and didactic teaching of general surgery to residents.

11/2017 02/2018 05/2016 08/2016 – Chest Disease Hospital -Kuwait City worked for three months at Thoracic Surgery Department two years in a row.

2006-2008 – Tetova State University I have lectured as an assistant in Anatomy and Physiology

2004-2006 – Clinical Center of Skopje Worked at the hyperbaric chamber with the treatment of hyperbaric oxygen therapy

2003-2004 – Clinical Center of Prishtina I have worked as a trainee


2018 – ESTS Course on Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy and Anastomosis – Copenhagen, Denmark

2016 – Memorial Hospital -Istanbul Turkey Participated at “The Balkan – Turkish Thoracic Surgery Days”

2014 – Liv Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Istanbul, Turkey Participated at Treatments In Thyroid Cancer” Symposium

2014 – IBUS International Breast Ultrasound Conference Sibiu, Romania


Member of European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Member of Macedonian Medical Chamber

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