Sanja Kolaček

prof. dr. sc. Sanja Kolaček, dr. med.
Professor of Pediatrics, The Medical University of Zagreb

Chief, Referral Center for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Head, Department of Pediatrics, University Children’s Hospital Zagreb

Present positions Professor of Pediatrics, The Medical University of Zagreb,
Chief, Referral Center for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Head, Department of Pediatrics, University Children’s Hospital Zagreb
Professional address Dept of Pediatrics, University Children’s Hospital Zagreb
10000 Zagreb, Klaićeva 16, Croatia
phone: +3854600291; mobile: +385915326622; fax: +38514600166
e-mail: [email protected]

Home address Vinogradska cesta 123A, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
tel: +385 1 37 65 344
Citizenship Croatian
Education & degrees
2008 • Professorship, (The Medical University of Zagreb)
1999 • Specialist in Pediatric gastroenterology
1995 • Habilitation (The Medical University of Zagreb)
1991 • Doctorate dissertation (The Medical University of Zagreb)
1985 – 1989 • Specialist in pediatrics
1984 • MSc thesis (The Medical University of Zagreb)
1983 – 1984 • Research fellow, Institute for Mother and Child, Zagreb
1976 – 1981 • Medical training, The Medical University Zagreb
Training in gastro-enterology & nutrition
1987-1988 • Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Dept. for gastroenterology (prof. IW Booth)
• King’s College Hospital London, Dept for pediatric hepatology (prof. A. Mowat) training in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition
1989 • ESPGHAN Summer School (ESPGHAN – European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition)
1990 • Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Dept. for gastroenterology (prof. IW Booth), training in pH monitoring
1993, 2001 • Dept for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Academish Medisch Centrum Amsterdam (J. Taminiau), training in ped.endoscopy
• Dept for Gastroenterology / Endoscopy Unit, Academish Medisch Centrum Amst. (G. Tytgat), training in therapeutic endoscopy
Research Projects Croatian Ministry of Science funded projects
1986-1990 • Growth and development of children and adolescents – partner
1996-2001 • Coeliac disease in children – 072555 – principal investigator
2002-2005 • Coeliac disease in children: diagnosis, growth, malignant alteration – 07201- principal investigator
• Coeliac disease in children: primary prevention & pathogenesis of chromosomal aberrations – 071-1083107-2054; principal investigator
Research Projects Funded by other sources
1995-1999 • ALIS project jointly funded by British Council & Croatian Ministry of Science. Chromosomal Aberrations in Coeliac Disease, joint investigator with IW. Booth from Birmingham Children’s Hospital
2006-2013 • EU FUNDED Project (FP6-205-FOOD-4-B) „PREVENTCD“ – Influence of the dietary history in the prevention of celiac disease: possibilities of induction of tolerance for gluten in genetic predisposed children – partner
2010-2012 • ESPEN Network Grant project „Malnutrition and outcome in hospitalized children in Europe“ – partner (ESPEN – European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition)
Scientific Research Multicenter European Studies
1993-1995 ESPGHAN multicenter study „Early feeding in childhood gastroenteritis, a randomized study“ – partner
1996-1998 ESPGHAN multicenter randomized double blind study „Role of LGG in the treatment of acute diarrhoea in children“ – partner
2004-2016 EUROKIDS IBD registry. Roles: recruitment of newly diagnosed children with IBD, investigating phenotype of the disease, determining natural history of IBD in children – partner
Chr. Hansen Research
Grant 2010-2012 PROBBIC 1 & PROBBIC 2: role of probiotic strain Bb12 in prevention of nosocomial infection & prevention of acute respir. and GIT infections in day care centres – principal investigator
Croatian Institute of Science 2015- IBD in children: effect of enteral nutrition on the microbiom & Croatian registry for children with IBD
Major functions in scientific societies • ESPGHAN President Elect from 2018
• General Secretary, ESPGHAN (European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) (2012 – 2015)
• UEG General Assembly Member (United European Gastroenterology)( 2005 –present)
• ESPGHAN Committee of Nutrition member (2005-2009)
• ESPGHAN Council Member (2001-2004)
• ESPGHAN IBD working group (2002- present)
• Chair of LLL n Pediatric Nutrition of ESPEN (Eur Society for Parent & Enteral Nutrition)
• President of Croatian Society for Ped. Gastro & Hepato & Nutrition(1999-2004)
• Vice-president of Croatian Pediatric Society (2009 – 2016)
Editorial & reviewer expertise • Journal of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Associate Editor (2008 – present)
• Paediatria Croatica, President of Advisory Board (2009 – present)
• Journal of Crohn’s & Colitis, Member of the International Advisory Board (2007 – present)
• Nutrition, Member of the Advisory Board (2000 – 2008)
• Serving as a reviewer in: Journal for Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis, Archives of disease in Childhood, Nutrition, Liječnički vjesnik

* ISI Web of Science
search until February 2018 Papers in peer-reviewed journals Over 300
Papers Scopus* 139
PUBMED (abstracts excluded) 110
Book Editor (Croatian editions) 5
Book chapters / international editions 31/8
Citations (Scopus)* 4998
Citations (Scopus) – without self citations* 4313
h-index 31

Invited speaker –international events only • Over 250, including major European congresses such as UEG, ESPGHAN, ESPEN, ECCO, EPA, and World Congress of PGHN

Chairing, moderator, organiser, co-organiser • Over 150, including major world and European annual congresses such as UEG, ESPGHAN, ESPEN, ECCO and World Congress of PGHN



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