Prof. Željko Krznarić, M.D., Ph.D., is the President of Croatian Medical Chamber and Head of the Committee of Clinical Nutrition, Ministry of Health, Republic of Croatia. He graduated at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb in 1984. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biomedicine in 1990 at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. He specialised in internal medicine at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb from 1988 to 1992. He works at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb since 1993. In 1997 he obtained his Ph.D. degree in medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb.
His doctoral thesis was: „The value of continuous monitoring of serum concentrations of acute phase of proteins and oligo elements in Chron’s disease“. In 2001 he specialised in gastroenterology and hepatology and in 2010 he received the European accreditation of gastroenterology and hepatology (he is the Fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, FEBGH). He teaches the module of „Internal medicine and Internal propedeutics“ for undergraduate and graduate studies at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. He is a lecturer of the module “Rational use of drugs” and leader of the modules “Diet therapy” and “Enteraland parenteral nutrition” for postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb.
He is also the leader and active participant-lecturer at various postgraduate courses at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, in the field of internal medicine and clinical nutrition. He is the author of more than 200 articles, abstracts & chapters in books. Most of them are on general gastroenterology, IBD and nutrition (English and Croatian language). Professor Krznarić is a Member of the Committee of Food for Special Medical Purposes, Ministry of Health, Republic of Croatia, Member of the Hospital Drug Committee, President of the Croatian Society of Clinical Nutrition, Treasurer of the Croatian Society of Gastroenterology and Executive Committee Member of the Financial Committee of World Gastroenterological Organisation, Member of the International Council of Nutritional Support Organisations – ICNSO (Executive Committee), Member of ASNEMGE, OMGE, UEGF, ESPEN, ASPEN, ICNSO, ECCO, Lecturer of ESPEN, President of Adriatic Club of Clinical Nutrition (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, FYR of Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria), Council Member of the European Board of Gastroenterology, Council Member of the European Section of Gastroenterology, Editorial Board, Drug Bulletin of the University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Member of the Editorial Board of Pharmaca, Zagreb, Member of the Advisory Board of the Croatian Medical Journal.