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Dr. Sonja Gracin, MS, MD, PhD, SFNWC

© NWC - Dr. Sonja Gracin, MS, MD, PhD, SFNWC - Consultant in Nephrology and General Medicine in the Renal Department of Sunderby Hospital in Luleå, Sweden - Senior Fellow of New Westminster College - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - http://www.newwestminstercollege.ca

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Dr. Sonja Gracin, MS, MD, PhD, SFNWC

Dr. Sonja Gracin is a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College with an outstanding record of ethical leadership and medical service as a Consultant in Nephrology and General Medicine.

Dr. Gracin’s language proficiency includes Croatian, Swedish, English and Italian and her professional experience and training include:

  • 2014 – present: Consultant in Nephrology and General Medicine, Renal Department, Sunderby Hospital, Luleå, Sweden
  • 2007-2014: Consultant in Nephrology and General Medicine, University Hospital Merkur, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2007-2009: Renal Specialty Education, University Hospital Merkur, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2010-2012: Renal Fellow, Royal London Hospital, London, United Kingdom
  • 2009-2009: Visiting Clinician, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, New York, USA
  • 2008-2008: Nephrology Upgrade Course, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • 2002-2011: PhD Student, Department of Immunobiology, Faculty of Science, University School in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2002-2006: Specialization in General Medicine, University Hospital Vuk Vrhovac, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2001-2002: Postgraduate Course in Diabetology, Medical School University in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2000-2007: Consultant in Internal Medicine, University Hospital Vuk Vrhovac, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1992-1998: Medical School, Medical School University in Zagreb, Croatia

Dr. Gracin’s fellowships and qualifications include:

  • 2015: Senior Fellow, New Westminster College
  • 2013: Certification as Consultant in Nephrology
  • 2012: Fellow, European Renal Association
  • 2011: Fellow, International Society of Nephrology
  • 2011: PhD in Physiology and Immunobiology, University School in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2010: Master of Science in Physiology and Immunobiology, University School in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2008: Nephrology Upgrade, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • 2006: Certification as Consultant in General Medicine
  • 1998: Medical Doctor with Honours (Top 10%), Medical School University in Zagreb, Croatia
Dr. Gracin’s publications and papers include:
  1. Gracin, Sonja, Kovačević Vojtušek, Ivana, Vidas, Željko, Mladen Knotek, Danica Ljubanović, Ika Kardum Skelin. Polyomavirus associated nephropathy after simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation- Case report. Coll Antropol, 2010:34 (2); 623-6/ Current Contents
  2. Kovacevic Vojtusek I, Gracin S, Knotek M, Ljubanovic D, Kardum-Skelin I, Sabljar-Matovinovic M. First Documented Case of BK Nephropathy in Kidney Transplant Recipient in Croatia: Usage of Urine Cytology in Evaluation Process. Coll Antropol, 2010, 34 (1)/ Current Contents.
  3. Gracin S, Kolaric Branko, Ljubanovic GD, Flegar MZ, Mihovilovic K, Yaqoob MM, Kovacevic IV, Knotek M. Association between episodes of acute pyelonephritis and chronic histological changes on 1 year protocol biopsies following kidney transplantation. Poster presented at the American Transplant Congress in Boston, 2012
  4. Jurekovic, Zeljka, Ljubanovic Danica, Gracin Sonja, Kovacevic Vojtusek Ivana, Vidas Zeljko, Jurenec Franjo, Jadrijevic Stipislav, Kocman Branislav, Skopljanac Andrija, Zmire Milica Cakalo, Dubravka; Gustin, Denis; Sabljar-Matovinovic, Mirjana; Knotek, Mladen. Living donor and recipient variables associated with renal graft function. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008; 19: 882A .
  5. Mihovilović, Karlo; Kovačević-Vojtušek, Ivana; Gracin, Sonja; Filipec-Kanižaj, Tajana; Naumovski-Mihalić, Slavica; Knotek, Mladen. Extracorporeal Liver Support Therapy as a Bridge to Liver Transplantation. Blood Purification, 2008; 26 / Zietse, Robert; Shaldon, Stanley (Ur.).Basel : Karger, 2008. 13-13.
  6. Bulum J, Car N, Duvnjak L, Gracin S, Metelko Z. Takayasu arteritis and chronic autoimmune thyroiditis in a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Clinical Rheumatology. 24 (2005), 2; 169-171/CC
  7. Duvnjak L, Gracin S, Car N. Treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus with lispro insulin. Medical Review. 124 (2002) 3;87.
  8. Duvnjak L, Vuckovic S, Gracin S, Car N, Metelko Z. Relationship between 24 -hour blood pressure rhythm and sutonomic nervous system function in normotensive, normoalbuminuric patients with type 1 diabetes. Medical Review, 124 (2002) 3:4 7.

As a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College, Dr. Sonja Gracin is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

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