Short Curriculum of Research

Violeta Iotova


Medical University of Varna (MUV)
Department of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics
Contact: iotova(at)

Research Activities

Clinician – Paediatrician and Paediatric Endocrinologist, with more than 20 years experience in clinical research, mainly in the fields of childhood diabetes, obesity and rare diseases. Expertise in epidemiologic, public health (interventional), case-control and case studies. Participation in international collaborative projects (EURODIAB/DiaMond, ESPE Research Grant, ToyBox/7FP of EC, COST BM1303, Feel4Diabetes/Horizon2020).

Education/ Training

02/2003Diploma in Health Management
12/1999Speciality in Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases
01/1999Speciality in Pediatrics
11/1988High Medial Institute, Varna, cum laude
07/1982English Language School, cum laude

Research Experience/ Academic Appointments

04/2013Professor in Pediatrics
06/2012DSc in later risk related to abdominal fat mass
04/2007Assoc. Professor
06/2002PhD in SGA postnatal growth and metabolic risk
08/1991Assistant Professor at MUV

Important Scientific Prizes/ Functions

 Suvervisor of 5 PhD students currently
2015Gold award with Diploma from the Bulgarian Union of Scientists
2014Blue Ribbon Medal for scientific achievments (MUV)
2014-2017MUV PI for Feel4Diabetes Project under Horizon 2020
2009-2014MUV PI for ToyBox Project under the FP7 of EU


  • Baetens D, Mladenov W, Delle Chiaie B, Menten B, Desloovere A, Iotova V, Callewaert B, Van Laecke E, Hoebeke P, De Baere E, Cools M. Extensive clinical, hormonal and genetic screening in a large consecutive series of 46,XY neonates and infants with atypical sexual development. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2014 Dec 14;9(1):209. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Mladenov V. Delle Chiaie B, Acke T, Desloovere A, Menten B, De Baere E, Iotova V, Hoebeke P, Cools M. Hormonal and genetic work-up is useful in 46, XY neonates with milder forms of undervirilisation. 50th ESPE Annual Meeting, 25-28 September 2011, Glasgow, UK. Horm Research In Paediatrics P2-d2-782, SF1 Glasgow 2011
  • Yordanova G, Iotova V, Kalchev K, Ivanov K, Balev B, Kolev N, Tonev A, Oosterhuis W. Virilizing adrenal oncocytoma in a 9-year-old girl: rare neoplasm with an intriguing postoperative course. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Dec 16. pii: /j/jpem.ahead-of-print/jpem-2014-0308/jpem-2014-0308.xml. doi: 10.1515/jpem-2014-0308. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Dénes J1, Swords F, Rattenberry E, Stals K, Owens M, Cranston T, Xekouki P, Moran L, Kumar A, Wassif C, Fersht N, Baldeweg SE, Morris D, Lightman S, Agha A, Rees A, Grieve J, Powell M, Luiz Boguszewski C, Dutta P, Thakker RV, Srirangalingam U, Thompson CJ, Druce M, Higham C, Davis J, Eeles R, Stevenson M, O'Sullivan B, Taniere P, Skordilis K, Gabrovska P, Barlier A, Webb SM, Aulinas A, Drake WM, Bevan JS, Preda C, Dalantaeva N, Ribeiro-Oliveira A Jr, Tena Garcia I, Yordanova G, Iotova V, Evanson J, Grossman AB, Trouillas J, Ellard S, Stratakis CA, Maher ER, Roncaroli F, Korbonits M. Heterogeneous genetic background of the association of pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma and pituitary adenoma - results from a large patient cohort. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Dec 12:jc20143399. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Mladenov V., V. Iotova, L. Angelova. Klinefelter’s syndrome phenotype in a boy with 46, dupX (p22.2; 22.3)Y mozaicism. 51st Annual Meeting of the ESPE, Leipzig, Germany, September 20-23, 2012. Horm Res Pediatr 2012, 78 (S1): EPO-247