Dusan Pavčnik, M.D., PhD
Born in Slovenia, Dusan Pavčnik received his medical degree in 1973 from the University of Ljubljana. He served at the Medical School as a radiologist and, in 1988, received his PhD there.
At the Institute, Pavčnik was a research professor of interventional radiology for 20 years beginning in 1995. In January 2000, he received the first Josef Rösch Chair of Interventional Radiology Research. In 2008, he also became the Director of Research and remained in this position until his retirement in 2015.
Pavčnik did an outstanding job in research at the Institute with a wide variety of interventional procedures and devices. His last work involved research in bioprosthetic venous valve to treat chronic venous insufficiency. Pavčnik received an NIH Grant for this research. He published more than 150 peer reviewed papers and book chapters, and obtained 17 United States patents.