Mojca Maticic MD, PhD
By Mark In On September 4, 2020
Mojca Maticic MD, PhD is Head of the Viral Hepatitis Unit and Head of the STI Outpatient Service at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases and Febrile Illnesses, University Medical Centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is also a Full Professor of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana. After gaining her medical degree, Professor Maticic specialised in internal medicine and in infectious diseases at the University of Ljubljana, before completing a masters and PhD in HIV/AIDS and HCV, respectively. Subsequently, she undertook international postdoctoral training at the Middlesex Hospital and Royal Free Hospital in London, UK. Professor Maticic’s research interests focus on viral infections, primarily viral hepatitis, antiviral treatment and STIs.
A member of numerous professional societies including EASL (European association for the Study of the Liver), where she is a member of the Policy and Public Health Committee (PPHC), ESCMID (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) where she was co-chairing the Study Group for Viral Hepatitis (ESGVH), and INHSU (International Network for management of Hepatitis in Substance Users), she is an advisor for the Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board (VHPB), and served as an advisor for the World Health Organization HIV/Viral Hepatitis/STI Committee. Professor Maticic is also a member of the HIV/AIDS Committee of the Slovene Ministry of Health and a co-author of the National strategy for the management of HCV infection in Slovenia. She leads the Slovene National Viral Hepatitis Expert Board and co-authored the national clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of HCV and HBV. She was one of the founders of the National Healthcare Network for the management of HCV in PWID in Slovenia. She has authored or co-authored more than 450 articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals. Prof. Maticic regularly organises national and international conferences on viral hepatitis and in 2019 was nominated a Slovenian congress ambassador. During the COVID-19 pandemic she was awarded by the President of Slovenia for leading medical students – advisers in the unique national helpline that during a three-month period answered 50.000 calls.