March 2007: Graduated as a Anesthesiologist /Intensivist in UHC “Mother Teresa”, Tirana, Albania with final grade 10.
2003-2007: Residency in dept. of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Unit at UHC “Mother Teresa”, Tirana, Albania.
Aug.2001: Graduated as General Practitioner, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tirana, 1995-2001:General practitioner , Faculty of Medicine, University of Tirana ,Albania.
1991-1995:General High school “Shefqet Guzi” Gramsh, Albania.
2009 – present:
Working in Cardiothoracic division and multi-disciplinary department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Unit , at American Hospital, Tirana ,Albania.
2007-2009: Working in department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Unit, in Cardiology and Cardio-Vascular Surgery department at”Balkan Alliance Medical Center” (American Hospital),Tirana,Albania.
2003-2007: Residency in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital Center “Mother Teresa”.Tirana,Albania. During this time I had a good exposure and acquired good skills in cardio-vascular department, pediatric surgery department, obstetrics and gynecology department, general surgery department, trauma and neurosurgery ,thoracic and oncology surgery, ENT, ophthalmology and ICU.
2001-2003:Medical Director and General Practitioner in” Medical Centre Shemrize, Gramsh,” DSHP Elbasan, Albania.
Trainings and Qualifications:
Apr.-sept. 2017:Training at UNC Chapel-hill, NC, USA in multi-disciplinary department of Anesthesiology and Intensive care unit: main focus in Cardiothoracic division,TEE,CTICU.
Jan. 2016: Participant in The children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP /Salzburg seminar in Pediatric Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine ,held in Salzburg,Austria.
Dec.2015:Participant in III CEEA course; Critical care,Emergency medicine, blood transfusion organized by CEEA(Committee European Education in Anesthesiology) and ASAI Oct. 2014:Participant in the Trans-esophageal Echocardiography(TEE) training course, organized by American Hospital (Albania) in collaboration with the University College London Hospital.
Sep. 2013:Participant in the Trans-esophageal Echocardiography(TEE) training course, organized by American Hospital (Albania) in collaboration with the University College London Hospital.
May 2012:Participant in the “2012 Weill Cornell Seminar of Anesthesiology” and workshop ,organized by American-Austrian Foundation(AAF), held in Salzburg ,Austria.
2002-2003: Training course organized by SEATS-TASC/ USAID regarding:
Sept. 2002 – Refresh course for Family planning.
Dec. 2002 – Care for pregnant women and breast feeding;
May 2003 – Prevention of sexual transmitted diseases and HIV.
2002: Training course organized by Partnership International Medical Education “Mental health, problems in primary health care”.
2001-2003: Medical coordinator in project “Plan Albania “ and training course in development of medical care in rural area.
2000: Short Course organized by IMC (International Medical Corps) regarding with emergency medicine and providing the first aid.
Participation, Congresses and Qualification
Nov.2017:Participant in III International Medical Congress in Albania.(IMCA) (Lecture).
Oct.2017:Participant in 25th Surgical Congress in ,Tirana,Albania.(Lecture).
Sep. 2016: Participant in 8th European Congress on Pediatric Anesthesia ,held in Belgrade, Serbia (poster presentation-Cardio-thoracic category-main author).
Sep. 2016: Participant in II International Medical Congres in Albania(IMCA). (Posterpresentation-main author)
May 18-21 2016: Participant in theARUD 2016 Congress “Balkan States Anesthesia Days III” held in Skopje, Macedonia (Lecture)
April 2015:Participant and coordinator of the first International Medical Congress in Albania (IMCA).(Lecture)
May 2015:Participant in the ARUD2015 Congress”Balkan States Anaesthesia Days II” held in Tirana,Albania.(Lecture)
Apr. 2014 :Participant in the ARUD2014 Congress :Balkan States Anaesthesia Days-Pediatric Anesthesia and Intensive Care held in Pristina ,Kosovo.
Feb.2013: Participant in the Core Curriculum Course in Pediatric Orthopedic held in Tirane,Albania.
Nov. 2012: Participant in the VI National Congress of Perinatal Medicine Tirane, Albania.
Oct.2013:Participant in the VIII International Congress of the Mediterranean Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, held in Tirana,Albania.
Oct 2012:Participant in annual Congress of Albanian Society of Infectivology
Sep. 2012:Participant in the IV International Conference for Pain Treatment ,held in Prizren, Kosova.
Oct.2012:Participant in XVI Congress of Albanian Society of Cardiology,”Preventive of Cardiovascular Disease/Evaluation and Risk Management.”
Apr. 2011: Participant in the 3rd Albanian Airway Meeting and Workshop organized by EAMS (European Airway Management Society) held in Tirana,Albania.
Apr.2011: First Mediterranean Cancer Congress, (MTTC) Tirana, Albania.
2003-present: Annual Conference organized by ASAI (Albanian Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care).
2003-present: Annual Surgical Conferences organized by Albanian Health Fund.
2003-present:Annual National Albanian Pain Conference organized by APA (Albanian Pain Association).
Presentations, Publications, Articles
Nov.2017:Anesthesia in off pump coronary by-pass.Our experience in 178 patients case series.IMCA III Tirana, Albania, oral presentation(main author)
Oct.2017:Anesthesia for Thymectomy in Juvenile Myasthenia Graves (JMG) .(Case report); 25th Surgical Congress ,Tirana, Albania, oral presentation,(main author)
Sep./Oct.2016: Anesthetic challenge of children with large anterior mediastinal masses (AMM) . ESPA Congress,Belgrade,Serbia, poster presentation,(main author)
Sep.2016: Anesthesia and Sturge Weber Syndrome(SWS).IMCA, Tirana, Albania, poster presentation,(main author)
May 2016:Combined spinal-epidural anesthesia(CSEA) vs spinal anesthesia(SA) during hip surgery in high risk elderly patients. ARUD ,Skopje ,Macedonia, oral presentation (main author)
Jan.2016. Anesthesia for Thymectomy in Juvenile Myasthenia Graves (JMG) .(Case report),Salzburg, Austria
Oct.2015: Mendelson’s Syndrome, a Challenge for Anesthesiologist and Intensivist. A Case Report.”23th Surgical Congress “Tirana, Albania, oral presentation,(main author)
April 2015: Off pump CABG-Anesthetic and Surgical Consideration. “International Medical Congress”IMCA I,Tirana, Albania, oral presentation,(main author)
May 2015:Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Parkinson’s Disease.A Case Report. ARUD , Tirana, Albania, oral presentation, (main author)
Oct.2014:Regional Anesthesia alone as an alternative to General Anesthesia for Abdominal Surgery in selected high-risk patients. “ 22 th Surgical Congress”, Tirana,Albania.oral presentation,(main author)
May 2015:The surgical management of blast pelvis.The 16 European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, Amsterdam, Netherlands(co-author)
Oct. 2014:High Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia without General Anesthesia in Cardiac Surgery.(A case report)” XIII Congress of ASAI” ,Tirana, Albania (co-author)
Nov.2014: Trigeminale neuralgia, the method of diagnostic and treatment with Intervencionare Radiology. The tenth international Meeting of Albanian Imaging Association(AIA)(co-author)
Apr.2013:Spinal Anesthesia in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a 75years patient with congestive heart failure NYHA III.(A Case Report).XII Congress of ASAI,Tirana,Albania(co-author)
May 2012: Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia for laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a patient with Dilated Cardiomyopathy(Case report).Salzburg, Austria.
Oct. 2012:The management of life threatening lower GI bleeding in selected patients. – Poster presentation. 20th Albanian Surgical Conference, Tirana, Albania(co-author).
Nov.2011:The role of pelvic MRI in the assessment of abscesses and anal fistula. Oral Presentation.19th Albanian Surgical Conference, Tirana, Albania(co-author).
March 2010: Post-operative kidney dysfunction in Cardio-Vascular Surgery in off and on pump CABG .”10th Congress of ASAI”Tirana, Albania (co-author)
Sep. 2008: Anesthesiological Consideration during Total Circulatory Arrest in the Surgery of Aortic Arch .”11th Congress of Cardio-thoracic and Vascular Anesthesia”. Berlin, Germany.(co-author)
May 2008: Anesthesiology in patients with Aortic Arch surgery.” 8th Congress of ASAI”. Tirana, Albania(co-author)
Dec.4 -2014:Spinal Anesthesia in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a 75years patient with congestive heart failure NYHA III.(A Case Report). Journal of Anesthesia & Critical Care.Open Access (co-author).
CT/MRI accuracy in detecting and determining preoperative stage of gastric adenocarcinoma in Albania
Altin Malaj, Fatmir Bilaj, Albana Shahini, Marjeta Miraka
Contemp Oncol (Pozn) 2017; 21(2): 168–173. Published online 2017 Jun 30.
Aug.10-2001:Certified “Medical Doctor” from Medical Faculty, University of Tirana,Albania.
March 20-2007:Certified”Anesthesiologyst/Intensivist ” from Medical Faculty, University of Tirana,Albania.
Member of Order of Physicians of Albania
Member of Albanian Society of Anesthesiology/Intensive Care (ASAI)
Member of Europeans Society of Anesthesiology (ESA)
Member of European Society of Pediatric Anesthesia (ESPA)
Member of European Association of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia (EACT)
Member of AAF(American Austrian Foundation)
Cardiac anesthesia,TEE; Thoracic anesthesia; Difficult airway management;Regional anesthesia;Pediatric anesthesia;ICU