Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
Acting Functions in the Academy:
head, Croatian Museum of Medicine and Pharmacy
chair, Library Board, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Summary Of Qualifications
1964 – graduated at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
1968 -Master Degree at School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Zagreb
1970 – Doctoral thesis, PhD degree at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
1970 – Assistant at Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
1973 – specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery
1977 – Assistant Professor at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
1980 – Associate Professor at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
1984 – Professor at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
1997 – permanent Professorship at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
2000 – vice-dean for Research at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
2004.- regular member of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
2005. – professor emeritus University of Zagreb
1964 – 1970 – Assistant at Department for Anatomy “Drago Perović”, Zagreb
1968-1973 – Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Clinical Hospital Centre, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
1973-1980 – Orthopaedic Surgeon at Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Clinical Hospital Centre, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
1980-2005 – Chief of First Department, at Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Clinical Hospital Centre, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
1985-2005 – Chairman for Orthopaedic Surgery at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
2000- 2005 – Vice-dean for Research at School of Medicine University of Zagreb 2000. – 2005.
Institute for Anatomy, Lyon, France
Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Basel, Switzerland
Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Lyon, France
Centre des Massues, Lyon, France
Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
Clinics for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Clinics for Sports Medicine in Milwaukee, New York, Baltimore, Columbus, Los Angeles, USA
in Croatia, he established subspeciality in Orthopaedic Surgery: gonology, modern scoliology , modern sports traumatology and experimental (molecular) orthopaedics
he published over 500 scientific and professional papers: 70 papers in journals indexed in Current Contents, more than 100 papers in internationally indexed journals and rest of the papers in other journals
he is author of more than 45 teaching papers
he is author of the Manual of Orthopaedic Surgery: Pećina M. et al. Ortopedia, 3rd Ed., Naklada Ljevak, Zagreb, 2004.
he is author or co-author of more than 20 books
he published 5 books in USA: 1. Pećina M, Krmpotić-Nemanić J, Markiewitz A D. Tunnel Syndromes, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1991.; 2. Pećina M, Bojanić I. Overuse Injuries of the Musculoskeletal System, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1993.; 3. Pećina M, Krmpotić-Nemanić J, Markiewitz AD. Tunnel Syndromes. Peripheral Nerve Compression Syndromes, Second Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1997. 4. Pećina M, Krmpotić-Nemanić J, Markiewitz AD. Tunnel Syndromes.Peripheral Nerve Compression Syndromes, Third Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton , 2001. 5. Pećina M, Bojanić I. Overuse Injuries of the Musculoskeletal System, Second Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2003.
Additional Scientific and Professional Activities
educational work for graduates and post-graduates
mentor for 26 master thesis (M.sc.), 20 doctoral thesis(Ph.D.) and 57 graduate thesis
area of special scientific and professional interest: clinical anatomy, applied biomechanics of musculoskeletal system, scoliology, gonology , sports traumatology and molecular biology in orthopaedics.
assistant editor from 1993. and Editor-in-Chief from 2008 of journal International Orthopaedics (SICOT)
corresponding member of Editorial Board of journal Hip International
establisher and chief editor of Croatian Sports Medicine Journal
member of editorial council of journals Liječnički Vjesnik, Medicus and Medix
member of Editorial Board of journal Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Čechoslovaka
member of Assistant Editorial Board European Spine Journal
founder and member of Croatian Olympic Committee and chairman of the Medical Commission of Croatian Olympic Committee (1992.-1996.)
National Science Award of the Republic of Croatia for Lifetime Achievement in Biomedicine for 2008.
2007 Croatian award “Josip Juraj Strossmayer” for book:” Functional anatomy of the locomotour system, Naklada Ljevak,Zagreb, 2006.
2006 Honored Member of Croatian Medical Association
2006 Award of Austrian Orthopaedic Society
2005 Ambassador of Bone and Joint Decade
2005 Award for scientific poster in XXIII World Orthopaedic Congress
2004 Award as honored member of Czech Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society
2003 EFORT award for scientific poster
2002 Award “Dr. Ante Šercer” of Medical Academy of Croatia
2001 City of Zagreb award for scientific achievement
1998 special diploma of SICOT for development of orthopaedic surgery
1994 ESSKA award for scientific poster
1993 Croatian award “Josip Juraj Strossmayer” for book: Pećina M.: Overuse injuries of the musculoskeletal system, Globus, Zagreb 1992.
1993 Croatian award “Ruđer Bošković” for scientific achievement
1992 Croatian award “Dr. Franjo Bučar” for achievements in sports medicine
1991 “Juan Antonio Samaranch” award for scientific lecture
1988 Award as honored member of Hellenic Orthopaedic Society
1977 Balkan Medical Union award for scientific achievement
regular member of Croatian Academy for Sciences and Arts
regular member of Croatian Medical Academy
president of Croatian Orthopaedic Society of Croatian Medical Association (1997 -2005) and president of 4th CEOC Dubrovnik-Cavtat 2002.
co-founder of “European Spinal Deformities Society” (vice president from 1989 to 1992)
member of International Knee Society; Italian Club of Knee Surgery; French Society for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology; European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; New York Academy of Sciences; College European de Traumatologie du Sport; International Association of Olympic Medical Officers; International Federation of Sports Medicine;European Calcified Tissue Society.
Croatian national delegate in International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT)