Prof. Todor A. Popov, MD (BG)

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Todor (Ted) Popov graduated medicine in 1978 at the Medical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. He started his academic career in 1980 in the Clinical Centre of Allergology in Sofia. He acquired specialties in Internal Medicine in 1984, and in Clinical Allergology in 1992. He defended his PhD Thesis on airway responsiveness and cough in 1991. He spent 2 years as visiting professor at McMaster University in Canada, working with the team of F.E. Hargreave on methods to induce and examine sputum. Since 1997 he holds the position of associate professor at the Clinic of Allergy & Asthma at the Medical University in Sofia.

Areas of Interest: asthma diagnosis and treatment, non-invasive methods for evaluation of airway inflammation, bronchial reactivity and cough reflex measurements, urticaria, food allergy, epidemiology.

He has authored and co-authored more than 170 articles, contributed to different monographs, owns several Bulgarian and international patents. He is member of the editorial board of a number of medical journals, of Bulgarian and international societies: president of the Union of the Bulgarian Medical Societies, general secretary of the Bulgarian Society of Allergology, past president of INTERASMA, former vice president of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, International distinguished member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.