Prof. Dr. Rumen Benchev

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Prof. Dr. Rumen Benchev is otolaryngology specialist, with more than 20 years of professional experience. He graduated Medicine in Sofia Medical Academy. He had worked in the otolaryngology clinics at University hospital ”Tzaritza Yoana”, I University hospital ”Sofia”, and was Senior Assistant in the Medical Institute at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, where he was also Head Clinic Physician and Deputy Director.

Professional Experience

Prof. Dr. Rumen Benchev’s professional interest is in the field of Rhinology: complex diagnostics and treatment of obstructive nasal breathing, functional and aesthetic nasal surgery, functional endoscopic surgery of the paranasal sinuses, diagnostics, functional study and surgical treatment of snoring and initial stages of obstructive sleep apnea; allergic rhinitis, allergic diseases of the upper air passages; nasal and paransal sinuses oncological diseases; nasal functional study and pathology. He also works in the filed of Laryngology: functional laryngeal microsurgery; laryngeal stenosis, laryngeal paralysis, laser microsurgery correction for hoarseness of voice, early stages of laryngeal cancer, bilateral laryngeal paralysis.

Prof. Dr. Rumen Benchev has good command in English, German and Russian languages – both oral and written.

Prof. Dr. Rumen Benchev is a member of:

Chairman of the National Association of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Bulgarian Otorhinolaryngology Association and Sofia Otorhinolaryngology Association. Organizer and lecturer at the First Otorhinolaryngology International Course in Rhinoseptoplasty – Borovetz, 2009;
Chairman of the National Association of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery;
Chairman of the Bulgarian Otorhinolaryngologic Association;
Chairman of the Sofia Otorhinolaryngologic Association;
Member of the European Rhinologic Society;
Bulgarian Medical Association;
Bulgarian Otorhinolaryngologic Association;
Bulgarian Allergology Association;
Bulgarian Society for Dream Medicine;
Bulgarian Academy of Medicine;
Bulgarian Association of Clinical research;


1994- Specialization in Otorhinolaryngology clinic in Utrecht, Holland – Functional and Correctional Rhynoplasty.

June 1994 – International course in Functional and Correctional Rhynoplasty – Utrecht, Holland.
1995 – becomes Associate Professor
2002 – International course in Aesthetic Nasal Procedures – Ulm, Germany.
2002 – Health Management – Military Medical Academy, Sofia

2003 – Specialization at the Otorhinolaryngology Clinic, Graz, Austria- Functional and Endoscopic Surgery of the Paranasal sinuses.
2003 – International course in Functional and Endoscopic Surgery of the Paranasal sinuses ”From the Base Techniques to the Most Up-to dateSurgical Methods”- Graz, Austria.
2005 – Specialization at otorhinolaryngology clinic in Bochum, Germany – Functional Endoscopic Surgery of the Paranasal sinuses.

2005 – International course in Functional Endoscopic Surgery of the Paranasal sinuses – Bochum, Germany.

2007 – becomes Professor
2008 – International course in Aesthetic and Functional Nasal Surgery – Bologna, Italy.
2009 – Master course in Aesthetic Nasal Surgery and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery – Milan, Italy.
2010 – International course in Laser Otorhinolaryngologic Surgery – Namur, Belgium.


Dissertation: Laringeal and Laringotracheal Stenosis. Difficulties and Options for Treatment – 1995.
Dissertation: Dysfunction of Nasal Valve – Causes, Diagnostics and Options for Surgical Treatment – 2006.
Over 100 scientific publications in Bulgarian and foreign journals.

* Prof. Dr. Rumen Benchev operates solely in General Hospital ”St. Pantaleimon” !