Dr. Ingrid Prkačin, MD, PhD. Professor of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Merkur, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Currently, working in the Department of Emergency Internal Medicine as Haed of Unit. She was born in Zagreb, Croatia, on August 1, 1964. She received the Doctor of Medicine in 1988, Master degree-direction biomedicine in 1994, Internal medicine specialist in1996 and PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 2000,University of Zagreb, Croatia. She was Assistant Professor from 2009-2015 and from 2015 is Associate Profesor of internal medicine at the University of Zagreb. Prof. research interest area is hypertension and resistant hypertension, chronic kidney disease and diabetes mellitus in particular. She is focusing her research on risk factors of developing chronic kidney disease such as unhealthy lifestyle and obesity adopting risky behaviors started early in life. On these topics she authored more than 110 regular papers appeared in Pubmed/Scopus-indexed journals. In August 2017 her Scopus-based H-index was 13, with 478 citations. She has more than 29 years of experience in medicine, and most of it was spent in hypertension and chronic kidney disease research.
Prof. Prkačin’s research interest area is hypertension and chronic kidney disease in particular. Resistant hypertension and obesity are another area of research interest.