Assist. Prof. Mirjana Turkalj, MD, PhD was born in 1963 in Slavonski Brod. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb in 1987. Since 1998 she has been a pediatric specialist, since 2005 a subspecialist in allergology and clinical immunology and since 2014 a docent at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek. She was elected as a Scientific Assistant Professor in 2015 at the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb. The professional title of an extraordinary professor was acquired in 2017 at the Croatian Catholic University.
She works as a pediatric subspecialist at Children’s Hospital Srebrnjak in Zagreb. She is a Head of the Clinical Allergology Center of the Croatian Ministry of Health’s Reference Center and head of GA2LEN, the European Center for Excellence for Asthma and Allergies for Children. She is a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb (Integrated Medicine Study in English; “Basics of Pediatric Allergy”), at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology (“Immunology for nutritionists”), at the “Pediatrics” course at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, at the Croatian School of Nursing (“Pediatrics”) and at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry (“Pathomechanisms and Diagnosis of Allergic Diseases”).
She is head of the 2 FP7 European project.
She had a professional training at the University Clinic (LHK), Graz, Austria, prof. M. Varga, 2000, at Children’s Hospital Cincinnati, USA, prof. M. Rothenberg, 2001 and Odessa, Denmark; Allergy center, prof. J. Brindslev-Jensen, 2008.
She is a member of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the Croatian Medical Association, the Croatian Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology, the Croatian Society of Pediatricians, Croatian Society for Pediatric Pathology, Croatian Society for Health Ecology, Croatian Society for Human Genetics and Croatian Association of Sports Medicine.
She wrote over 140 papers, 26 of which were indexed in CC journals. She actively participates in domestic and international congresses, where she has written and presented more than 100 abstracts.