Luka Brcic, MD, PhD

Diagnostic & Research Center for Molecular BioMedicine, Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Dr. Brcic finished medical studies and his residency program in pathology at the University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, in Zagreb, Croatia. He worked as a consultant pathologist at the School of Medicine and University Hospital Center Zagreb in the period of 2010 till 2015, when he moved to the Medical University of Graz, Austria. He defended his PhD Thesis in 2008.

During his early training period, he made study visits to known lung pathologists- Prof. Sanja Dacic, at University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA (2007, 2001), and to Prof. Helmut Popper at the Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria (2009). Since than his main interest is thoracic pathology, with accent on mesotheliomas and lung carcinoma. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, and some book chapters.

He has been awarded with UICC International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowship in 2011, and he received the prize for high scientific productivity of young investigators in 2007-2011 period (University of Zagreb School of Medicine) and in 2008 Sergej Saltykow Prize for the best doctoral thesis in the field of pathology.

He has been very active in pathology education through establishing European School of Pathology-Zagreb Edition, in 2007, which has been running ever since, and organization of Croatian pathologists’ meetings. Furthermore, he is active in professional and academic associations related to (pulmonary) pathology (ÖGPath, ESP, IASLC, PPS). He served as the Treasurer of the national association of pathologists in Croatia, and is currently the Secretary of the Austrian Society of Pathology/IAP Division Austria and member of the PPS membership committee.

He is Editorial Board member of Diagnostic Pathology and Scientific Reports.