Past Fellows

1990 Zatlers and ZarinsIn 1991, the Latvian Medical Foundation sponsored its first traveling fellow: Dr. Valdis Zatlers. Dr. Zatlers completed his fellowship in orthopaedic surgery and went on to become a premier physician in Latvia. His leadership in the medical field and as a political activist helped propel him to become the seventh president of Latvia, from 2007 to 2011. He now serves as chairman of the Latvian Medical Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Krievins and Zarins

In 1993, Dr. Dainis Krieviņš, then a resident, spent a year training in vascular surgery at Stanford University after receiving a scholarship from the Latvian Medical Foundation. Today, Dr. Krieviņš is a premier vascular surgeon in Latvia and Professor of Surgery at the University of Latvia. He also serves as president of the Latvian Medical Foundation’s operations in Latvia.

With the help of a generous donation from Norman Knight, the traveling fellowship was named the Zarins-Knight Traveling Fellowship. The award has continued to enable young Latvian physicians and medical students to train abroad and bring back invaluable experience to address healthcare needs in Latvia. Since 2003, 29 young clinicians have received $140,000 in aid to train in 12 different countries.

List of Zarins-Knight Traveling Fellows

2017
Edgars Zellans, Anesthesia and Critical Care
Gunta Laizāne, Infection control, Riga Children’s Clinical University Hospital
Kristiāns Meidrops, Cardiac Surgery
Urzula Safronova, Nuclear Medicine

2016
Marija Ose, Traumatology /Orthopedic Surgery
Juris Nazarovs, Pathology
Jevgēņijs Kravčuks, Emergency Medicine
Zanda  Pučuka, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Stradins Clinical University Hospital Liver Transplantation Group

2014
Kristine Sapovalova, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
Anda Apine, Dermatology

2012
Ieva Baidekalna, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Roberts Lielbuss, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
Artis Knapsis

2011
Sanita Ponomarjova, Diagnostic Radiology

2010
Artjoms Špaks, General Surgery
Ēriks Ozols, Orthopaedic Surgery

2009
Patricija Ivanova, Endovascular Surgery

2008
Maija Radziņa, Diagnostic Radiology
Oskars Gāliņš, Cardiology and Anesthesiology

2007
Mārtiņš Kalējs, Cardiac Surgery
Mārcis Gediņš, Vascular Surgery
Zane Jaunmuktāne, Pathology

2005
Juris Rīts, Vascular Surgery
Ģirts Salmiņš, Pediatric Orthopaedics
Valts Ozoliņš, Pediatric Cardiology
Helmuts Kidikas, Diagnostic Radiology
Sergejs Isajevs, Medical Student
Kaspars Ķīsis, Vascular Surgery
Māra Virza, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

2004
Lauma Logina, Plastic Surgery
Vita Zīdere, Pediatric Cardiology
Zane Ābola, Pediatric Surgery

2003
Maris Zambrāns, Orthopaedic Surgery
Linda Nimroda, Otolaryngology
Alda Bumbure, Endocrinology
Ilze Strumfa, Pathology
Sergejs Isajevs, Medical Student

 

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