Assoc.Prof. Željka Petelin Gadže, M.D., Ph.D., neurologist, senior scientific collaborator, works at the Department of Neurology, Zagreb University Hospital Centre and School of Medicine, University of Zagreb from 2001. She is Head of the Referral Centre for Epilepsy of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia and President of the Croatian Society for EEG and Clinical Neurophysiology of the Croatian Medical Association. She is member of the interdisciplinary team for epilepsy surgery, which successfully performed first Wada test in Croatia in November 2009 and first brain operation of the patient with pharmacoresistant epilepsy in April 2010 (in Croatia and the region), after implantation of depth and subdural strip and grid electrodes and invasive monitoring. She is actively involved in the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. From 2006 she has been Neurology course co-ordinator and teacher (lectures, seminars and practices) at the Medical Studies in English, University of Zagreb. Besides doctoral dissertation she has published more than 100 papers in the field of neurology, from which 30 are original scientific papers (13 published in the CC journals and 17 in international review journals), and 11 chapters in the books; she is editor of one international and one domestic book. She is member of the Editorial board of the journals “Neurologia Croatica“, “Caspian Journal of Neurological Sciences“ and “EC Neurology“. She is also reviewer for the journals “Collegium Antropologicum“, “Liječnički vjesnik”, “Translational Neuroscience” and “Psychiatria Danubina“.
Assoc.Prof. Željka Petelin Gadže's research is focused on epileptology, clinical neurophysiology (electroencephalography), preoperative evaluation and neurosurgical treatment of the pharmacoresistant epilepsy, diagnostic evaluation and treatment of the malignant epileptic syndromes, neroimmunology