Position and Honors

  • Winner of Donnell D. Etzwiler International Scholar Award 2020.
  • Member of Presidency of the National Scientific Association of Endocrinologists and Diabetologists (09/2018 - to date)
  • President of Scientific Committee of National Diabetes Days (03/2019)
  • Subspecialist (Fellow) Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders (03/2018 - to date)
  • Member of the first National Diabetes Committee (02/2015 - 01/2017)
  • Medical Advisor, Diabetes, to Minister of Health (Creation and implementation of National eHealth System related to diabetes care, WHO NCD and IDF National Contact Person) (07/2012 - 06/2016)
  • Ass. Professor (Doc.), University Goce Delcev, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Stip (01/2016 - to date)
  • Prize for Best published article in Vox Medici (Journal of Doctor's Chamber of Macedonia) (06/2014)
  • Doctor of Medical Sciences (PhD / Dr. Sci.Med.) (04/2014 - to date)
  • Assistant Prof, University  Goce Delcev , Faculty of Medical Sciences, Stip (09/2013 - 12/2015)
  • National Representative of EPMA, Diabetes (European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine) (2013 - to date)
  • Member of DESG (Diabetes Education Study Group) within EASD (European Association for Study of Daibetes) (2012 - to date)
  • Specialist Internal Medicine (01/2009 - to date)
  • Master of Medical Sciences (Mr.Sci.Med.) (Score 10 of 10) (06/2007 - to date)
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD degree) (second highest score in generation 9.7 of 10) (07/1999 - to date)

 Other Experience

  • University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore, MD, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition; Veteran Affairs Healthcare System, Baltimore, MD, Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology (02/2017)
  • University Clinic of Emergency Internal Medicine and Toxicology, Skopje (01/2014 - 05/2016)
  • Medical Advisor to Minister of Health - Rational use of medicines, introduction of neonatal cardio-surgery, introduction of strategic planning and Balanced Score Cards in public healthcare institutions, introduction of US-MK Exchange Physician Program, National Plan for Specialties / Sub-specialties etc . (07/2012 - 06/2016)
  • Novo Nordisk Macedonia - Regional Medical Advisor, Local Trial Manager for global clinical studies, Protocol Author / Study director of observational studies, Member of numerous Global and Regional Boards (11 / 2001-10 / 2011)
  • Army of the Republic of Macedonia (01/2001 - 10/2001)
  • Alkaloid AD Skopje - Invited as one of the best medical students in the leading domestic pharmaceutical company, activities included Project Management, Regulatory Affairs, Post-marketing Studies (09/1999 - 01/2001)
  • Participation in the joint project of UNHCR and 'Action Against Hunger' assessing the living conditions of Kosovo refugees and nutritional status of their children, Refugee camps, MK (05/1999 - 06/1999)
  • Internship at the Department of Internal Medicine-Cardiology (Medical Candidate), Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, FI (08/1998)
  • Voluntary work with mentally disabled children and elderly, Mariaberg, DE (08/1997)
  • Internship at the Department of Cardiology (Medical Candidate), Dokuz Eylul University Hospital, Izmir, TR (07/1997)

 Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Smokovski I. Managing Diabetes in Low Income Countries - Providing Sustainable Diabetes Care with Limited Resources (Book). Springer, 2021. ISBN: 978-3-030-51468-6.
  • Smokovski I, Milenkovic T. First Metabolic Control Results in Insulin-Treated Diabetes Patients from Republic of Macedonia Derived from National e-Health System. Diabetes 2019; 68 (Suppl 1): 2393-PUB.
  • Smokovski I, Milenkovic T, Nam H Cho. First stratified diabetes prevalence data for Republic of Macedonia derived from the National e-Health System. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 2018; 143: 179-183.
  • Smokovski I, Risteski M, Polivka J, Zubor P, Konieczka K, Costigliola V, Golubnitschaja O. Postmenopausal breast cancer: European challenge and innovative concepts. EPMA Journal , 2017: 30 (8): 159-169. 
  • Milenkovic T, Smokovski I, Bozhinovska N, Rahelic D, Jovanovska Misevska S, Bitovska Mileva I, Ahmeti I. Effects of structured diabetes education program on diabetes knowledge and metabolic control in insulin-treated diabetes patients from the Republic of Macedonia. Endocrine Oncology and Metabolism 2017; DOI: 10.21040 / eom / 2017.3.1.1.
  • Petkovska L, Chibishev A,  Smokovski I, Petronijevic Z, Ivanovska-Zafirovska B, Antova E, Zafirovska B. Prevalence for pre-diabetes and diabetes after kidney transplantation. Physioacta 2017; 11 (1): 1-11.
  • National Committee of Diabetes Republic of Macedonia: Milenkovic T, M Kocova, Krstevska B, G Pemovska, Smokovski I. Comment on Publications from OpT2mise Study. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics 2016; 18 (7): 1-2.
  • Smokovski I, Milenkovic T. National eHealth system - platform for preventive, predictive and personalized diabetes care. EPMA Journal . 2016; 7 (Suppl 1): A70.
  • Smokovski I, Milenkovic T, Trapp C, Mitov A. Diabetes Care in Republic of Macedonia: Challenges and Opportunities. Annals of Global Health 2015; 81 (6): 792-802.
  • Smokovski  I.  The challenge of diabetes treatment in Macedonia. EPMA Journal 2014, 5 (Suppl 1): A68.
  • Smokovski I.  Higher Observed than Predicted Risk for Coronary Artery Disease with UKPDS model in Macedonian Type 2 Diabetes Patients, 3rd Annual World Congress of Diabetes, 13-16 Nov 2014; Haikou, Hainan, China. 
  • Smokovski I, Milenkovic T. Risk assessment of cardiovascular mortality in Macedonian type 2 diabetes patients based on DECODE model. Prilozi, MANU Odd.med.nauki (Contributions, MASA Sec.Med.Sci.) 2013; 34 (1): 109-114.
  • Smokovski I, Milenkovic T. Use of absolute risk versus single risk factors for coronary artery disease in patients with type diabetes mellitus. Physioacta 2013; 7 (2): 1-8.
  • Smokovski I. Comment on the Publication: Lazarevik V, Kasapinov B. Medical Doctors' Attitudes towards Pay-For-Reporting in Macedonia: A Web-Based Cross-Sectional Survey. Maced J Med Sci. 2012; 5 (4): 437-443. Maced J Med Sci. 2013; 6 (1): 79-81. 


  • Author of Regional Project awarded Two-year (10 / 2019-09 / 2021) International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Grant, titled: Estimation of Stratified Total Diabetes & Pre-Diabetes Prevalence in Western Balkan Countries.

  • Author of National Project, titled: First stratified diabetes prevalence data for Republic of Macedonia derived from the National e-Health System (2015-2018) (published).

  • Author of National Project, titled: First Metabolic Control Results in Insulin-Treated Diabetes Patients from Republic of Macedonia Derived from National e-Health System (2017 - ongoing) (abstract published at ADA 2019)

  • Author of National Project, titled: National prevalence of heart failure in type 2 diabetes patients derived from the National e-Health System and their access to treatment with SGLT2 Inhibitors or GLP-1 Receptor Agonists (2017 - ongoing, oral presentation National Congress of Cardiology , Oct-2019).

  • Author of European Project, titled: Postmenopausal breast cancer: European challenge and innovative concepts (2016-2017) (published).