Anko Antabak, MD, PhD, associate professor, specialist in pediatric surgery, born on January 19, 1962, in Tuzla, Croatian nationality. Graduated from the School of Medicine Zagreb in 1987. General practitioner in Health Center Trnje 1987-1991. Participant in the Homeland War (medical formation) 1991-1992. Resident in pediatric surgery (1992-1997), Department of surgery, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, afterwards employee at the Division of pediatric surgery. Founder and head of the Day surgery, University Hospital Centre Zagreb (2008-2018). Postgraduate study in biology (Faculty of Science, Zagreb), MSc in 1996, PhD in 2005 (School of Medicine, Zagreb). Member of several local and international professional societies. Active member of the Croatian Medical Association, Croatian Society of Surgery, Croatian Trauma Society, vice-president of the Croatian Society of Pediatric Surgery. Since 1992 researcher in three scientific projecs of the Croatian Ministry of Science, and several projects at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb. Since 2015 co-leader of the project of the Institute for Medical Research Zagreb. Published papers and reviewer in several local and international professional journals. Until 2019, 204 published references, 70 indexed in CC, ESCI, IM, EM, Scopus, 288 citations in SCI. Member of several professional and scientific committees. Mentor to surgery residents, postgraduate students, doctoral students, and student theses at the School of Medicine Zagreb. Continuing education at local and international study visits and courses. Teacher in several courses at undergraduate and postgraduate studies, co-leader of postgraduate study Pediatric surgery, School of Medicine, Zagreb.