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consultant , lipidologist , Clinical biochemist

Michael Palkovic, Slovak lipidologist, clinical biochemist, consultant. Recipient acknowledgement Kuwait Ministry Health, 1987; grantee Kuwait University, 1985.


Palkovic, Michael was born on October 26, 1938 in Trnava, Slovak Republic. Son of Anton and Adriena (Gazova) Palkovic.


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 1961. Doctor of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, 1969.


Assistant registrar Institute Experimental Endocrinology, Bratislava, 1961-1970, head laboratory, 1969-1981, head department, 1971-1981. Director clinical laboratories Al Jahra Hospital, Kuwait, 1982-1990, head biochemistry Kuwait, since 1991. Fellow Cardiovasc. Institute, University California, San Francisco, 1976.

Fellow National Blood, Lung and Heart Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1976, department medicine Teaching Hospital, Lund, Sweden, 1979. Principal researcher Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, 1972-1981, Kuwait Ministry Public Health, 1988-1990. Chairman committee for introduction Systems International d'Unités units Kuwait Ministry Health, 1984-1985.

Lecturer department biochemistry, faculty allied health science, lecturer department pathology, faculty of medicine Kuwait University, 1986-1990. Over 100 lectures in field.


President Society Czechoslovak-Kuwait Friendship, Bratislava, 1990-1995. Vice president Society Slovak-Kuwait Friendship, Bratislava, since 1996. Fellow American Association Clinical Chemistry, International Federation Clinical Chemistry, Gulf Lipid Club.

Member Kuwait Group Clinical Biochemists (founder, executive board since 1993), Cardiovasc. Research Institute Alumni Association.


  • Other Interests

    Scuba diving, fishing, computer programming.


Married Marta Grulichova, September 9, 1967. Children: Nadezda, Michael Junior, Daniela.

Anton Palkovic

Adriena (Gazova) Palkovic

Marta Grulichova

Nadezda Palkovic

Michael Junior Palkovic

Daniela Palkovic