Montegut Global Scholar 2022: Gazmend Bojaj, Kosovo

We are happy to announce Gazmend BOJAJ as the winner of the 2022 Montegut Global Scholars Program. The Montegut Global Scholars Program (MGSP) was established by the American Board of Family Medicine Foundation in April 2010 to foster international education, research and collaboration in the specialty of family medicine. It provides a scholarship for one family doctor selected from each of the seven WONCA regions to attend the WONCA regional or world conference.

Gazmend BOJAJ, MD, PhD, is a Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care and Public Health in PCM at the College of Medicine, University Heimerer and Head of Family Medicine at the Principal Family Medicine Center in Klina, Kosovo. With a passion for the importance and the value of PHC and Family Medicine, Gazmend is actively involved in the development of Primary Care and General Practice in Kosovo. He currently co-ordinates a thriving GP network with more than 20GPs, and is also responsible for the supervision of a number of PhD students. Gazmend is the member of EQuiP (European association for quality in general practice/family medicine) and his research team at the University of Tiranaare involved in four FP7 European funded projects (one as coordinator), in two Third Health Programme for the Union's action in the field of health 2014-2020–CHAFEA and currently in one HORIZON 2020. Gazmend is involved in an editorial and advisory capacity with a number of international journals. He also is a member of the Executive Boards of various professional organisations including that of EQuiP Working Party on personalized primary care (PPC) rolling. He has been awarded as Honorary Fellow for the Royal College of General Practitioners and Chartered Institute of Management and Leadership, the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians and the European Society of Cardiology. Gazmend has published 24 papers in international journals (cited in PubMed).

Congratulations Gazmend!