Sofia Military Medical Academy

Introduction – Mission​

Sofia participates in IMIHO with Sofia Military Medical Academy.

Bulgaria has a medical service that is unique in its structure, order of subordination and abilities. All medical professionals who perform diagnostic and treatment activities are part of a system consisting of several hospitals situated in all country, called Military Medical Academy (MMA). MMA includes 8 (eight) hospitals: 5 (five) for active treatment in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Pleven, Sliven and 3 (three) for rehabilitation and prevention in Bankya, Hissar, Pomorie. In addition, all medical facilities in military units (Roles 1 according to NATO medical doctrine) are part of the MMA. There are also medical units for nuclear, biological and chemical protection, military medical expertise, mental health, hygienic and anti-epidemic support, medical reaction to crisis situations in the country and neighbor countries (see figure). Research departments and chairs conduct various research and education activities not only in military area but also for the needs of national healthcare. This complex, diverse and demanding tasks are performed by approximately 3,000 medical and non-medical professionals.


The main medical facility in MMA is Multi Profile Active Treatment Hospital – Sofia (MPHAT-Sofia). It is created by the government departmental hospital of national importance for providing outpatient and inpatient care to the Armed forces personnel and their families. It also provides military-scientific, military training and military expertise activities as well as medical care to civilian population under contracts with National Health Insurance Fund, private health insurance funds and other organizations. In addition, the hospital assumes about 30% of 24/7 emergency medical care in the capital.

The hospital is situated in the center of Sofia. It consists of an 18-storey main building and several auxiliary ones. It has a very good connection to the public transport road network in Sofia (Google map). The total area is 104,636 square meters and floor area is 33,152 square meters.

Today’s MPHAT-Sofia carries out all basic types of medical activity with the exception of pediatrics, obstetrics, cardiac surgery and radiotherapy. The hospital provides a full spectrum of medical services in the following areas:

  • Intensive therapy
  • Cardiology and functional diagnostic of cardiovascular system
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pulmonary medicine and endocrinology
  • Hematology, chemotherapy and oncology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Toxicology and allergology
  • Dermatology and venereology
  • Physiotherapy and rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
  • General surgery
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic, traumatology and plastic surgery
  • Urology, endourology and ESWT
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • General gynecology
  • Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Clinical laboratory
  • Microbiology and virology
  • Immunology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Transfusion hematology

The hospital includes: departments, clinics, laboratories, sectors, wards, hospital pharmacy, administration, economic block and outpatient diagnostic and consultative block. There are approximately 140,000 out-patient examinations and about 37,000 hospital admissions annually with over 800 beds available.
MPHAT-Sofia is one of the national leaders in resuscitation and intensive care, liver transplantation, endoscopic surgery, urology, orthopedics, ENT surgery, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, MRI tomography, three-dimensional ultrasound and others.

For more information visit the MMA website here (Bulgarian only)