Izet M. Masic, MD, MSc, DSc, FWAAS, FEASA, FIAHSI, FEFMI, FACMI (1952-) was born in Gracanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H). Primary school he graduated in Gracanica in 1966 and Gimnasium in the same city in 1971. He graduated at Faculty of Medicine of Sarajevo University in 1976 and notified his medical diploma at Faculty of Medicine at Innsbruck University (Austria). He was a postgraduate student at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1981/1982 (LSHTM). He practicated General medicine, Internal medicine and Generl surgery in 1975 in Warsawa, Krakov and Lublin in Poland and the same disciplines in 1976 in Moskow and Leningrad (Former Soviet Union).
Izet Masic has been elected as research assistant (1982), assistant (1988), Assistant professor (1991), Associate professor (1994) and Full professor (1988) at Faculty of medicine, University of Sarajevo in subjects: Social medicine and Organization of Health Care System, Medical Deontology and Introduction in medicine, Health education, Medical Informatics and Family Medicine. Also, he has been elected as full professor of Social medicine and Health Care Organization, and Health Management at Faculty of Medicine, University of Zenica. In the year 2021 Izet Masic has been elected as Professor Emeritus of Family medicine at Faculty of medicine, University of Sarajevo. Also, he has been elected as Visiting professor at several other universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia (Dubrovnik International University), and other countries.
As author and co-author prof Izet Masic published one thousand (1000) different publications, mostly of them in peer reviewed indexed medical journals. He is author and co-author of 80 books and monographs. His important books in the field of Medical Informatics are: “Medical Informatics” (editions: 1993, 1996, 2001, 2010), “History of Medical Informatics in Bosnia and Herzegovina” (2009), “History of Medical Informatics – an overview” (2013), “Contributions to the History of Medical Informatics” (editions: 2014, 2015), “Biographical Lexicon of Medical Informatics” (editions: 2015, 2016, 2017), “Honorary Fellows of EFMI” (2017), “Honorary Fellows of IMIA” (2018), “Biographical Lexicon of World Academy of Art and Science” (2019), etc. His book “Biographical Lexicon of Public Health” is published in English and Greak languages (2016 and 2018). He published the first book in the field of Family medicine in Bosnia and Herzegovina – “Porodicna medicina: Principi i Praksa” (2007). He also published books in the field of Social Medicine, Health Management and Science Editing: “Socijalna Medicina” (2008), “Health Management” (2014) and “Science Editing in Biomedicine and Humanities” (2013). In the field of History of Medicine he published more than 30 books. The most popular book is “History of Medicine in Bosnia and Herzegovina” (2001).
Izet Masic has been Editor-in-Chief of the journals “Glas medicinara” (1975-1976), “Acta Medica et Stomatologica Studentorum Iugoslavica” (1976-1977), and indexed medical journals: Medical Archives (www.medarch.org) (1994-present), Acta Informatica Medica (www.actainformmed.org) (1993-present), Materia Socio-Medica (www.matersociomed.org) (2000-present), European Journal for Biomedical Informatics (www.ejbi.org) (2018-present), International Journal on Biomedicine and Healthcare (www.ijbh.org) (2018-present), EFMI Inside (www.efmi.org) (2020-present). He is, also, member of Editorial boards of more than 20 international peer reviewed medical journals.
In the year 2009 Izet Masic formed Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina and he has been elected as President of Academy (2010-present). He established Society for Medical Informatics in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1988 (President: 1988-2000; 2005-present)). In 2000 he has been Founding member and Vice-President of Association of Social medicine – Public health of FB&H (2000-2008). Izet Masic is member of Council of EFMI (1994-present), General Assembly of IMIA (1994-present), International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (2005-present), Governing Board of European Association for Public Health (EUPHA) (2000-present), and European Association of Information Technology Managers (2007-2015). From 2012 to 2015 he has been member of Council of European Association of Science Editors (EASE). In the year 2016 Izet Masic has been elected as Honorary Fellow of European Federation for Medical Informatics (FEFMI) and Fellow of American College of Medical Informatics (FACMI). In 2017 he has been elected as Founding member of International Academy of Health Sciences Information (FIAHSI). In the year 2019 Izet Masic has been elected as Associate Fellow of the World Acdemy for Art and Science (FWAAS). In the year 2021 Izet Masic has been elected as Ordinary Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (FEASA) and as Founding member and Vice President of Bosnian Academy of Sciences and Arts “Kulin ban”.
Prof Izet Masic has organized over 70 scientific and professional conferences and among those 10 during the war time in Sarajevo. He chaired 22nd European Congress of Medical Informatics (“MIE 2009” Conference) held in Sarajevo. Also, he chaired the First, Second and Third Mediterranean Seminar of Writing, Editing and Publishing – “SWEP 2016”, “SWEP 2018”, and “SWEP 2020” (www.amn.ba). He received a lot of domestic and international awards. He was actively involved as speaker and session chairman at various conferences worldwide in the fields of Public health, Medical informatics, Family medicine and Science editing.