Date of birth:
Place of birth:
- Sovići, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Institute for Scientific and Artistic Work in Osijek, Franje Kuhača 29/I, 31000 Osijek
- Institute for Scientific and Artistic Work in Osijek: +385 031 207 407
- professor emeritus
- professor doctor of science
Functions in the Academy:
- head of – Institute for Scientific and Artistic Work in Osijek (4/19/2010 – 3/1/2021)
Membership in the Academy:
- corresponding member – Department of Medical Sciences (5/15/2014 – …)
Antun Tucak, a Croatian doctor, was born on July 10, 1934, in Sovići, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Zagreb in 1963, passed the specialist exam in urology in 1971, and received his Doctorate from the School of Medicine in Zagreb in 1979, when his prolific academic career began: assistant professor for the subject of urology at the School of Medicine in Zagreb – Regional Study in Osijek, and then an associate and full-time professor of the Urology Clinic of the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Study of medicine in Osijek. In 2005 he was elected to the title of Professor Emeritus of the University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek. He has trained scientifically and professionally at urological clinics across Europe. In 1992 he founded the Clinic for Urology of the University Hospital Osijek and became its first head and founder and head of the Reference Center of the Ministry of Health in the field of urolithiasis.
He is most responsible for the development of modern radical surgery in urological oncology, and was the first in Croatia to develop new methods of treatment of urinary stones. He paid special attention to the research of war injuries of the urogenital system. From these areas he is the author and co-author of 8 textbooks and books and 16 chapters in domestic and foreign books. He has published a total of 203 titles, of which 125 are scientific papers (38 in journals cited in cc, SCI, I M) databases and 78 abstracts at international and domestic scientific conferences.
He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Medical Herald, and is a member of the editorial boards of 8 other scientific journals. He is a member of 15 domestic and 7 international scientific and professional societies. He was awarded numerous state and professional medals. From 2010 to 2021 he was head of the Institute for Scientific and Artistic Work of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Osijek.
In 2014 he was elected as a corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.