Assist. Prof. Dragan Korolija-Marinic works as a consultant surgeon in a clinic specialized for tumours. Graduated at Zagreb Medical School in 1988, where he has also finished his Ph.D. in 2001. He has a list of original scientific papers with more than 300 citations of his work.
In a period from 2012 to 2014 he was a CEO of Clinical Hospital in Zagreb, and then from 2014 to 2016 was appointed as Deputy Minister of Health in the Republic of Croatia. During that time he was responsible for the Hospital sector, where he has started various structural reforms and activities. These activities gave excellent results in 2015.