Denis Kordež was born in Slovenj Gradec in 1987. He holds a Master's degree in Innovative Management in Social Sciences and a Master's degree in the topic of family doctor shortage factors. He is also a graduate of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Primorska.
From 2010 to 2019, he worked in the Emergency Surgical Unit of the University Medical Centre Ljubljana. Since 2019, he has been working at the Health Care Centre Litija, where he was initially the coordinator of the Emergency Medical Service, and later the assistant and deputy director.
Denis Kordež has a wide range of experience in the healthcare sector. He has been responsible for work organisation, human resources management, and has been involved in the preparation of investments, infrastructure projects and public tenders. He was the administrator of the quality and safety system (ISO 9001) and the municipal representative in the Health Committee of the Regional Development Agency (RDA). He also led the organisation and implementation of the First Intermediaries system in the Litija Health Centre area. He has extensive experience in the field of emergency medical assistance.
Since 23.10.2023 he has been State Secretary at the Ministry of Health.