Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
May 21, 2012: Appointed Minister of Health by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation
2008 – 2012: Deputy Minister of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation
Since 2005: Director, Russian Stroke Research Institute, Russian State Medical University
Since 1997: Head, Fundamental and Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery Department, Russian State Medical University
1995 – 1997: Assistant Professor, Neuropathology Department, Russian State Medical University
1994: Conferred qualification of the Neurologist of the highest category
1989 – 1995: Assistant, Neuropathology Department, Russian State Medical University
1989: headed one of the first Russian Neurocritical Care Service of the City Clinical Hospital No. 1 organized on the basis of the neurologic clinic of the 2nd Moscow State Medical Institute.
1983: Graduated from the Moscow Order of Lenin State Medical Institute named after N.I. Pirogov
Completed a Postgraduate Clinical Residency Programme and an Advanced Postgraduate Programme specialising in diseases of the nervous system.
For 25 years worked in the 2nd Moscow State Medical Institute (since 1991 – Russian State Medical University, RSMU).
Initiated establishment of the National Stroke Association and serves as its Vice President
Director, World Stroke Federation
Secretary General, European Stroke Council
Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Elected Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
Honoured Scientist of the Russian Federation
Recipient of the Order of Honour. Laureate of the N.I.Pirogov Prize of the Russian State Medical University and Award of the Moscow Government in Medicine
Authored over 400 scientific works, has seven invention patents.