History of Department of Surgical Diseases, Operative Surgery and Topographical Anatomy

Department of Surgical Diseases, Operative Surgery and Topographic Anatomy of School of Medicine at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University was founded on February 1, 2012. The goals of its foundation were reinforcement of General Medicine specialists training and optimal utilization of the School of Medicine potential, as basic surgical school for foreign students.

Doctor of Medicine, Full Professor, deputy chief medical officer for medical activities of Institute of General and Emergency Surgery NAMS of Ukraine Igor V. Belozyorov was the Head of the Department until 2016. Since 2016 up to now the Candidate of Medicine, Associate Professor Oleksandr M. Kudrevych is the Head of the Department.

All the lectures are professed with multimedia and other current accessories. A computerized room is functioning, wherein computer-assisted students’ knowledge test control and department’s software are introduced.

In 2015, an ophthalmologic laboratory was inaugurated, which is tooled up with modern equipment. Each ophthalmology lesson students gain professional skills that are essential in ophthalmologic patient examination.

Furthermore, department officers take part in professional international and interregional conferences, workshops, conventions, forums in Ukraine, CIS and other foreign countries.

The entire staff of the Department persists an aggressive and “fruitful” activity, oriented to enhancement and optimization of educational process, medical students training, national surgery development, scientific achievements elaboration and application to healthcare. Today’s cohesive department collective represents with both experienced lecturers and talented young people, who are optimistic about the future, full of creative plans and ready to perform complicated tasks in educational and scientific fields.