Department of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology

Oleg Valentinovich Pankratov
Head of the department, Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor






Staff of the department

Courses of retraining and advanced training are given not only by staff of the department, but also by heads of laboratories and heads of divisions of healthcare establishment «City Clinical Dermatovenerologic Dispensary» of Minsk, specialists of Clinical Center of Plastic Surgery and Medical Cosmetology of Minsk, Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Oncology and Medical Radiology named after N.N.Aleksandrov.

Clinical Base of the department

  1. Main clinical base of the department:  Healthcare Establishment «City Clinical Dermatovenerologic Dispensary» of Minsk  
    Address: 220089, Minsk, Prilukskaya Street, 46A.
    Telephone: (+375 17) 372-74-40, 372-74-57 
  2. Municipal unitary enterprise 'Clinical Center of Plastic Surgery and Medical Cosmetology of Minsk”, Minsk, Bogdanovicha Street, 53.
  3. Healthcare establishment «Minsk Regional Dermatovenerologic Dispensary», Minsk, Brovki Street,7.
  4. State establishment «Republican Center of Medical Rehabilitation and Balneology», Minsk, Makaenka Street, 17.

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History of the department

The department was founded in 1946. Until 1972 it had been situated on the base of dermatovenerologic division of the 2nd Minsk City Clinical Hospital. From 1972 to 1984 it was situated at Minsk Railway Hospital, and since 1984 – at Minsk City Dermatovenerologic Dispensary.

Until 1949 there had been only one specialist working at the department – assistant Anna Nikolaevna Shimanovich, who was involved apart from academic work in the problems of plica.

In 1949-1950 head of the department was professor Anastasiya Yakovlevna Degtyar, Doctor of Medical Sciences.

Since 1951 the department had been headed by Nikolay Fedorovich Pavlov, Associate Professor (he was born in 1896). He was a prominent Soviet dermatovenerologist, leading            leprologist of the country. Until 1950 he was a director of Scientific and Research Institute on Lepra in Astrakhan. N.F.Pavlov also worked as a vice-rector on academic and scientific work, since 1958 to 1960 he carried out duties of rector of the Institute.

From 1965 to 1969 Liudmila Fedorovna Piltienko (born in 1927), an Associate Professor, carried out duties of head of the department, who worked at the department from 1951 to 1986.

From 1969 the department had been headed by professor Yuri Fedorovich Korolev (born in 1923). He made a great contribution into the development of treatment methods to cure pyodermas,           seborrhoea,             syphilis. He paid great attention to the treatment and periodic health examination of patients with skin lymphadenomas. Under his supervision 2 Doctoral and 13 Candidate’s Theses had been prepared. Y.F.Korolev is and author of 2 monographs and more than 200 scientific works. From 1970 to 1973 Y.F.Korolev had been vice-rector on academic and scientific work of the Institute. For his all-round activities he was awarded by 2 oders and many medals, Certificates of Merit of Supreme Soviet of BSSR. He died of the 1st of January, 1991.

In 1989 professor Leonid Gennadievich Barabanov, Doctor of Medical Sciences, was appointed to the post of head of the department.  After graduating from Minsk State Medical Institute in 1973 L.G. Barabanov worked as a      junior research fellow, then – as a     senior research worker, head of the division of Belarusian Scientific and Research Dermatovenerologic Institute. Since 1988 he had been working at the Belarusian State Institute of Advanced Medical Training (since 2000 – BelMAPE). In 1983 he defended his Candidate’s Thesis, in 1989 he defended Doctoral Thesis. Under supervision of L.G.Barabanov 12 Candidates’ Theses had been defended. He published more than 200 works. He was a Chairperson of the Expert Board of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles of Belarus,     Deputy Chairman of the Board of Belarusian Scientific and Medical Society of Dermatovenerologists. He died on the 5th of October, 2012.

Since 2012 the department has been headed by professor Oleg Valentinovich Pankratov, Doctor of Medical Sciences.

Since 01.07.2015 the Department of Dermatovenerology had another name – the Department of Dermatovenerology and Cosmetology in accordance with the decision of the Council of the Academy (protocol №4 of 13.04.2015) and by rector’s order № 909 of 26.06.2015 «Redesignating of the Department of Dermatovenerology».

Retraining courses:

  • Dermatovenerology
  • Cosmetology

Advanced training courses:

  • Chronic dermatoses
  • Modern issues of laboratory diagnostics of skin diseases and sexually-transmitted infections Sexually-transmitted infections
  • Syphilis
  • Contagious skin diseases
  • Private cosmetology
  • Cosmetology: correction methods
  • Dermatoscopy and trichoscopy
  • Infectious dermatology
  • Training and advanced training courses in cosmetology are given on budget basis

The training is carried out in the form of lectures, which cover main fields of dermatology, venereology, cosmetology, seminars, and practical classes. Videofilms are used created by staff of the department. The department also uses multimedia presentations, slides, tables, albums and atlases. 

The department while teaching also uses daily rounds at hospitals, consultations of patients at polyclinic departments and at the Republican Advisory Center on Dermatovenerology.

Clinical residents are also prepared at the department.

Scientific and research work

Main fields of scientific activities:

  1. Clinical-serological and social-epidemiological peculiarities of present-day manifested and latent syphilis, comparative evaluation of the treatment efficiency while using penicillin and antibiotics (joint investigation with Belarusian State Medical University, O.V.Pankratov, A.A.Belyaeva – joint contractors of the topic). Number of State Registration is Deadline – 2015
  2. Task 1.3.43 «To develop the method of differentiated management of cases connected with bacterial vaginosis on the basis of molecular-genetic evaluation of structure of etiology factors and             pathogenic peculiarities» «Medicine and      pharmacy». Number of state registration 20141380.
  3. «To develop treatment method to cure chronic dermatoses, accompanied by face atrophia cutis, on the basis of analysis of molecular-genetic factors of pathogenesis» «Medicine and pharmacy». Number of state registration 20160944.

The department constantly prepares academic personnel of higher qualification:

In 2017 there are 1 PhD student and 5 degree-seekers who undergo training at the department.

Staff of the department carries out treatment and consultation work at the following establishments:

  • Professor’s Medical Advisory Center of BelMAPE,
  • Republican Advisory Dermatovenerology Center,
  • Healthcare Establishment «City Clinical Dermatovenerologic Dispensary» of Minsk,
  • Healthcare Establishment «Minsk Regional Dermatovenerologic Dispensary»,
  • Minsk Clinical Center of Plastic Surgery and Medical Cosmetology,
  • State Establishment «Republican Center of Medical Rehabilitation and Balneotreatment»
  • During call-outs to dermatovenerology establishments of Belarus as part of commissions of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus

Head and associate professors of the department actively participate in Commissions of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus while checking level of dermatovenerologic care rendered to the population and in the work of assessment commissions.

Totally there are 1000 scientific works published by the department’s staff.

Specialists of the department actively participate in the development of clinical protocols on diagnostics and treatment of patients suffered from skin and venereal diseases.

3 Doctoral and more than 30 Candidates’ theses have been defended.

Clinical and consulting work

Staff of the department manages 3 in-patient divisions for 230 beds at Healthcare Establishment «City Clinical Dermatovenerologic Dispensary» of Minsk. Professor O.V.Pankratov and associate professors E.A.Levonchuk, I.G.Shimanskaya, V.V.Krunkachev, N.B.Poplavskaya carry out weekly consultations and rounds, examining more than 5 thousands of patients, take part in case conferences, daily examinations of the most critically ill patients. Assistants of the department with a work experience of 5 years daily oversee 12-15 patients.

Annually staff of the department consult 2-2,5 thousands of patients at outpatient divisions of clinical bases. Republican consultations are carried out 2-3 times a month (on odd-numbered Wednesdays) by professor O.V.Pankratov, if it is needed – by associate professors. At Minsk Regional Dermatovenerologic Dispensary E.A.Levonchuk, an associate professor, consult patients every       Tuesdays. On Thursdays professor O.V.Pankratov and associate professors E.A.Levonchuk and I.G.Shimanskaya consult patients in ambulatory - at healthcare Establishment «City Clinical Dermatovenerologic Dispensary». Daily teachers of the department consult, examine and carry out manipulations at State Establishment «Republican Center of Medical Rehabilitation and Balneotreatment» (mesotherapy, peelings, destructions etc.).

The department widely uses modern methods of diagnostics (dermatoscopy, trichoscopy), mastered and implemented by staff of the department (associate professor V.V. Krumkachev, assistant N.I.Kruk)

Staff of the department actively takes part in promotion of healthy way of life. Several times professor O.V.Pankratov and associate professors I.G.Shimanskaya, V.V.Krumkachev participated at TV shows «Health», «Hello, doctor», «Medical Secrecy», « Medical Secrecy +», discussing the issues of skin diseases prevention (psoriasis, fungous diseases, calvities etc). Professor O.V.Pankratov published articles about present-day treatment methods and prevention of socially important skin diseases in «Public Newspaper», «Medical Reporter», participated at question-and-answer sessions of «Komsomol Truth». Senior teacher N.I.Kruk read a lecture about skin aging prevention at the Republican Palace of Culture of Veterans.


The department closely cooperates with Scientific and Research Laboratory of BelMAPE, Centralized Immune-Toxicology Laboratory of the 10th Minsk City Clinical Hospital, division of efferent detoxication methods of the 9th Minsk City Clinical Hospital, Republican Scientific and Research Center of Oncology and Medical Radiology, Republican Scientific and Practical Center «Mother and Child».

With the participation of staff of the department there are annual plenary sessions and conferences of Belarusian Public Organization of Dermatovenerologists and Cosmetologists.

The department actively cooperates with foreign countries. Staff of the department gives talks at international medical forums, has publications at international medical editions. O.V.Pankratov, head of the department, is a member of editorial board of Russian scientific and practical medical journal «Clinical dermatology and venerology».


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