Department of Clinical Hematology and Transfusiology

Lyudmila Smirnova
Head of the department, Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor

Address: 220089 Minsk, Semashko Street, 8 (base at the 9th City Clinical Hospital)
Telephone:  (+375 17) 272-48-94

Staff of the department

History of the department

The Department of Clinical Hematology and Transfusiology of BelMAPE has been functioning since 1979 and for more than 30 years it has been holding advanced training courses, retraining of physicians of different specialties on actual issues of hematology and transfusiology.

The founder of the department and its first head was professor E.P.Ivanov (1979-1999). Under supervision of E.P.Ivanov new directions of the department’s work have been appeared, first of all, it was homeostasiology. From the time of its foundation the department has become practically the main educational homeostasiology center for Belarusian doctors, and until 1991 – for all physicians of the Soviet Union.

The department holds special courses for obstetricians and gynecologists, intensivists, surgeons: «Pathology of homeostasis», «Thromboses and DIC-syndromes», «Bleedings and DIC-syndromes». Since 1979 specialists of the department has been rendering emergency medical care at bleedings, thromboses, DIC, especially in obstetric and gynecologic practice throughout Belarus.

From 2000 to 2007 the department was headed by Doctor of Medical Sciences, A.L.Uss, who also was head of Republican Center of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cell Biotechnologies. With the appearance of A.L. Uss transplantology was implemented into the training process, a new advanced training course was organized – «High-dose chemotherapy in oncohematology, transplantation of stem cells».

Since 2007 until present the department has been heading by Doctor of Medical Sciences, L.A.Smirnova.

Since 1988 until 2009 specialists of the department (E.P.Ivanov, L.A.Smirnova, V.A.Zmachinsky) were main part-time specialists of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus. At present, by the Order of Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, since 2008 under supervision of professor V.A.Zmachinsky, there has been functioning Republican Hemophilic Center, where specialists of the department consult patients with hemophilia and coagulopathies and different kinds of hemostasis pathology.

Specialists working full-time at the department: head of the department, professor L.A.Smirnova, professor V.A.Zmachinsky, associate professor D.G.Tsvirko, assistants Y.A.Boroznin, E.N.Kabaeva. Specialists of the department underwent training at different clinics in England, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Japan, France and Russia. Specialists also go to CIS-countries and non-CIS countries with visiting seminars.

Specialists of the department are constantly developing unified programs of specialization and advanced training for doctors on hematology and transfusiology, computer test control on hematology and transfusiology for physicians of first and highest categories.

For the period from 1999 to 2016 there were published 708 scientific works, 26 instructions; 18 patents, 2 monographs were got.

Since 2008 specialists of the department have been developing and implementing unified protocols of diagnostics and treatment of blood diseases. Thus, in 2015 Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus has approved clinical protocol «Diagnostics and treatment of patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura» of 04/05/2015 reg.№65).

Directions of scientific and practical work of the department

Main directions of scientific and practical work of the department are development and implementation the following into clinical practice:

  • high-tech treatment methods to cure blood diseases and nonhematologic diseases with the application of high-dose chemotherapy and transplantation of hemopoietic and mesenchymal stem cell,
  • new diagnostic technologies and test-systems,
  • methods of prognosing and control of antitumoral efficiency of chemo- and immunochemotherapy of hemoblastoses,
  • clinical protocols of diagnostics and treatment of blood diseases and hemostasiopathies

While creating scientific works, the department is closely cooperating with Republican Center of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Transfusiology and Medical Biotechnologies, Belarusian State Medical University, Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Immunology, establishments of practical healthcare.

Objectives of the department

  • Extension of topics of advanced training in accordance with the needs of practical healthcare.
  • Preparation of regulatory documents about services, methodological recommendations, study guides on hematology.
  • Improvement of the effectiveness of work with the help of seminars, conferences, clinical discussions, consiliums (for obstetricians and gynecologists, surgeons, intensivists, therapists, doctor-laboratory assistants, physicians of blood supply services, hematologists)
  • Rendering of high quality consulting assistance.

Establishments of higher education