Vladimir Vladimirovich Ponomarev
Head of the department, Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor
Address: Minsk, Filatova Street, 9 (5th City Clinical Hospital)
Telephone: (+375 17) 295-43-48
In 2011 the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery was considered to be the 4th best departments of the Academy and gained the first place among departments of Therapy Faculty
In 2015 the department gained the 3rd place.
History of the Department
The Department of Nervous System Diseases of Belarusian Institute of Advanced Medical Training was founded in 1947. It was called the Department of Neurology and Physiotherapy. D.A. Markov, an academician of the Academy of Sciences of BSSR, had been head of the department for 26 years.
For many years the main area of scientific work was the problem of demyelinating diseases of nervous system (etiology, pathogenesis, diagnostics and treatment). The Department of Neuropathology together with the Scientific and Research Institute of neurology, neurosurgery and physiotherapy and Laboratory of Pathophysiology of the Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Sciences of BSSR studied this problem in the Soviet Union. Its adviser (1961-1975) was D.A.Markov, an academician of the Academy of Sciences of BSSR, and main research performers were specialists of the department. The results of the research were reported at symposia and conferences, which were held in Minsk in 1965, 1970 and 1974. Subject collections and monographs were published.
Scientific researches on actual problems of neurology were carried out at that time at the department: neurological syndromes of chronic arterial limb insufficiency; role of veno- lymphoid and system disorders in pathogenesis of neurologic manifestations of osteochondrosis vertebralis; processes of de- and remyelination at acute and chronic demyelinated, inflammatory and vessel diseases of nervous system of muscular tonic syndromes of neck and lumbar osteochondrosis.
From 1973 to 1991 the department was headed by Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor A.L, Leonovich. From 1999 to July, 2004 the department was headed by Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor N.F.Filippovich.
From 2005 to 2008 head of the department was A.Shamagonov, an Associate Professor.
From 2009 to 2010 the department was headed by professor Yuri Georgievich Shanko.
Since 2010 the department has been headed by Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor V.V.Ponomarev.
From 2000 the course on neurosurgery has been reorganized. In 2004 the department was renamed into the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education.
Clinical base of Neurology Division of the department is the 5th Minsk Clinical Hospital (Filatova Street, 9); clinical base of Neurosurgery Division is the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Minsk Emergency Medical Care Hospital. Besides, the trainees study at the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Traumatology and Orthopedics, the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Mental Health, the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Oncology and Medical Radiology.
At present there are 16 clinical residents, including citizens from Georgia, Palestine and Tajikistan.
Participation at XX World Neurology Congress (Santyago-de-Chili, November, 2015)
After international conference with colleagues from Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Georgia (October, 2015).
Excursion with clinical residents from Georgia to the palace complex Mir (08/05/2016)