Rector of ONMU

Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, winner of State prize of Ukraine in the sphere of science and technology, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Honored Inventor of Ukraine, was born in 1947 in Izmail, Odessa Region. In 1971 he graduated from Odessa N.I. Pirogov Medical Institute (today Odessa National Medical University).

Upon graduation from the institute he occupied the position of assistant professor. Since 1986 till the present time he has been a Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.

In 1997 he was elected an Associate, in 2000 – a Member, in 2002 – a Member of Presidium, and in 2010 – a Vice-President of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine.

Scholarly works of V.N. Zaporozhan cover a broad range of issues characterized by uniqueness of the set tasks, and are focused on deciding urgent matters of modern medicine.

V.N. Zaporozhan made a significant contribution to the development of relevant issues of modern genetics, immunology, and gynecology. In 2001 for a cycle of works “New approaches and technologies in diagnostics and treatment of oncology diseases” he was awarded a purse named after R.Ye.Kavetskyi of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

V.N. Zaporozhan created one of the first in Ukraine genetic laboratory and Research and Development Institute of molecular-genetic and cellular medicine, the Director of which he is. While introducing new molecular-genetic and cellular technologies in the clinical practice, V.N. Zaporozhan developed methods of long-term autologous stem cell cultivation and protocols of their clinical application.

Long-term scientific experience helped him develop a new scientific area – genetic medicine, which essentially increased possibilities for scientific research and development of innovative molecular-genetic methods for diagnostics and treatment of socially significant diseases, as well as integration thereof in all medical fields.

Pioneer developments of V.N. Zaporozhan in the sphere of organ preserving technologies and implementation thereof in medical practice, are fundamental and of high priority. V.N. Zaporozhan was the first in the country to develop and introduce in clinical practice the technologies of treatment with endoscopic, cryosurgical and laser methods.

In 1978 V.N. Zaporozhan headed the first in Ukraine Center for premalignancy treatment in gynecology; in 1989 he founded the first in the country centers of family health and endoscopic laser surgery. He is the founder and president of Ukrainian association for endoscopic minimally invasive and laser surgery, vice-president of the World Endoscopic Doctors’ Association.

He is the author of over 650 scientific works, including 48 monographs, 16 textbooks and study guides, 78 patents and copyright certificates.

V.N.Zaporozhan is the Chief Editor of four academic periodicals: “Odessa Medical Journal”, “Integrative Anthropology”, “International Medical-Philosophical Journal”, and “Achievements of Biology and Medicine”, and co-editor of international journal “China, Journal of Modern Medicine”.