PRESIDENT – Anton Smirnov, Associate Professor, Candidate of Medical Sciences, specialty ''Pathological Physiology''
Master's degree in International Economic Relations
Bachelor of Laws
Honorary President of the Fight Club ''Avangard''
Anton Smirnov was born on April 11, 1991 in the city of Luhansk, where in 2012 he began his career as financial director of a consulting company in the field of international education. In 2013 at Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University he obtained a bachelor's degree in Law, and in 2014 he graduated from Luhansk State Medical University with a degree in Medicine.
Due to events in eastern part of Ukraine in 2014, he left Luhansk and started to rebuild the shifted Luhansk State Medical University, which was moved to Rubizhne, where he took care of the issues of international recognition, recruitment and training of foreign students.
In February 2018 at Kharkiv National Medical University he defended his dissertation, specialty ''Pathological Physiology''.
In April 2018, he joined the advisory body ``Council of Rectors of Replaced Higher Education Institutions`` at Ministry of Education and Science as Secretary of the Council.
In 2020, he obtained a master's degrees in Public Administration and International Economic Relations at Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University.
In 2021, he resigned from Luhansk State Medical University and started working at Kyiv Medical University.
From November 2021, Mr. Smirnov is the President of the Kharkiv Institute of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
He has 59 scientific publications and 6 useful model patents.
He is the founder and owner of private companies in the field of consulting, agriculture and fuel.
In addition to professional activities in the fields of business and education, Anton Smirnov pays attention to social activities and sports development. In particular, in 2017, with his support, the public organisation ''Fight Club ''Avangard'' was established in Kharkiv. Professional fighters and sportsmen, as well as amateurs and children are trained in various sports at FC ''Avangard''. Currently, Mr. Smirnov is honorary president of this organization, and athletes of FC ''Avangard'' take part and win prizes in tournaments and championships of various levels in boxing, Thai boxing and MMA.
Vice-President – Oleksii Kapustin
Head of the Academic Council – Viktoriia Ostapenko, Phd, MD
V.Ostapenko was born in Kharkiv region, graduated from KhMU in 1998, completed internship majoring in anesthesiology in 2000.
Subject field of the thesis «Microbiological grounds for the building-up principals of synthetic antibacterial medications aiming to avoid the formation of antibiotic resistance» in 2007.
Ms. Viktoriia is the author of 9 research papers and 2 patents of scientific inventions.
From 2007 till 2012 worked at the Department of Anesthesiology of KhMU as an Assistant Professor.
Since 2012 till now is a dual job – holder at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics and Traumatology.
Currently V.Ostapenko is involved in practical consulting of district and regional hospitals to provide medical aid to the patients.