PRESIDENT – Anton Smirnov, Associate Professor, Candidate of Medical Sciences, specialty ''Pathological Physiology''

Master's degree in Public Administration
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

Oleksii Kapustin

Head of the Academic Council – Viktoriia Ostapenko, Phd, MD

Viktoriia Ostapenko, Ph.D. in Medicine, the member of Ukrainian and European anesthesiologists association.

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.

Expert on Quality Assurance

Expert on Organisation of Studies – Tetiana Abdullaeva

Participates in the development, monitoring and updating of internal regulations and guidance documents of the Institute for the organization and conduct of educational activities. Participates in the development, review and updating of educational programs. Draws up curricula and working initial plans, schedules of educational process for each academic year, calculates scientific and pedagogical load on departments. Engaged in staffing for the organization of the educational process and the implementation of educational programs. Prepares orders related to the organization of the educational process. Makes a schedule of training sessions, conducts a number of activities related to the organization of medical practice. Prepares orders and schedules for examination sessions. Publishes the schedule of classes, internships, consultations and exams. Maintains and controls electronic journals. Advises teachers on keeping journals and test documents.

Head of International Department – Svitlana Vorobiova

Provides accounting and registration of documentation of foreign applicants for higher education, which relates to visa, passport, migration and registration issues of foreign citizens. Implements the necessary measures to align the legalization of newly arrived foreign nationals, their stay in Ukraine throughout the training period, in accordance with the requirements of the State Migration Service of Ukraine.

Chief Officer of International Department – Ievheniia Tutenko

Carries out the contingent of foreign applicants (listeners of preparatory branch); control over the current and academic success of foreign applicants, as well as work with foreign citizens throughout the period of study (from enrollment or renewal to expulsion from the Institute).

Chief Officer of USEDE Database – Kseniia Peregudova

Responsible for creating USEDE accounts, for entering / updating complete and accurate data in USEDE. Interacts with structural subdivisions of the Institute: admissions committee, personnel department; ensures the relevance of data on the contingent of applicants / students, teaching staff of the Institute. Responsible for ordering and preparing documents for higher education.