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Zhuravlyova Larysa Volodymyrivna – Doctor of Medical Science, Professor


Professors: Candidate of Medical Science, Letik Ivan Vasyliovych (Vice-Rector for Research and Education)

Associate professors, Candidate of Medical Science: Tsivenko Oksana Ivanivna (Head teacher of the department), Vlasenko Andrii Volodymyrovych (Vice-director of The Educational and Scientific Institute of Postgraduate Education), Kotovshchykova Nataliia Mykolaivna, Kryvonosova Olena Mykhailivna, Lakhno Olha Viktorivna, Moiseienko Tetiana Anatoliivna, Ogneva Olena Valentynivna (Vice-dean of The VI Faculty for International Students of KhNMU Education and Research Institute for Foreign Nationals), Pasiieshvili Tamara Merabivna, Fedorov Volodymyr Oleksandrovych (Vice-dean of The I Medical Faculty), Yankevych Oleksandr Oleksandrovych

Zhuravlyova Larysa Volodymyrivna

Assistants of professor, Candidate of Medical Science: Kulikova Mariia Valeriivna, Lopina Nataliia Andriivna, Oliinyk Mariia Oleksandrivna (Vice-dean of The VII Faculty for International Students of KhNMU Education and Research Institute for Foreign Nationals), Pyvovarov Oleksandr Vasylovych, Rogachova Tetiana Andriivna, Sikalo Yuliia Kostiantynivna, Sokolnikova Nelia Volodymyrivna, Filonenko Maryna Viacheslavivna, Shekhovtsova Yuliia Oleksandrivna

Senior Laboratory Assistants: Saliienko Tetiana Yakivna, Artiukhova Anna Volodymyrivna, Stoianova Yuliia Dmytrivna, Markevych Mykyta Andriiovych

Graduate students: Kelieberda Olha Serhiivna, Pylov Danylo Ihorovych, Tymoshenko Galyna Yuriivna, Cherpita Valentyna Oleksandrivna


Educational and pedagogical work is performed at 4 departments of Kharkiv Regional Hospital for students of the 4th year of medical school, medical interns, and bachelor students. Also, refreshment courses for doctors are taught.

Education is based on a credit-module system. The department stuff created 120 guidelines, 300 case-based questions for computer training in internal medicine. In addition, a number of training programs were revised and expanded.

Since 2009 the Department of Internal Medicine has been training bachelor students of the 3rd year in "Laboratory diagnosis". Since 2008 the department has provided skill improvement for internists, general practitioners and rheumatologists in the topic "Current issues of rheumatology." In 2013 the pre-qualifying cycle in "Rheumatology" was placed at the department, aiming to provide the certification of rheumatologists.


The major area of department’s scientific activity over the recent 10 years included studying of pathogenetic mechanisms of diseases of internal organs aiming to optimize the treatment of patients. The main current topics of scientific research are the following: “Pathogenetic mechanisms of inflammatory bowel disease”, “Hepatorenal dysfunction in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus”, “Clinical and pathogenetic substantiation of treatment methods of chronic cholecystitis”, “The role of hepatorenal dysfunction in formation of atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and methods of its correction”, “The peculiarities of hemodynamics and remodulation of myocardium in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and methods of correction”, “Pathogenetic aspects of atherogenesis in patients with diabetes mellitus and methods of correction”.

Over the recent years the department of internal medicine has had the following scientific achievements: the successful defenses of 2 doctoral and 30 candidate theses, 45 patents of Ukraine for invention and utility model were obtained, 450 acts of implementation of scientific innovation into medical practice were received. There is a constant process of preparation of philosophy doctors and doctors of medical science going on at the department of internal medicine.


The Department cooperates with the State Institution "V. Danilevsky Institute for Endocrine Pathology Problems of the NAMS of Ukraine", the State Institution "Institute of General and Emergency Surgery named after V.T. Zaitsev of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine", the State Institution "Institute of Gastroenterology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine", Food Research Institute, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv Specialized Center of Medical Genetics, Kharkiv City Polyclinic № 26, Department of Internal Diseases № 3 of O. Bogomolets National Medical University, Department of Cardiology and Functional Diagnosis of Kharkiv Academy of Postgraduate Education, Tashkent Institute of The Doctors Improvement (Uzbekistan), Bukhara Medical Institute (Uzbekistan), as well as laboratories “B.A.T.”, “SINEVO”.


Clinical work is performed at Kharkiv Regional Hospital, when department staff provides high quality medical care to patients. Besides, each teacher is the curator of certain rural area. All lecturers have several duties on remote emergency care per month. Department has prepared and conducted meetings of visiting medical councils in different locations of Kharkiv region. Associate professors regularly deliver reports at “The Specialist Days".

Department staff provides effective work of Regional Hospital medical staff and enhances their professional skills through united clinical and scientific conferences, seminars and consultations. Department staff supplies the information on modern advances in medical science and public health practice; provides organizational and methodological assistance in planning and implementing the new methods of diseases diagnosis and treatment into practice; analyses their effectiveness. Guidelines and standards of treatment (clinical protocols) are created according to the research data in order to improve provision of medical care to the population.


The Department of Faculty Therapy of Kharkiv National Medical University was founded in 1877. Professor Lashkevych Valerian Grigorovych became its head. In 1895 - 1896 the building of the faculty therapeutic clinic was found on the basis of of Kharkiv Regional Clinical Hospital. Professor Lashkevich V.G scientific activity included two major directions: the damage of the internal organs in patients with syphilis and various disorders of the nervous system. He wrote 26 scientific works.

From 1888 to 1903 the department was headed by Professor Obolensky Ivan Mykolayovych. The diseases of digestive tract, metabolic and infectious diseases were investigated under his leadership.

Professor Openhovsky Fedir Mechislavovych was head of the Department of Faculty Therapy during 1903 - 1914. He delivered a lectures and made a practical courses of percussion and auscultation. The subject of his research was nerve physiology, pharmacology and experimental pathology. From 1914 to 1918 the department was being headed by Zhebrovsky E.A. and Kakovsky A.F.

Professor Shatilov Petro Ivanovych was head of the department from 1918 to 1921. During this period the main current topics of scientific research was: tuberculosis, pneumonia, anatomical and functional features of the cardiovascular system, the study of cardiac and vascular noises, the physical registration of the pulse wave and its changes in various diseases of the heart and vessels, as well as epidemiology and immunology of typhus.

From 1924 to 1940 the department was being headed by I.I. Feinschmidt. Scientific activity of the department included research of respiratory diseases, including pulmonary tuberculosis, early diagnosis and rational therapy of circulatory failure, diabetes. The methodology for determining and calculating the main change was developed. In 1925, a student scientific group was founded at the Department of Faculty Therapy.

Professor Chernikov Eevgeniy Abramovich was head of the department from 1941-1946. During this period the issues of etiopathogenesis and treatment of "septic angina", wound sepsis, clinics and treatment of inflammatory injuries of the chestwas studied. As well as that issues of heart disease, rheumatism, metabolic disorders and physiotherapy treatments (balneotherapy) was in the field of scientific interests of Professor Chernikov E.A.

From 1946 to 1966 the department was being headed by Professor Steinberg Solomon Yakovych. His scientific group investigated the clinical significance of asymmetry of blood pressure, theory and early diagnostic of atherosclerosis, hypertension and coronary insufficiency, clinical significance of the microelement metabolism. Professor Steinberg S.Ya. proposed a method of clinical plethysmography.

From 1966 to 1982 the department was being headed by Professor Pocheptsov Valentyn Georgijovych, Honored Worker of the Higher School of Ukraine. During that time, new effective treatment methods in cardiology, gastroenterology and allergology were developed. Professor Pocheptsov V.G. was a supervisor of 2 doctoral theses and 26 candidate dissertations.

From 1982 to 2009 Honored Scientist of Ukraine, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Khvorostinka Volodymyr Mykolayovych headed the department. Further optimizations of the educational process, improvement of scientific work, use of new methods of diagnostic of internal diseases were made under his direction. The main lines of scientific problems were the study of chronic liver diseases, chronic cholecystitis, chronic bowel diseases, improvement of their early diagnosis and pathogenetic treatment. The etiological and pathogenetic factors and features of chronic diseases of the digestive tract in relation to the immune parameters and the system of adaptive hormones were studied. Professor Khvorostinka V.N. wrote more than 560 scientific works, among which - 30 textbooks, manuals and monographs; 33 authors’ certificates and patents; 48 methodological recommendations.

Professor Zhuravlyova Larysa Volodymyrivna is head of the department from 2009 year.

Since 2018 department was renamed to Department of Internal Medicine №3 and Endocrinology.

ADDRESS: 61058, Kharkiv, Pravdy ave, 13.
Tel./fax (057)705-66-59