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Institute of neurosurgery named after A.P. Romodanov

of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine


32, Platon Mayboroda str., Kyiv, 04050, Ukraine

Tel. +38 (044) 483-95-73

e-mail: neuro.kiev@gmail.com


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Institute of neurosurgery named after A.P. Romodanov of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine was founded on the base and as an inheritor of Kyiv psychoneurology Institute, which was established in 1927. Academician O.I.Arutiunov, a disciple and follower of academician M.N.Burdenko, was the organizer and first director of the Institute between 1950 and 1964. According to O.I.Arutiunov’s vision, the Institute was created as a complex research and therapeutic institution, where neurosurgeons worked together with other allied specialists. This complexity principle predetermined the entire making of national neurosurgery and furthered the development of new disciplines such as neuroradiology, otoneurology and neuroophthalmology, as well as further development of neurophysiology, neuropsychology, etc. Academician A.P.Romodanov directed the Institute for 30 years (between 1964 and 1993). After his death in 1993 the Institute was named after him. Y.P.Zozulia, an academician of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, has headed the Institute since 1993.

Prominent neurosurgeons worked in the Institute in various years — students and coworkers of academicians О.І.Arutiunov and А.P.Romodanov: P.H.Tananayko, P.О.Pronzelev, О.А.Krister, Y.І.Faynzilber, D.D.Virozub, B.А.Pelts, V.H.Stanislavskiy, L.Е.Pelekh, H.А.Pedachenko, Y.S.Brodskiy, Y.V.Patsko, as well as neuropathologists А.D. Dinaburh, О.L.Dukhin, І.S.Hlushkova, М.К.Khorets-Brotman, psychiatrists: А.P.Abashev-Konstantynovskiy, А.H.Dzevaltovska, neuropathomorphologists B.S.Lhominskiy, Y.М.Kvitnytskiy-Rizhov, Т.P.Verkhohliadova, neuro radiologists Т.D.Podolskiy, Y.І.Heynisman, L.P.Pankeeva, H.S.Danilenko and other specialists, who laid the foundation of the science of neurosurgery.

During the first years of its existence the Institute focused its efforts on remote post-war complications of brain damage, cerebrum and spinal marrow, peripheral, in particular vegetative nervous system. Later on the Institute began to explore various aspects of intracranial hypertension, brain edema, neurooncology, vascular and inflammatory brain diseases, CNS defects and nervous system peace-time injuries cancers.

Over years the Institute considerably enlarged and developed, changed its research directions and expanded the range of scientific problems. The Institute carries out research on important practical and theoretical scientific problems, such as diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of tumor of cerebral nervous system, development and clinical application of new intravascular surgery, neuro transplantation; neuroimmunology has developed and considerable achievements has been developed in this area, a system of neurosurgical care has been set up to manage childbirth brain damage. The Institute is a leader in these areas among neurosurgery institutions in developed countries.

In recent years, in addition to the already mentioned areas, the Institute has been focusing on problems of pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of CNS damage and its consequences; surgical treatment of complicated cerebrovascular pathologies; problems of functional and rehabilitation neurosurgery; study of immunopathological responses in patients with CNS neurosurgical pathologies; study of a continuous impact of small doses of radiation on the brain; development of efficacious methods of prevention and treatment of infectious-inflammatory complications in neurosurgical patients; experimental; research on the formation of epileptic foci; treatment of child development anomalies and hydrocephaly; rehabilitation of neurosurgical patients; study of biomolecular and genetic changes in glial and connective tissue tumors; development of reparative operations on patients with intracranial aneurisms and arteriovenous malformations, improvements in puncture vertebroplasty, technologies of prosthetic repair of intervertebral discs with mobile prostheses, portal endoscopic operations for diskogenic lumbosacral radiculitis and methods of rehabilitation treatment of compression lesions of peripheral nerves; creation of a system of integrated diagnosis using MRI, X-ray and SPECT-imaging methods.

New areas using biotechnologies, i.e. technologies using brainstem cells of neuro- and hematogenic origin to repair motor, speech and other vital functions in patients with focal brain damage of various genesis; a technology using culture population of oligodendrocytes of humans, mammals that ensure the re-myelinization process; the use of gene technologies to manage experimental TBI.

Currently the Institute has 1181 people on its staff, including 126 scientists (two of who is an academician, one corresponding member, 13 professors, 21 doctors and 88 PhDs).

The Institute clinical base includes 15 core departments having 361 beds, where more than 8 thousand patients are treated annually. Surgeries are performed in 15 operating rooms, where nearly 6,000 patients are operated on for central and peripheral nervous system diseases.

The policlinic department provides specialized consultations to 30,000 patients every year.

The entirety of research and treatment, scientific exploration of neurosurgery problems scientific are ensured by an array of scientific and diagnostic departments and laboratories — neuroradiology, brain imaging, radionuclide diagnosis, neurophysiology, neuro-biochemistry, clinical research, neuroimmunology, neuropathomorphology, electronic microscopy, tissue culture, etc, fitted with modern diagnostic equipment, specifically, computer tomography, MRI, angiograms, SPECT-imaging, ultrasound, electrophysiological equipment.

The Institute, being a central institution in the field of neurosurgery, ensures the activity of the Troubleshooting committee «Neurosurgery» under the Ministry of Health and Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine. For years it has been scaling up a range of administrative and methodological activities to further the development of the neurosurgery service and improve specialized neurosurgical care in Ukraine.

For 40 years the Institute had a Board of a scientific society of neurosurgeons of Ukraine. In 1993 the Ukrainian Association of Neurosurgeons was established. The Institute of neurosurgery and the Ukrainian Association of Neurosurgeons founded a «Ukrainian neurosurgical journal». For many years the Institute has had a Specialized doctorate award board (nearly 500 doctorate and PhD degrees were awarded). Institute workers published 137 monographs, over 9,000 scientific works, and won 300 certificates of authorship.

The Institute has neurosurgery departments of Bohomolets national medical university and the Shupik national medical academy of postgraduate education. It trains specialists through residency and scientific brainpower through postgraduate and doctorate studies. The Institute has ongoing advanced training thematic courses using specially developed curricula.

For many years the Institute has collaborated with scientific staff and individual scientists from far and near abroad countries. Some of the Institute staff are working abroad. The Institute continues to build its new buildings. From the initial single building it has expanded to a complex of building which clinical and R&D units.

Faculties and areas of training

The Institute's specialists primarily focus on diagnosis, surgical and combined treatment of cerebral and spinal tumors, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of CNS damage and its after-effects, surgical treatment of the most complex cerebrovascular pathologies, study of immune responses in patients with neurological CNS pathology. Efficacious methods have been developed to prevent and treat infectious inflammatory complications in neurosurgical patients; surgical and combined management of epilepsy resistant to standard treatment have been introduced. Child development anomalies and hydrocephaly are treated, and neurosurgical patients are rehabilitated. Mechanisms of brainstem cell activity and its impact on the regeneration of the nervous system structures are studied. Neurosurgical interventions are carried out for patients with spine and spinal marrow pathology, peripheral nervous system, irrepressible pain syndromes, including the use of state-of-the-art medical technologies.

Rector -Y.P.Zozulia,
an academician of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine


Teaching program includes 6 basic cycles in neurosurgery:

• the features of clinic presentation and treatment of brain trauma and trauma of peripheral nerve system;

• diagnostics and treatment of the tumors and vascular pathologies of central nerve system;

pediatric neurosurgery;

• spinal neurosurgery;

• diagnostics and medical treatment of acute cerebro-vascular diceases;

• radioneurosurgery.

Term of fellowship - 2 years.

SI «Institute of neurosurgery NAMS of Ukraine» can prepare aspirants, speciality - neurosurgery and pathological anatomy in the section of the pathology of nerve system.

Term of fellowship - 3 years.

In addition you can pass a fellowship in some field of neurosurgery (vascular, pediatric, functional, recovery neurosurgery, neurooncology and some others) in term from 6 months to 3 years.

Cost for fellowship for foreign citizens: 2900 USD per year.

For foreign citizens SI «Institute of neurosurgery AMS of Ukraine» have got a hostel.