Academician M. D. Strazhesko
The idea of creating the basis for doctors’ postgraduate education in the Ukrainian Institute of Clinical Medicine belongs to Academician Mykola D. Strazhesko, founder and first Director of the Institute. The Department of Internal Diseases No. 2 of Kiev Medical Institute of Postgraduate Education was opened in 1938 and worked until 1941.
The first head of the department Full Professor Mikhniov А. L. (1970 )
In 1949 the Department of Internal Diseases No. 2 was recreated under the guidance of Honored Scientist, MD, Dr. Sc., Full Professor Anatoliy L. Mikhniov, who headed the department till his death in 1970.
In 1969 the Department of Internal Diseases No. 2 was transformed into the Department of Cardiology. In 1971 - 1982 the department was headed by MD, Dr. Sc., Full Professor V. A. Pylypenko, later on it was headed by Associate Professor G. A. Dravert (1982), Associate Professor V. I. Vynychuk (1983) and Assistant Professor V. S. Malinovska (1983-1985).
In 1985 - 2012 the department was headed by Corresponding Member of the NAS and NAMS of Ukraine, Honored Scientist and Technologist of Ukraine, MD, Dr. Sc., Full Professor Volodymyr O. Bobrov.
In 1993 the Department of Cardiology changed its name to the Department of Cardiology and Functional Diagnosis as the Department of Functional Diagnosis was united with it.
Full Professor Furkalo M. K.
Full Professor M. K. Furkalo (1979-1999), who was the head of the Department of Functional Diagnosis in 1979-1993, Full Professor L. A. Stadnyuk (1991-2001), associate professors L. O. Aleksandrova, Ye. O. Bilynsky, M. M. Bezyuk, O. I. Romanenko, A. I. Leshchenko worked at the department.
Since the foundation of the department there have been published 73 monographs, 41 manuals, 1654 scientific works, 96 methodical recommendations, 40 bulletins, 58 innovations, 34 author’s patents and 9 priority discovery certificates. The staff members participated in many international and national congresses. 118 doctoral and 235 PhD theses were defended at the department.
In 2013 the Department of Cardiology and Functional Diagnosis was divided into two separate departments. The head of theDepartment of Cardiology was appointed MD, Dr. Sc., Full Professor M. M. Dolzhenko.