Prof. Leonid Lazebnik, MD, PhD

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Director of the Central Scientific Research Institute of Gastroenterology In Moscow (The CSRIG), Chief Gastroenterologist of the Department of Healthcare, Government City of Moscow, President of Gastroenterological Scientific Society of Russia, Chief Editor of Russian Journal of Experimental and Clinical Gastroenterology

Education:
1965 Graduated from the I-st Moscow Medical Institute named after I.M. Sechenov (with the Diploma of Higher education, B.S.)
1965–1970 Clinical Intern at the Department of Therapy at the I-st Moscow Medical Institute named after I.M. Sechenov, at the same time worked as an emergency doctor of Cardio Brigade of the Moscow Ambulance Service
1970–1994 Worked at the Moscow Stat University of Medicine and Dentistry as a Research assistant at the Department of Propedeutics of Internal Medicine, and a Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine at Medical Department; 2 with the Course of Gerontology and Geriatrics faculty as Professor of the faculty of Advanced Medicine (evening course)
1990 MD, Doctoral dissertation:

Employment:
1994–2001 Head of the Department of Gerontology and Geriatrics, the Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education
1993–2001 The Department has developed a number of issues of comorbidity in the elderly, where Dr. Lazebnik is the main author (books , „Hypertension in the elderly“, „Coronary heart disease in the elderly“, „Geriatric hematology“, „Geriatric Nephrology“, „Digestive diseases in the elderly“, „Chronic ischemic disease of the digestive system“, „Selected chapters of Geriatric Urology“, „Handbook for diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the elderly“) and in Clinical Pharmacology (Monograph „Donator of nitric oxide“, „Receptor blockers to Angiotensin II“)
1995 –2001 Chief Gerontologist of the Russian Federation Health Ministry
1993 –2010 was appointed to the position of Chief Physician of the Department of Medical Care, Government City of Moscow
2001 Director of the Central Scientific Research Institute of Gastroenterology In Moscow (The CSRIG)
2010 Chief Gastroenterologist of the Department of Healthcare, Government City of Moscow
2011 President of Gastroenterological Scientific Society of Russia

Research:
Conducted the multi-center epidemiological study on the prevalence of gastroesophageal diseases in Russia (MEGRE), completed in 2008.
Peculiarities of GERD in patients with Ischemic Cardio Diseases were examined and the Algorithm of Diagnostics of retrosternal pains in the patients with GERD or ICD was invented.
Under the leadership of Dr. Lazebnik a decree regulating the therapeutic and surgical approaches to the treatment of cholelithiasis, was prepared to actively identify latent and atypical forms of celiac diseases among patients with systemic osteoporosis, iron deficiency anemia, primary infertility and autoimmune diseases, developing new approaches to diagnosis and treatment of metabolic syndrome.
With a wide view as the clinician, Dr. Lazebnik together with his students and colleagues of the Central Scientific Research Institute of Gastroenterology came to the conclusion of the entero-hepatic pathogenesis of atherogenic dyslipidemia, suggesting a formula of .
Dr. Lazebnik's Sci­entific research interests are focused on the advanced technology of treating patients with inflammatory bowel disease and liver, pancreas diseases with mesenchymal stromal cells.