Director General of Almazov Centre, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Evgeny Shlyakhto received the Presidential Certificate of Merit from Russian President Vladimir Putin for many years of dedication and exceptional contribution to healthcare.
Prof. Shlyakhto has been heading Almazov Centre since 2001, when he became director of the former Research Institute of Cardiology (now, Almazov National Medical Research Centre).
Since 2001, he has been Chief Cardiologist of Saint Petersburg, since 2002 – chief visiting cardiologist of the Russian Ministry of Health for the Northwestern federal district and since 2018 – for Volga, Southern, North Caucasian and Northwestern federal districts.
In April 2020, Evgeny Shlyakhto was appointed the head of the Interdepartmental Medical Working Group at the Interdepartmental Council on the prevention of the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in St. Petersburg targeting on the most relevant issues of organizing medical care for patients in all areas together with the expert community. As a longtime public health official with extensive expertise, Evgeny Shlyakhto successfully coordinates the interaction of city departments involved in the fight against the new coronavirus infection.