On January 28, Director General of Almazov Centre received the Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Honour for services merits in health care and many years of diligent work.
Prof. Shlyakhto has been Director of Almazov Centre for 20 years. 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 the Northwestern, Volga, North Caucasian and Southern 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.