Director general of the Federal Almazov North-West Medical Research Centre


Евгений Владимирович Шляхто

Evgeny Vladimirovich Shlyakhto

Evgeny Vladimirovich Shlyakhto Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Honored Scientist of Russia, Director of the Federal Almazov North-West Medical Research Centre , President of the Russian Society of Cardiology.

Professor Evgeny V. Shlyakhto was born in 1954. He graduated from the 1st Leningrad Pavlov Medical Institute in 1977. MD (1992), Professor (1994). From 1994 to 2001 he was vice rector of Saint-Petersburg Pavlov State Medical University. In 1997 he became the head of the Faculty therapy department of the same University (till now). Professor E. V. Shlyakhto is the Chief cardiologist of Saint-Petersburg and the North-West Federal District.

Since 2001, Evgeny V. Shlyakhto is the Director of Federal Almazov North-West Medical Research Centre which is one of the leading medical institutions in Russia realizing fundamental and applied research in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, hematology, rheumatology, endocrinology, pediatrics, molecular biology and genetics, information nanotechnology. Almazov Centre provides specialized and high-tech medical care and also training of scientific and medical personnel within modern system of continuous medical education.

E. V. Shlyakhto is an acknowledged academic authority contributing into science development, academic and teaching staff training. He is the founder of a scientific school known in Russia and abroad for tradition continuity, team creation of associates, and interdisciplinary approach to integrated solution of current scientific issues. His disciples presented 20 doctorate and 56 PhD theses under his guidance.

The results of Professor Shlyakhto's researches in cardiovascular diseases diagnosis and treatment are summarized in more than 700 publications, 16 inventions, 2 patented scientific discoveries, and number of monographs and manuals for high medical schools. Some of them are: “Borderline Arterial Hypertension” (1992), “Kidney and Arterial Hypertension” (1999), “Metabolic Cardiovascular Syndrome” (1999), “Hypertensive Disease” (2001), “Autonomic Nervous System and Arterial Hypertension” (2008), “Cardiovascular Remodeling in Arterial Hypertension” (2009), “Baroreflex and long-term control of arterial pressure” (2011), texbooks “Circulatory System Diseases” (1997), “Endocrinology” (2005, 2nd edition — 2007), “Internal Medicine” (2000, 2008), “Cardioprotection: basic and clinical aspects” (2013). “The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. Second Edition” was translated into Russian in 2010 by Professor’s Shlyakhto initiative and under his editorship.
«Болезни сердца и сосудов»

“The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. Second Edition”


“Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine”, “Translational Medicine”

New directions of Professor Shlyakhto’s research are: translational medicine, nanotechnology and nanomaterials and creation of “breakthrough” medical technologies of fundamental importance and needed for providing of high-tech medical care delivery to patients with blood, cardiovascular and endocrine diseases. Under the leadership of Evgeny Shlyakhto the Federal Almazov Medical Research Centre conducts the intensive research in the field of translational medicine: molecular diagnostic technologies, the development of diagnostic tools for personalized therapy, cell and tissue engineering for therapeutic purposes, creation of biocompatible materials and tissue-engineering structures, the Bank of biological samples — tissue, cells and genetic material — was organized in the Centre. The results of this work are presented in monographs “Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine” (2009), “Translational Medicine” (2010).

Evgeny Shlyakhto and his colleagues became laureates of the Russian Federation Government Prize in science and technology for “Research in Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure in the Russian Federation” (2009). Among the awards of Professor Shlyakhto there are Saint-Petersburg Government and Saint-Petersburg Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Sciences Prize for scientific and technological achievement in nomination “Physiology and Medicine”— Pavlov award (2011), VI Annual National Award “Publicity” in nomination “Health” (2011). Professor Shlyakhto was awarded with the Certificate of Merit of the Government of Russian Federation for substantial contribution into healthcare development and longstanding and fruitful work (2009), Medal of Honor for labor achievements and many years of diligent work (2012), Award of the Government of St. Petersburg for outstanding achievements in the field of higher and secondary education in the nomination “Scientific achievements improving the quality of training and highly qualified personnel” and the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation Medal “For Merit to the National Health Care” (2014).

Academician Evgeny Shlyakhto pays much attention to social, scientific and organizational work aimed at maintaining of prestige of Russian medical science. Being the President of the Russian Society of Cardiology, Chief editor of “Russian Cardiology Journal” and “Translational Medicine” journal he is also the member of a number of editorial boards of Russian and foreign cardiology journals.

Е. В. Шляхто — инициатор проведения в Санкт-Петербурге ряда крупнейших кардиологических форумов