Institute of Endocrinology

Elena Grineva
Institute of Endocrinology Head, PhD

Federal Medical Institute of Endocrinology of Federal Almazov North-West Medical Research Centre is one of Russia's leading research, treatment and educational institution of endocrinology profile. The Institute uses the latest achievements of Russian and foreign researchers in basic and clinical endocrinology.

The main scientific directions:

Institute Researchers are developing methods for early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of hypothalamic -pituitary diseases, adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid glands, neuroendocrine tumors, diabetes. Institute scientists initiated and developed the research study about the vitamin D deficiency and its relationship with the development of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. With the purpose of early detection and correction of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases the researchers studied predictors of its development — polycystic ovarian syndrome, gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is also studied for early detection and prevention of associated pathology in mother, fetus and newborn. Together with the Institute of Experimental Medicine, we conducted a study of cellular mechanisms of glucose-lowering drugs action.

The institute uses bariatric surgery to treat obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, conducts the study of possible predictors of surgical interventions and its response in patient.

Institute of Endocrinology has strong scientific and technological basis for the study of the pituitary diseases and other neuroendocrine disorders.

Pediatric endocrinology lab staff studies monogenic disorders of insulin secretion, sex abnormality. In the survey course for children with diabetes, congenital hyperinsulinism we carry out genetic testing genes KCNJ11, ABCC8, NHF- 1 alpha and alpha 4, i.e. we can confirm neonatal diabetes and MODY- diabetes and plan further tactics. Pediatric endocrinology department holds on a multicomponent therapeutic and diagnostic assistance to children in sexual differentiation violation, other disorders of sexual development (hypogonadism, premature sexual maturation, menstrual irregularities, hyperandrogenic syndrome in girls, etc.), as well as rare genetic syndromes and other disorders of endocrine system in childhood and adolescence.

The Institute has highly qualified specialists — endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, neurosurgeons and unique diagnostic facilities, including molecular genetic studies. One the Institute advantages over other Russian institutions of a similar profile is that it is the part of Europe's largest multidisciplinary center (Federal Almazov North-West Medical Research Centre). As a result the patient can be provided all kinds of high-tech and specialized medical care in one institution (e.g., lower limb and coronary arteries revascularization, highly qualified examination of adrenal lesion and, if necessary, adrenalectomy, including robot assisted).

In addition, Institute staff is actively engaged in examination and treatment of women with endocrine causes of impaired fertility, pregnant women with endocrine diseases.

The Institute of Endocrinology has qualified teaching staff, training facilities and provides an opportunity to obtain all kinds of post-graduate education. Since 2013, we conduct certification cycles and primary refresher of pediatric endocrinology.

The Institute of Endocrinology structure:

Tel. +7 (812) 702-55-95