Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology No. 2 Print

ADDRESS: 13, Pravdy ave., Kharkiv, 61022

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Head of the Department: Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Viktoriya Valentynivna Lazurenko


Responsible for academic work: Associate Professor O.B. Ovcharenko

Responsible for scientific work and the work of Students’ Scientific Society: O.G. Gradil

Responsible for medical work: Associate Professor O.I. Kalinovska

Responsible for pedagogical work: Associate Professor I.V. Starkova

Responsible for work with post-graduate students and clinical residents: Associate Professor O.A. Lyashchenko

Professor: Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor M.G.Grishchenko

Associate Professors: Candidate of Medical Sciences O.B. Ovcharenko. Candidate of Medical Sciences O.A. Lyashchenko, Candidate of Medical Sciences O.I. Kalinovska, Candidate of Medical Sciences V.Yu.Paruschuk, Candidate of Medical Sciences I.V.Starkova, Candidate of Medical Sciences R. A. Safonov

Teaching assistants: Candidate of Medical Sciences O.G. Gradil, Candidate of Medical Sciences A.O. Konoval, A.O. Romanenko, T. V. Melikhova

Senior Assistants of the Department: O.V. Kovtun, V.K. Syrotina

Assistant of the Department: V.I. Kozlova

Viktoriya Valentynivna Lazurenko


The department teaches the following subjects: “Obstetrics and Gynecology” in the direction of training “Medicine” in the specialties “General Medicine”, “Pediatrics”, “Prophylactic Medicine” for domestic and foreign students (English-medium training); “Obstetrics” in the direction of training “Medicine” in the specialty “Dentistry” for foreign students (Russian and English-medium training); “Obstetrics and Gynecology with Evaluation of Research Results” in the direction of training “Medicine” in the specialty “Laboratory diagnosis”; “Clinical Nursing in Gynecology” in the direction of training “Healthcare” in the specialty “Nursing”; “Nursing in Obstetrics and Gynecology” in the direction of training “Healthcare” in the specialty “Nursing”.

In recent years, the staff of the Department has published textbooks: “Nosocomial infections in obstetric and gynecological hospitals”, “Presentation, diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis“, “Infertility in marriage”, “Operative gynecology”; instructional guidelines: “Congenital hyperplasia of adrenal cortex”, “Pathological obstetrics”, “Normal and pathological labor. Management and care”, “Amenorrhea”, “Gynecological laparoscopy: methodology guidelines for students”, “Algorithm for diagnosing infertility from the point of view of evidence-based medicine”.


- Study of the problem of early diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis.

- Investigation of the support of the luteal phase with the use of auxiliary reproductive technologies.

- Study of the state of the fetoplacental complex in pregnant women with severe obstetric and extragenital disorders.

- Improvement of methods for correction of abnormal labor.


In carrying out scientific research, the staff of the Department collaborates with other departments of the University, in particular with the Department of Pathological Anatomy, Pediatrics and Neonatology No. 1, Propedeutics of Pediatrics No. 1, Propedeutics of Internal Medicine No. 2 and Nursing Care, Neurology No.2.

Specialists of the Department are leading scientists in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Professor M.G. Grishchenko is a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), a full member of the Presidium and Board of the Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine and a member of the Association of Obstetricians-Gynecologists of Ukraine.


Kharkiv Regional Perinatal Center on the basis of Municipal Non-Commercial Enterprise of Kharkiv Regional Council “Regional Clinical Hospital” and LLC “Academician V.I. Gryshchenko Clinic of Reproductive Medicine” are clinical bases of the Department, where the staff of the Department provides consulting and treatment-diagnostic assistance in the in-patient department and polyclinic.

On the basis of the results of scientific research, new medical diagnostic methods have been introduced into practical activities in the provision of assistance to pregnant women, maternity wards and pregnant women.

Much attention is paid to the improvement of conservative and surgical treatment of patients with disorders of internal genital organs and infertility. The staff widely uses minimally invasive methods of surgical treatment, such as laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, conservative surgery, uterine artery embolization, removal (extirpation) of the uterus through the vagina.

The specialists of the Department have improved and implemented in practice reconstructive-plastic operations in drooping of internal genital organs, developmental anomalies using modern technologies (sling operations on the basis of synthetic materials, TVT-technology).

V.I. Grishchenko Clinic of Reproductive Medicine is a medical institution that provides a full range of services that can effectively diagnose and treat all types of female and male infertility: in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), intracytoplasmic morphologically-selected sperm injection (IMSI), intrauterine insemination with sperm of a male or a donor (own sperm bank), a program of donation of oocytes, surrogate motherhood, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

Professor V.V. Lazurenko, Associate Professors O.I. Kalinovska and O.A. Lyashchenko are members of permanent control and expert commissions of the Department of Health of Kharkiv Regional State Administration. Professor M.G. Grishchenko is the main external specialist in reproductive medicine of the Department of Health of the Kharkiv City Council.


The history of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No.2 of Kharkiv National Medical University (KhNMU) is an integral part of the development of obstetrics in Ukraine. Its formation is inextricably linked with Kharkiv University, which was founded on January 17, 1805 by the decree of Emperor Alexander I. At its opening, four departments were established, including a medical one. According to the Charter of the University from 1804, the Faculty of Medicine was composed of six departments. Among them was a Department of Obstetrics. The first Head of the Department was Associate Professor of Medicine A.Ya. Kalkau (1805-1811). Systematic teaching of obstetrics is associated with the name of I.P. Kamensky, who headed the department from 1811 to 1819. From 1862 to 1885, the Department was headed by an outstanding obstetrician-gynecologist Ivan Pavlovich Lazarevich who wrote a bright page in the history of domestic and world obstetrics. His main merit is that obstetrics and gynecology began to develop on a scientific basis, acquiring physiological direction, which in turn contributed to the improvement of practical obstetrics. From 1885 to 1902, the Department was headed by an outstanding scientist and talented teacher Mykola Pylypovych Tolochinov. Subsequently, the Heads of the Department were P.A. Yasinsky (1902 - 1903), P.V. Mikhin (1903 - 1912), V.D. Brant (1912 - 1922). From 1946 to 1972, the Department was headed by Honored Scientist, Professor Ivan Ivanovych Grishchenko. In his pedagogical work, he paid special attention to mastering and alternation of practical skills by the students during classes. This was facilitated by the introduction of clinical residency in 1951, which played a major role in improving the quality of the training of specialists in obstetrics and gynecology. From 1972 to 1999 the Department was headed by a student of Professor I.I. Grishchenko, Honored Scientist and Technologist of Ukraine, Professor Mykola Grygorovych Bogdashkin. From 1999 to 2018 the Department was headed by Professor, Honored Worker of Education of Ukraine, Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine Yuri Stepanovich Parashchuk.

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