Department of Infectious Diseases Print

ADDRESS: 61096, Kharkiv, Geroiv Stalingradu av. 160, NE KLC “Kharkiv Local Infectious Hospital

Tel. (0572) 97-50-18

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Yurko Kateryna — Doctor of medical science, full professor.


Responsible persons: for methodical work — Associate Professor Nina Merkulova; for scientific work — Associate Professor Anton Sokhan; for medical work — Associate Professor Oleksandr Bondar; for educational work — Assistant Professor Vitaliy Tkachenko, for Students Scientific Society — Associate Professor Olena Mohylenets, for foreign student’s preparation — Full Professor Andriy Bondarenko, for international affairs - — Associate Professor Dmytro Katsapov.

Full Professor Vadim Teryoshin, Associate Professors Grygory Gradil, Ganna Solomennyk, Assistants Professor: Natalia Antsyferova, Igor Bodnya, Yaroslava Burma, Olga Vinokurova, Anatoly Gavrilov, Yana Zots, Olena Tsyko.

Yurko Kateryna



Discipline "Infectious diseases" is taught to the students (Ukrainian and international, including English medium) of the 4th year of studies at the faculty of dentistry and 5th - 6th years of studies at the faculties of medicine by specialties: “General medicine”, “Paediatrics”, “Preventive medicine” according to credit-modular system. In addition, the students of 6th year of education of the 1st faculty of medicine undergo an optional course “Urgent issues of infectious diseases and HIV-infection”, and English medium students of the VI faculty of medicine - an optional course “Clinical parasitology and tropical medicine”. “Infectious diseases with fundamentals of epidemiology” and “Laboratory diagnosis of parasitic invasions” are taught to the students of 2nd-3rd years of education of the 3rd faculty of medicine by specialty “Laboratory diagnosis” of qualifying level “Bachelor”, and to the students of 3rd year of education of the 4th faculty of medicine by specialty “Nursing” of qualifying level “Bachelor” – “Clinical nursing in an infectious hospital”, qualifying level “Master” – “Clinical nursing in infectious diseases”.



The research work of the department includes research of the problems of diagnosis, prevention and treatment of HIV-infection/AIDS and opportunistic infections, as well as determination of the role of immunological and metabolic disturbances in the liver fibrogenesis of patients with parenterally transmitted viral hepatitis from perspective of diagnosis improvement and treatment optimization. The problems of antiviral therapy of viral hepatitis, acute respiratory diseases and herpetic infections are actively developed. Researches on insufficiently known infections, such as bartonellosis, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis started at the department in the 2005. Department participates in several international programs on antiretroviral therapy of HIV-infection, diagnosis and treatment of AIDS. The study of acute intestinal infections was conducted from the perspective of clinical and microecological aspects of pathogenesis and development of new methods of specific therapy based on administration of new probiotics and intestinal antiseptics. In 2013-2015 the employees of the department carry out two researches: the initiative – “Improvement of diagnosis and treatment of viral and bacterial infections and their complications” and financed by the government “Development of the system for monitoring of metabolic disorders in patients with co-infections HIV/HCV against a background of antiviral therapy”. Every second Saturday of month we hold a meeting of students scientific study group, where modern theoretical questions of infectology are discussed and the patients are examined. Students take an active part in research activity of the department.




From 1991 18 candidate of science and 3 doctor of science thesis were protected. As a result of research work 3 monographs and 15 training manuals were published.


The staff of the department actively co-operates with research establishments in Ukraine and foreign countries, in particular with Kharkiv Research Institute of Microbiology and Immunology named after I.I. Mechnikov”, “Institute of Therapy named after L.T. Mala”, “S.P. Grigoriev Institute for Medical Radiology”, Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics, Kharkov Regional HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Center. A number of scientific and practical international conferences were also held in the department.



NE KLC “Regional Clinical Hospital of Infectious Diseases” is the clinical base of the department. The employees of the department carry out medical-diagnostic and organizational-methodical work in the intensive care unit, diagnostic, respiratory infections, neuroinfections, oropharyngeal infections, acute intestinal infections as well as in the Regional specialized hepatology center. Consultative, organizational and medical work the employees of the department is also done in the units of the Regional Clinical Hospital – the center of urgent medical aid and catastrophe medicine; Kharkiv Regional Clinical Centre of Urology and Nephrology named after V.I. Shapoval; City hepatology center based on 13th City Clinical Hospital; Infectious Clinics of city policlinics and other medical and preventive establishments of Kharkiv. Consultative-medical work is conducted in medical and preventive establishments of Kharhiv region: supervising of infectious departments, duty in the Center of Urgent Medical Care. The generally accepted and newest medical-diagnostic techniques are used on a department: immune-enzyme analysis, polymerase chain reaction, genetic typing of HCV genome, immunological and immunohistochemical researches, noninvasive methods of liver morphological changes research, study of lipid metabolism and peroxidation, ultrasonography of abdominal organs, distance thermography, laser and magnetic-laser therapy, phytotherapy.




Department of partial epidemiology with the clinic of infectious diseases was created in 1923 In the Kharkiv medical institute the on the base of infectious department of the Kharkiv military hospital № 4 (Geroiv Nebesnoi Sotni sq., 14). First head of the department was doctor of medicine, Full Professor Zinayida Nesmelova - first female Professor and doctor of medicine in Ukraine. 1926 p. a department was shifted in 3rd infectious department of 2nd of the Soviet hospital on Moscowsky av. Scientific researches were conducted in direction of study of clinic of the louse-borne typhus, infectious erythemas, clinic and epidemiology of malaria, influenza, epidemic parotitis, typhoid and others infectious diseases.


In 1932 the department of infectious diseases of the Kharkiv medical institute was headed by Full Professor Illya Braude. He created scientific school, which spared the special attention to the study of intestinal infections both etiological and in clinical therapeutic aspects. Considerable part of scientific researches was on infectious typhuses.


In a period from 1958 1963 to the duties of head of department were carried out by an Associate Professor Hryhorij Fridman. In 1964 Full Professor Mykhajlo Liskovtsev, participant of II World War, become a Head of the department.


Professor Tamara Chorna become Head of the Department in 1969. Beginning of her work coincides with a considerable event for a department - move in a new location – 22nd infectious hospital on the street of Byron, 160 (now Heroev Stalingradu av.), in which a collective got the special apartment with cabinets for teachers, by educational rooms, laboratory, wonderful lecture hall and modern clinical base. Within the framework of scientific researches on a department the problems of diagnostics of dysentery, influenza, erysipelas, diphtheria and other infections were studied. Distribution of interest to immunology promoted because here immunological researches began to be inculcated. With development of technical progress and laser technique on a department first in Ukraine developed new direction of treatment of infectious diseases - method of therapy by a laser exposure. From 1992 2019 to a department was headed by Full Professor Volodymyr Kozko.

From September 2019 Head of the Department is Full Professor Kateryna Yurko.

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