Department of children's infectious diseases Print

ADDRESS: 61096, av. Heroes of Stalingrad, 160.

Tel. (0572)97-21-32


Kuznetsov Sergey Vladimirovich - doctor of medical Sciences, Professor, doctor of the highest category.


In charge of academic work- associate Professor Olkhovskaya O.M.; research work - associate Professor Tatarkin A.;

educational work – ass. Zharkova T.S.

Associate professors: Olkhovskaya O.M., Vovk T.G.,  Коpiychenko T.S., Tatarkin A.N.; assistants: Kirsanova T.A., Zharkova T.S., Kucherenko A.A.;

Laboratory assistants: Kuzmenko T.S., Kolisnik.N.M., Malykhina I.P.

Kuznetsov Sergey Vladimirovich

Academic work

The Department runs classes with the 5th and 6th year students of the faculties of medicine.

It is based on multidisciplinary Regional children's infectious diseases hospital (Kharkov). This allows carrying out the academic work at a high scientific level. The students have the opportunity to learn a lot of diseases directly at the patient's bedside, to be present at clinical rounds, conferences.

The quality of the teaching  provides for the development and implementation  the methodological recommendations. Since 2001 about 30 methodical recommendations and manuals issued.

Areas of  research

The main research area direction of the Department since the moment of its foundation (September 1945) has been solving the questions of pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of scarlet fever, diphtheria, later (1985-2000) - acute gastrointestinal infections and hepatitis. Employees of the Department have been resolved urgent questions of pathogenesis and clinical features of the children of viral hepatitis A, rotavirus infection, salmonellosis, Klebsiella-infection. Since 2000 the scientific interests of collective of faculty focused on solving modern problems of medical science and practice: development of new methods of diagnostics, forecasting the course of the disease, the rationale for medical rehabilitation of patients and convalescent on the basis of the study of immunological reactivity of the organism of the child in acute intestinal infections, viral hepatitis, Herpes-virus and of Chlamydia infections.

Since 2000 the Department has been headed by D.Sc. Sergey Vladimirovich Kuznetsov. Under his leadership, the members of the Department  conduct research work on the state of compensatory-adaptive mechanisms of the children, patients of the viral and bacterial intestinal infections, which enables to develop new methods of diagnosis, prognosis and therapy of infectious diseases, to substantiate the medical rehabilitation convalescent on the basis of study of compensatory and adaptive mechanisms of the child's organism.

The basic scientific achievements

For the last 10 years the staff of the Department have published more than 200 scientific works on the basic directions of scientific activity, are the authors of 15 certificates for invention and utility model, 7 medical and biological innovations. Completed 7 master's theses and 1 doctoral thesis.

Scientific cooperation

The Department closely cooperates with such leading agencies as the Kharkov research Institute of Microbiology and immunology named after I.I. Mechnikov, Ukrainian research Institute for problems of Cryobiology and cryomedicine, CSRL of the Kharkiv national medical University, Kharkov regional children's immunological center.

Medical work

The clinical base of the Department is a Regional multi-profile children's hospital for infectious diseases. Teachers of the Department perform the diagnostic and therapeutic work; provide advice to patients of the Regional children's infectious diseases hospital and other medical region institutions, participate in the development of new methods of diagnostics and treatment of infectious diseases in children.