Oleksandr Pokanevych, MD in Orthopedics, Master in International Health Policy and Management, Master in Dynamics in Health and Welfare, Master of Public Administration in Healthcare

In 2005, Oleksandr Pokanevych graduated from Medical Institute of Ukrainian Association of Folk Medicine with an MD diploma.

He passed the internship at the Family Medicine Department of Medical Institute of Ukrainian Association of Folk Medicine (2006), and at the Orthopedics and Traumatology Department of National Ukrainian Academy of Postgraduate Medical Education (2008).

In 2009, he received his Master of Science degree in International Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy & Management (USA).

In 2010, Oleksandr took part in “Erasmus-Mundus Master: Phoenix EM, Dynamics of Health and Welfare” course at Linköping University (Sweden) and later at Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain).

Oleksandr Pokanevych received his Master of Public Administration degree in 2016, at Odessa Regional Institute of the National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine.

His career started in 2003 when he started working at Charitable Foundation “BLAGOMED”: first as its executive director, and 3 years later as its director, up until 2008.

His first years of working at his father’s University, Oleksandr started as Senior Manager of International Department (2004), and Project Coordinator of Ukrainian Doctors/Nurses Retraining Program (2005-2008).

In 2009, he joined New Hampshire Orthopedic Center (USA) as a Supply Chain Specialist, where he helped with integrating its medical supplies and implementing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) project plans, which resulted in NHOC moving to electronic platform of record keeping.

From 2012 to 2013, Oleksandr worked as a project facilitator at CDC-Ukraine. He acted as the WB contact point in-between international and national team in HIV Program Efficiency Study in Ukraine.

At the beginning of 2013, Oleksandr Pokanevych assumed the post of the president of Kyiv Medical University.

Currently, he is the one who articulates the University’s vision, mission, and values with internal and external stakeholders; supports and enhances its academic mission and overall operations, and builds upon its existing traditions, distinctiveness, and strengths.


Borys Ivnyev, PhD, MD, Professor

In 1987, Borys Ivnyev graduated with honors from M. Gorky Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU), majoring in “Medical Care”. In the same year, in accordance with the recommendation for scientific work, he was accepted to the Department of Normal Physiology of DNMU as a senior laboratory assistant. In 1991 he defended his PhD dissertation, and in 2001 – his doctoral dissertation. In 2006, he was awarded the academic title of Professor of Physiology. Until 2014, career of professor Ivnyev was connected with DNMU, where he worked as an associate professor, professor, dean of the medical faculty and the first vice-rector. After moving to Kyiv at the end of 2014, he worked at the Department of Physiology of Bogomolets National Medical University. Since the fall of 2015, he is the Rector of PHEE “Kyiv Medical University”.

Scientific activity of Borys Ivnyev is connected with theoretical and practical aspects of experimental and clinical neurophysiology. The study of morphology and physiology of the brain is what his entire scientific path is dedicated to. He identified the features of morpho-functional connections of the cerebral membrane with the structures of the limbic system. Borys proved the existence of a spatial organization of neurons of limbic structures that have projections on the nuclei of the membrane. His doctoral dissertation highlights the neuronal mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease development as a model of premature brain aging. Borys Ivnyev first discovered the features of cognitive auditory and visual evoked potentials of the brain in case of Alzheimer’s disease. He developed and used their frequency spectrum to analyze the evoked potentials of the brain. He also showed a specific topical organization of the electrical activity of the cerebral cortex during the development of a dementia. A comprehensive neurophysiological study of this problem has made it possible for the first time to develop methods for the early diagnosis and prognosis of Alzheimer’s disease. In 2002, for his “Alzheimer’s disease” scientific monograph, Borys Ivnyev was awarded a diploma and the prize of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine. Among his scientific interests, he also studied the mechanisms of stem cells’ influence on cognitive and motor functions of the brain in ischemic disorders.

Today, the research of professor Ivnyev is devoted to clinical neurophysiology, studying the peculiarities of the brain functionality in case of a chronic pain (scientific program with the University of Verona, Italy) and certain mental disorders (addictive disorders, schizophrenia). This helps to bring the results of research closer to a practical use. The main feature of his modern scientific direction is the study of neurophysiological mechanisms of psychotherapy as one of the main methods of modern mental rehabilitation of post-traumatic stress disorders. This project is supported by the European Society of Hypnosis in Medicine and Psychotherapy (ESH) (UK). The practical result of these studies was the “Living with mental disorders. Existential and personal aspects of recovery” monograph (2014). This work was continued in a form of the co-authored “Physical, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine: Neurorehabilitation” textbook (2020).

For his work on the prevention and rehabilitation of addictions, Borys has been awarded state awards.

Borys Ivnyev is the author of 5 scientific monographs, 3 textbooks for students of higher medical education establishments, 235 scientific articles on neurophysiology, psychiatry and the organization of the educational process in a high medical school, and 6 patents. He is a member of the editorial boards of scientific and practical journals like “International Psychiatric, Psychotherapeutic and Psychoanalytic Journal”, “Ophthalmology”, “Dermatovenerology and Cosmetology” and “Bioenergetics in Medicine and Biology”.

International scientific cooperation continues with International, Interdisciplinary, Interreligious Research Group On Consciousness Studies (a branch of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, GdN Neurobioethics, at APRA – Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Roma, Italy), as well as with the Research Council of the European Hypnosis Society in Medicine.

Borys conducts extensive scientific and public activities. He is a member of the European Society of Neuroscience, the International Association of Alzheimer’s Disease, the Ukrainian Physiological Society, Vice President of the Association of Psychiatrists and Psychoanalysts of Ukraine, a member of the European Society of Hypnosis in Psychotherapy and Medicine (Ukrainian representative), and a member of the International Society of Hypnosis (ISH).

Professor Ivnyev was elected an academician of the National Academy of Higher Education Sciences of Ukraine, as well as a member of the Presidium of the National Academy of Higher Education Sciences of Ukraine.


1. V. Sokrut, O. Syniachenko, O. Sokrut, B. Ivnyev and others. «Physical, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine: Neurorehabilitation».- Textbook for students and physicians/general edition by V. Sokrut – Sloviansk: “Printing house “Drukarskyi dvir”, LLC, 2020.-Vol.2, 340 p.

2. O. Kopchak , I. Pinchuk, B. Ivnev and N. Skokauskas. Reforming Undergraduate Psychiatry Training in Ukraine // Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development .- 2020.- Volume 7: 1–2.

3. O. Osokina, G. Putiatin, B. Ivnyev et all. Psychotherapeutic model of rehabilitation of patients with schizophrenia and comorbidic neurotic stress-associated disorders who lives in the territory of anti-terrorist operation in eastern part of Ukraine // Europejskie Studia Humanisticzne. Psychological, medical and pedagogical aspects of post-traumatic stress in war conditions // 2018.- P. 115-130.

4. O. Osokina, A. Udod, B. Ivnyev, S. Selezneva, G. Putiatyn, S. Ushenyn. Possibilities of bio-suggestive therapy for pain correction in neuropsychiatry and dentistry // Ukrainian Bulletin of Psychoneurology.- 2017. Vol. 25, issue 4 (93) p. 73-79.

5. O.Osokina, B. Ivnyev Cerebral Evoked Potentials in Patients at an Early Stage of Schizophrenia // Neurophysiology, Vol. 50, No. 4, August, 2018.


Olga Osokina, MD, Professor, Psychiatrist of the highest category

Olga Osokina was born on January 1st in Donetsk, Ukraine. In 2002 she graduated with honors from Donetsk National Medical University with a degree in general medicine and from Donetsk Institute of Social Education with a degree in psychology.

In 2009 she defended her PhD thesis on the “Medical Psychology” specialty on the topic “Medical and psychological characteristics of neurotic disorders in music and teaching staff.”

In 2015 Olga received her “Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Narcology and Medical Psychology” certificate. In the same year she defended her PhD thesis on “Рsychiatry”: “The first episode of psychosis in patients with schizophrenia: clinical, psychopathological, psychological and existential-personal patterns of social functioning”.

In 2018 she received her “Professor of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Narcology and Medical Psychology” certificate. Since 2015, she has been the Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Narcology and Medical Psychology of Donetsk National Medical University (Kramatorsk).

Since August 2020, Olga Osokina is the Vice-rector for Scientific, Pedagogical, Educational and Mmethodical Work. She has the highest qualification category of a doctor in the following specialties: “Psychiatry” (2015); “Psychotherapy” (2017).

Professor Osokina is a member of the working group, head of the international scientific project “Eurasian Child and Adolescent Mental Health Study” (EACMHS), and participant of the international educational project “UNA partnership”.

Olga Osokina is the author of 135 publications, including 90 scientific and 45 educational and methodical ones, 8 monographies (including co-author), 2 textbooks, 17 learning guides, 67 scientific investigations in professional editing (4 publications in journals included in the Scopus and Web of Science), 15 scientific conference abstracts, and 36 instructional guidelines and recommendations.

1. Osokina O.I., B.B. Ivnyev, V.A. Abramov Correlations of Parameters of Cerebral Evoked Potentials with Age, Clinical, and Social Characteristics of Patients with the First Episode of Psychosis // Neurophysiology. – 2014. – Vol. 46, No.3. P. 254-262. (Scopus)

2. A. Sourander, R. Chudal, N. Skokauskas, A. M. Al-Ansari, A. B. Klomek, C. Pornnoppadol, G. Kolaitis, Ju. Maezono, H.-C. Steinhausen, H. Slobodskaya, H. Kaneko, Ja. Regmee, L. Li, M. H. Nguyen, M. Grimland, O. Osokina, S. H. Ong, S. K. Praharaj, S. Lesinskienė, S. Fossum, T. Wiguna, V. A. Makasheva, V. Lehti Unmet needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists among Asian and European countries: does the Human Development Index (HDI) count? // European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2017) (Scopus)

3. Unawareness of the disease in patients with schizophrenia: diagnosis and insight-oriented psychotherapy/ Osokina O.I., Ivnev B.B., Putyatin G.G., Ushenin S.G., Denisov E.M. // Zaporozhye Medical Journal. – 2018. – Т. 20, № 3. – С. 397–403. DOI 10.14739/2310-1210. 2018.3.130551 (Web of Science)

4. Osokina, O.I., Ivnyev, B.B. Cerebral Evoked Potentials in Patients at an Early Stage of Schizophrenia // Neurophysiology, 2018. – Vol. 50, No. 4. – P. 292- 301. DOI 10.1007/s11062-018-9751-1 (Scopus)

5. Osokina O.I. Schizophrenia: An Analysis of the spectrum psychoses: Monograph. Kramatorsk: “Kashtan”, 2016 – 340. p.

6. Fundamentals of Bioethics and Biosafety: Textbook. Ed. O.I. Osokina, V.A. Abramov. – Kramatorsk: Kashtan, 2016 .– 356 p.

7. Osokina O.I. Schizophrenia, schizotypal and delusional disorders: Textbook. – Kramatorsk: Kashtan, 2016 .– 280 p.

8. Medical psychology: Textbook / Edited by prof. Osokina O.I. Kramatorsk – Kropyvnytsky – Mariupol, 2019 – 226 p.


Volodymyr Meged, MD, Professor, Honored Health Care Worker of Ukraine

Volodymyr was born in the village of Pologi-Verguny, Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyi district, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine. He graduated from the Military Medical Faculty of Kuibyshev in 1977 with a degree in “Treatment and Prevention”, and in 1985 – graduated from the Military Medical Academy in Leningrad with a degree in “Army Medical Supply Support”.

He served in the military in various positions. From 2000 to 2012 – Head of the Health Resources director of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. In 1998 Volodymyr was awarded the honorary title of “Honored Health Care Worker of Ukraine”. In 2003 he was awarded the Order of Danylo Halytsky by the Decree of the President of Ukraine, and in 2009 – the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky of the III degree. Volodymyr Meged is a retired Major General of the Medical Service.

Volodymyr is the author of the postgraduate education cycle program for specialists in the specialty 223 “Nursing”, “European standards of nursing” and the supervisor of Khanam Nida the International Faculty student, “Medicine” specialty: “Targeted disease mitigation strategies using mobile phone data”. Professor Meged is also the co-author of the “Emergencies in the clinic of internal medicine” manual (Kyiv, 2017).


Svitlana Doan, MD, Professor

Activities of prof. Svitlana Doan are related to theoretical and practical aspects of infectious pathology, public health, training of highly qualified personnel, ensuring continuous professional development of doctors. She has more than 30 years of national and international experience in the management and organization of infectious diseases, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention of infectious diseases, including the coronavirus infection, HIV infection, viral hepatitis, herpes, enterovirus infections, influenza, tuberculosis, etc.

As a member of the National Technical Group of Experts on Immunoprophylaxis, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Svitlana participates in the formation of the organization of vaccination in Ukraine (starting from 2020).

As an expert of the National Research Fund of Ukraine, she carries out scientific and technical examination of projects of fundamental and applied research works.

As the Head of the Department of Social and Hygienic Monitoring of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Ukraine within the framework of the Association Agreement with the EU she participated in the initiation, preparation and evaluation of the national system of epidemiological surveillance of infectious diseases by the European Center for Disease Control (ESDC, Stockholm).

As a technical advisor for health management and policy, the USAID HIV Service Reform in Action, Svitlana Doan developed a system for reforming the provision of health care for people living with HIV.

As a responsible executor of the international project “Improvement of diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in HIV-infected” (Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine and CDC (USA), she provided the introduction of the State Institution “Institute of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases named after LV Gromashevsky” rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients.

Svitlana is the author of more than 320 scientific papers in Ukrainian and international scientific journals, including 6 security documents, numerous publications included in the scientific and metric databases Scopus and Web of Science.

Professor Doan was involved in the work as a member and head of working groups of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Center for Public Health of Ukraine to develop regulations.

She participated in international projects on infectious pathology, vaccination of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA), the United States Agency for International Development.

Svitlana Doan is a member of the editorial boards of the “Head Nurse’s Handbook” magazine and the “Ophthalmology” journal.


1. Assessment of the influence of demographic factors on shigellosis. S. Doan, N. Malysh, M. Chemych. Wiadomości Lekarskie. – Vol. LXXI. – 2018. – б NR3. (Scopus)

2. Problematic issues of epidemiological surveillance of enterovirus non-poliomyelitis infections in Ukraine. S. Doan, N. Malysh. Journal of Grodno State Medical University. – 2018. – Vol. 16, №1. – С. 18-22. – DOI: 10.25298/2221-8785-2018-16-1-18-22. (Scopus)

3. The nosological structure of acute intestinal infections, endogenous risk factors. N. Malysh, S. Doan, M. Chemych, A. Poddubnaya. Immunopathology, Allergology, Infectology. – 2015. – N3. – С.40-46 (Scopus) DOI: 10.14427/jipai.2015.3.40

4. Epidemiological characteristics of acute intestinal infection outbreaks in Ukraine under the current conditions. N. Malysh, M. Chemych, S. Doan, R. Rodyna. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol. 18 No. 01 January’19. – Р. 73-77 (Scopus)

5. Use of mathematical modeling in epidemiological surveillance of acute intestinal infections. N. Malysh, O. Kuzmenko, M. Chemych, S. Doan. Topical infectology. – 2019. – Т. 7, № 1. – С. 6-12

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