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.


Volodymyr Bobryk, Doctor of Sciences of Law, Professor

In 2001, Volodymyr graduated with honors from the National Academy of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, specializing in “Law”. That same year, he entered the postgraduate program at the Department of Civil Law and Procedure of the National Academy of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. In 2004, he defended his Ph.D. thesis, and in 2021, he defended his doctoral dissertation. In 2023, he was awarded the academic title of Professor in the field of 081 “Law”.

Volodymyr held teaching positions at the National Academy of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, research positions at the Research Institute of Private Law and Entrepreneurship named after Academician Burchak F. G. of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, and managerial positions at JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” and JSC “Ukrainian Automobile Roads”. Since 2007, he has been practicing law. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council at the Supreme Court.

He was honored with the President of Ukraine Award for Young Scientists (2013), the Certificate of Merit of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (2022), and the Honorary Certificate of the Association of Private Educational Institutions of Ukraine (2022). He is the author of over 170 scientific works.

In March 2020, Volodymyr joined the team of Kyiv Medical University. His responsibilities include the organization and control of service support for the educational process, including the coordination of the activities of the chief engineer’s service, the economic department, the legal department, the personnel department, the records management department, the university’s facilities, and the engineer for labor protection and fire safety



Yurii Pyatnickiy, MD, Pediatrician of the highest category 

Yurii Pyatnickiy (1971), MD, associate professor, pediatrician of the highest qualification category. He graduated the Bogomolets National Medical University in 1997.

Yurii Pyatnickiy defended his PhD dissertation (the specialty 14.01.10 “Pediatric”); received degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences (the specialty 14.03.04 “Pathological Physiology”) in 2015. He is the author and co-author of more than 140 scientific and educational works, including textbooks and educational programs, a monograph, guidelines for doctors, 5 patents for inventions.

Yurii Pyatnickiy worked from 2003 to 2007 as a methodologist of the Central Methodical Cabinet for Higher Medical Education of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. From 2007 to 2021 he worked at the Ministry of Health of Ukraine as a chief specialist of the Department of Education and Science, Deputy Head of the Department of Education and Science – Head of the Department of Education; Head of the Education Sector, Chief Specialist of the Department of Medical and Pharmaceutical Personnel of the Personnel Department, etc. In 2005 he was awarded the academic title of associate professor at the Department of Pediatrics №1 of the Bogomolets National Medical University.

Participated in the International Courses of Strategic Human Resource Planning in Health WHO (2010), the Autumn School for the Use of Information and Research Data on Health in WHO Policy Making (2013), and seminars in National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine.

  1. О. Tyazhka, O. Vinnytska, T. Lutai, Piatnytskyi. Pediatrics. Textbook –– Vinnytsia: Nova Knyha Publishers, 2018– 544 pp. : il.
  2. О.Тяжка, Т.Лутай, О. Вінницька, Ю. П’ятницький. Педіатрія: Підручник для студентів вищих навчальних закладів IV рівня акредитації за ред. проф. О.В.Тяжкої.–Видання 5-е.– Вінниця: «Нова книга», 2018 – 1152 с.
  3. О.Волосовець, В. Майданнік, Р. Моісеєнко, С. Березенко, Ю.П’ятницький. Стан здоров’я дитячого населення – майбутнє України. (частина 2). Здоров’я дитини.– 2018.–№2 (том 13).
  4. О.Волосовець, В. Майданнік, Р. Моісеєнко, С. Березенко, Ю.П’ятницький. Стан здоров’я дитячого населення – майбутнє України. (частина 1). Здоров’я дитини.– 2018.–№1 (том 13).– с. 11-22
  5. Ю.І. Бажора, П.П. Єрмуракі, Ю.С. П’ятницький. Взаємозв’язок між активністю ферментною антиоксидантної системи та функції печінки у хворих на туберкульоз легень.: Одеський медичний журнал.–2018.–№1 (165).– с.29-34
  6. Н. О. Олексіна, О. П. Волосовець, Ю. С. П’ятницький: Медична освіта: відповіді на виклики сучасності. Доповідь. Матеріали XV Всеукраїнської науково-практичної конференції з міжнародною участю «Актуальні питання вищої медичної освіти в Україні (з дистанційним під’єднанням ВМ(Ф)НЗ України за допомогою відеоконференц-зв’язку) 17–18 травня 2018 року м. Тернопіль Тернопіль ТДМУ «Укрмедкнига» 2018
  7. Н. О. Олексіна, О. П. Волосовець, Ю. С. П’ятницький: Медична освіта: відповіді на виклики сучасності. Медична освіта.– 2018.– №2.–с. 36-40


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).





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