Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Head of the Department:
Yurii KRUT, Professor, Doctor of Medical Sciences.


Historical Reference

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Zaporizhzhia State Medical University was organized in September 1967.

Since 2013, the Department is headed by Professor Yurii Krut.

6 doctoral and 55 candidate dissertations have been completed at the Department. Since the founding of the Department, about 100 doctors have been trained in clinical residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1993, a Master's degree course has been introduced at the Department, 20 Master's degree theses have been defended.

The main direction of research work of the Department in the first 10 years of its existence was the study of the biological role of trace elements in the body of the mother and fetus, as well as placenta in connection with the leading biological processes. Further, the staff of the Department studied the issues of endocrine disorders in the pathogenesis of miscarriage in workers of the automotive industry, studied the clinical and biochemical manifestations of late toxicosis of pregnant women in connection with seasonal biorhythms.

For 15 years the Department has been working on non-drug methods of prevention and treatment of placental dysfunction in various obstetric and gynecological and extragenital pathology in a large industrial center.

The scientific activity of the Department is also carried out on the issues of premature birth, preeclampsia and extragenital pathology of pregnant women.

In 2006, Professor Anatolii Zharkikh, ex-Dean of the Department, became a laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology for scientific development, organization and implementation of the system of sanatorium rehabilitation and treatment of pregnant women in Ukraine.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Educational Disciplines

  • Students (from fourth to sixth years of study) of the Medical Faculties Nos. 1, 2, 3, and International Faculty No. 2, majoring in "General Medicine", "Pediatrics" and "Dentistry", study Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Internship, clinical residency, postgraduate studies in Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Educational and Methodical Work

The training of students at the Department is based on the methodological and informational organization of the educational process with elements of independent work.

According to the curriculum of typical training programs in the specialties "General Medicine" and "Pediatrics", original lectures are given exclusively with the use of multimedia technologies. Methodical recommendations for practical classes on all topics are issued.

Professor Yurii Krut is a co-author of textbooks of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine "Physiological Obstetrics", "Pathological Obstetrics", "Emergencies in Obstetrics". The staff of the Department published a textbook "Obstetrics and Gynecology" for medical schools. Employees of the Department are co-authors of the textbooks "Obstetrics" and "Gynecology" for interns. Every year the staff of the Department publishes more than 10 textbooks and teaching aids, guidelines in Ukrainian, Russian and English.


Scientific Directions and Achievements

  • Clinical and Pathogenetic Aspects of Development of Mother-Placenta-Fetus System in Certain Types of Extragenital Diseases;
  • Influence of Non-Drug and Drug Methods of Treatment of Pregnant Women on Reduction of Obstetric and Perinatal Complications.

As of today the Department has 4 candidate and 1 doctoral dissertation.

For half a century, the staff of the Department has performed more than 20 planned scientific works on the problems of physiology and pathology of pregnancy, published more than 2,500 scientific articles in journals and collections, 12 monographs.

There is a Student Scientific Circle at the Department. Every year 10-15 reports are prepared for scientific student conferences. Members of the Circle participate in conferences of other universities, in the Republican Olympiads in Obstetrics and Gynecology, in addition some of them are winners of All-Ukrainian competitions of scientific works among student youth.


Advisory and Diagnostic Activities

Joint work with medical and preventive institutions of Zaporizhzhia and the oblast is carried out in close connection with the regional and city departments of health care. There are cooperation agreements between ZSMPhU and clinical bases of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Every year the Department makes joint plans of work with basic medical institutions, plans of medical, scientific-practical and clinical-pathological conferences.

The Department takes an active part in the work of doctors of the Association and the regional Council of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the certification commission. The Department leads the obstetric and gynecological service of emergency medical care, the staff of the Department is on duty in the clinics of the Department. The Department is the curator of more than 10 districts and cities of the oblast.

Every year the staff of the Department consults about 5,000 patients in basic and non-basic institutions, University Clinic, more than 1,000 surgical interventions are performed. Almost 90% of the staff of the Department have the highest qualified medical category.


Clinical Base 1: Regional Perinatal Center
Clinical Base 2: Clinical Maternity Hospital No. 9
Clinical Base 3: Gynecological Unit of the Regional Clinical Hospital
Clinical Base 4: Clinical Maternity Hospital No. 3
Clinical Base 5: Gynecological Unit of the City Hospital No. 1

26 Maiakovskoho Ave., Zaporizhzhia, 69035, Ukraine
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