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Visiting Professors of KMU “KSPH”

Kazakhstan Medical University “KSPH ” has the honor to host leading foreign professors, experts in the field of healthcare, including representatives of the United States, Great Britain, Italy, Greece, Southern Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and other countries.

Luca G. Brusati

Doctor of Economics, Professor, SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy), Head of the Department of Management,
Head of the Laboratory of Analytical Work in Economics and Management of the Uda State University,
Consultant to the World Bank, European Commission, WHO, UN, UNPRO, OSCE, UNICEF, UNAIDS, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Area of interest:
Management in healthcare, accreditation of medical organizations.

Amirhossein Yarparvar

Specialist in Health and Nutrition of the UNICEF Regional Office in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia.
Ph. D. candidate in Applied Nutrition Sciences at the University of Vienna.
Area of interest:
Nutrition and public health

Pavlos Theodorakis

Senior Adviser to the WHO European PHC Centre in Almaty.
A general practitioner with a Ph. D. in PHC quality studies.
WHO’s National Partner for Mental Health in Greece.
Since 2016, Dr. Pavlos Theodorakis has been passing on his knowledge about global health trends at lectures for undergraduates, doctoral students, and faculty of the University.
Area of interest:
Public health, PHC.

Luigi Migliorini


Special Adviser to the WHO Regional Office for Europe
Senior Adviser to the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases.
Expert in advocacy for the Smoke-Free Partnership (SFP, one of the key advocacy coalitions for tobacco control in the EU and in the world)
Area of interest:
Public health

George Kitas

Chairman of the Committee for the implementation of the “National Action Plan for Rheumatology” in Greece.
Principal Investigator of TRACE RA, Lead researcher of the multicenter RCT in the field of rheumatoid arthritis.
Co-founder of the West Midlands Rheumatology Forum, the UK’s first multidisciplinary rheumatology congress, and the Birmingham Arthritis Resource Centre – the region’s only rheumatic diseases resource centre in Europe.
Area of interest:
Clinical rheumatology, pathology of the cardiovascular system, cardiovascular diseases in rheumatic diseases.

Armen Yuri Gasparyan

A leading specialist in the field of rheumatology, an expert of the Scopus database.
Ph. D., expert in the study of cardiovascular diseases in familial Mediterranean fever.
Author of a special course on cardiovascular rheumatology.
Area of interest:
Clinical rheumatology, pathology of the cardiovascular system, cardiovascular diseases in rheumatic diseases.

Oleg Petrovich Chestnov

Candidate of Medical Sciences.
Chair of the expert groups on health issues
Head of the WHO Country Office in Kazakhstan since 2017
WHO Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health 2012-2017
Area of interest:Noncommunicable diseases and mental health.

Milda Bruziene
Ph. D., Assistant Professor, Department of General Medical Practice, Vilnius University.
Head of the Palliative Care Service of the Vilnius Polyclinic.
Area of interest:
medical rehabilitation, physiorehabilitation, balneology, general medical practice

Brett J.Craig
Ph. D. in Psychology, Professor of Health Communications at the St. Louis College of Pharmacology (USA).
Expert in health education and behavior change.
Area of interest:Health care communications, social and behavioral change, effective communications for health care providers

Gabriel Gulis
Ph. D., Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Associate Professor of Public Health in the Department of Health Research.
Head of the Master of Science in Public Health Program»
Consultant to the Minister of Health of Slovakia on Public Health.
Area of interest:
Public health.

Jan-Marcus Hellstrom
WHO expert on communication skills
Public health specialist at the United Nations International Emergency Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Area of interest:Public health.

Kristine Sorensen
Director of the Global Academy of Health Literacy.
President of the International Association for Health Literacy.
Visiting lecturer at the University of Maastricht (Netherlands), Center for European Studies.
Visiting lecturer MCI Center for Management (Insburk, Austria)
Area of interest:Health literacy. Approaches to improving the literacy of doctors and patients.

Ajay Vamadevan Sarala
Head of the Health Systems Division of the Center for Chronic Disease Control.
Senior Research Fellow, Public Health Foundation of India.
Ph. D. in the field of epidemiology of non-communicable diseases.
Area of interest:Public health, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Vishna Devi Nadaraja
Academic Vice-Rector of IMU (International Medical University)
Adviser on the National Health Debate, International Medical University of Malaysia, (International Medical University “IMU»)
Area of interest:Public health. Biochemistry

Azizi Ayob
Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, International Medical University of Malaysia, (International Medical University “IMU»)
Professor of Pharmacology and member of the Medical Program Accreditation Group, Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Area of interest:Public health, pharmacology

João Breda
Programme Manager on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
Head of the WHO Office on NCDs
Doctor of Science, in Nutrition Sciences (Porto University)
Area of interest:Public health, nutrition science

Sun Xizhuo
Chief Physician and President of the group of hospitals of the city of Shenzhen (China),
MD, author of the concept of Primary Health Care (PHC)​​ in China
Area of interest:Public health, primary health care (PHC).

Alexander Wagner
PhD (Candidate of Technical Sciences)
Biostatistic Scientist
Expert in modeling and development of application programs and information systems in the field of healthcare.
Area of interest:
Applied multidimensional statistics, data management (Datenmanagement), Data analysis and modeling in the field of healthcare, pharmacy, finance, banking and insurance

Lin Jinchu
Vice President of Shenzhen Luohu Hospital Group Holding and Director of Social Centers Management.
Director of the Guangdong Primary Health Association.
Vice Chairman of the Shenzhen City Health Association.
Area of interest:Public health, primary health care (PHC).

Wu Qiuyang

PhD in Computer Applications
Assistant Research Manager in the group of Shenzhen Luohu Hospital Holding
Area of interest:Bioengineering, Computer Science