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Konstantin Kipiani MD. PhD.

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ბოხუას სახელობის კარდიოვასკულარული კლინიკა
Bokhua Memorial Cardiovascular Clinic 
5 Lubliana St., 0156, Tbilisi, Georgia 
Phone: +995 322 51 70 08 
E-mail: geoangio@gmail.com 
Web Site: www.angio.ge

Date of birth: 19 September 1945

SpecializationMain Field: Vascular Surgery, Angiology.

Present  Position:
Position name: The Head of The  “Bokhua Memorial Cardiovascular Clinic”
Institution name: Bokhua Memorial Cardiovascular Clinic.

Education:

  • 1962-1969 – Orenburg State Medical Institute. Orenburg, Russia.
    Surgeon. c # 177480. 01.06.1969.
  • 1971-1972 – Research Institute of Clinical and Experimental Surgery.
    Clinical Residency in Vascular Surgery. Moscow, Russia.
    Surgeon. #50 15.12.1973.
  • 1975 – Candidate of Medical Sciences Diploma.
    Thesis: “Surgical Treatment of Symptomatic Hypertension”.
    Vascular Surgery ММД № 044568. 17.09.1975.
  • 1989 – Doctor of Medical Sciences Diploma.
    Thesis: “Problems of the Surgical Treatment of Symptomatic Hypertension”.
    Vascular Surgery ДТ #002254. 20.04.1990.
  • 2002 – State Certificate in Vascular Surgery. № 019435 ser. II a 39.
    Vascular Surgery № 019435 ser. II a 39. 15.04.2002
  • 2001 – State Certificate in Public Health and Healthcare Management.
    № 009448 ser. I a 72. 30.08.2001.

Professional Career:

  • 1969-1971 – Orenburg State Medical Institute.
    Departement of General Surgery – surgeon. Orenburg. Russia.
  • 1972-1975 – Research Institute of Clinical and Experimental Surgery Departement of General Surgery – surgeon. Moscow, Russia.
  • 1975 – 1991 – Research Institute of Clinical and Experimental Surgery.
    Department of Vascular Surgery – researcher. Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 1991 – 1995 – Center of Angiology and Vascular Surgery
    Deputy Director. Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 1995 -2011 – Center of Angiology and Vascular Surgery.
    Director. Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 2011 till today – The Center of Vascular and Heart Diseases.
    Director. Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 2002-2007 – Georgian Association of Angiologists and Vascular Surgeons
    President. Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 2001till today – Program Director in Vascular Surgery Residency.
  • 2001 till today – Program Director in Angiology Residency.
  • 2006 till today – Tbilisi State Medical University.
    Full Professor of the Vascular Surgery Division of Surgery Department.

Managing activities:

1991 to 1995 – Deputy Director of the Georgian Center of Angiology and Vascular Surgery.
1995 -2011   – Director of the Georgian Center of Angiology and Vascular Surgery.
2011 to date – Director of the Center of Vascular and Heart Diseases.
1996 to 2000 – Member of the Dissertation Council in “Urology” of the Tbilisi State Medical Institute 14.00.40.
2001 to date – Ranked Major Vascular Surgeon of Georgia.
2001 to 2006 – Member of the Georgian State Medical Academy for the Postgraduate Education’s Dissertation Council in “Cardiovascular Surgery” – m14.44 №4.
2001 to date – Program Director in Vascular Surgery Residency.
2001 to date – Program Director in Angiology Residency.
2002 to 2007 – President of the Georgian Association of Angiologists and Vascular Surgeons.
2007 to date – Board member of the Georgian Association of Angiologists and Vascular Surgeons.

Participation in Scientific Conferences:

  1. “The modern principles of venous diseases” 17 June, 2004y. Tbilisi. The standards of diagnostics and treatment of venous insufficiency: modern tendency or 9 June, 2005y, Tbilisi.
  2. “The Treatment of chronic venous disease” 10 June, 2005y. Tbilisi.
  3. “The modern problems of angiology and Vascular Surgery in Georgia” 18 March, 2006y. Tbilisi.
  4. “The modern principles of venous diseases” 15 May 2006 y. Tbilisi
  5. “Drug Eluting sleeves in Vascular Surgery – Results from FIM”, International Summit in Cardiovascular Medicine – 3-4    October, 2008 year, Tbilisi
  6. “Surgical Treatment for  Abdominal Aortic Aneurism”.  International Summit in Cardiovascular Medicine – 3-4    October, 2008 year, Tbilisi
  7. “Safety and Efficacy of Locally Eluted Sirolimus for Prolonging AV Graft Patency (PTFE Graft Plus Coll-R) First in Man Experience. Poster Session: Haemodialysis : Vascular Access” The 41th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology (Nov.6. 2008.10:00 AM 12:00 PM)
  8. “Treatment of chronic venous disease: Is this prerogative of internists or surgeons?    “The modern principles of venous diseases” 17 May 2006 y. Tbilisi
  9. “Treatment of chronic venous disease: Is this prerogative of therapeutists or  surgeons? Does the therapeutist need one more problem?” 10 June, 2005 y Tbilisi.
  10. “Reconstructive reoperations of  peripheral  arterial diseases”. GAAVS VI Annual Meeting. Tbilisi 16 May, 2009y.
  11. “Invaginational phlebectomy of the Saphenous vein during Varicous Disease”. GAAVS VI Annual Meeting. Tbilisi 16 May, 2009y.
  12. “The Diagnostic and Surgical Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurisms” – New destinations in Radiology and Interventional  18-19 May 2007y. Tbilisi
  13. “The main algorithms of modern treatment after peripheral arteries bypass surgery” .The 3rd Congress of Cardiologists of Georgia. 10-11 May, 2009y. Tbilisi
  14. “The value of early diagnostics and treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency” –“CVI and quality of life”-Tbilisi
  15. “The Diagnostic and Surgical Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurisms”-The highest Medical education. 5-12 July, 2002y. Tbilisi.
  16. “Drug Eluting sleeves in Vascular Surgery – Results from FIM”, International Summit in Cardiovascular Medicine – 3-4 october, 2008y, Tbilisi.
  17. “Surgical Treatment for Abdominal Aortic Aneurism”. International Summit in Cardiovascular Medicine – 3-4 october, 2008y, Tbilisi.
  18. Safety and Efficacy of Locally Eluted Sirolimus for Prolonging AV Graft Patency (PTFE Graft Plus Coll-R) First in Man Experience. Poster Session: Hemodialysis: Vascular Access”. The 41th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology (Nov.6. 2008. 10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
  19. Safety and efficacy of local periadventitial delivery of sirolimus for improving hemodialysis graft patency: first human experience with a sirolimus-eluting collagen membrane (Coll-R). Nephrol Dial Transplant (2012) 27: 1219–1224  doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfr667. Advance Access publication 11 January 2012.
    William D. Paulson, Nicholas Kipshidze, Konstantine Kipiani, Nutsa Beridze, Maria V. DeVita , Surendra Shenoy, Sriram S. Iyer.

Training:

  • 2005 – Montefiore Medical Center. Course attendant. Bronx, New York. USA.
  • 2006 – Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute. Haemodialysis Access Course attendant. New York. USA.

Experience in Clinical Trials:

  • “General anaesthesia versus local anaesthesia for carotid surgery” (GALA). Study conducted by Neurosciences Trials Unit, Division of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK. (1999 to 2009)
  • “A PHASE II, OPEN LABEL, MULTICENTER STUDY OF LIPOSOMAL PROSTAGLANDINE E1 (LIPOSTINTM) IN PATIENTS WITH CRITICAL LIMB ISHEMIA AND INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION”. Study conducted by ENDOVASCVULAR, Inc (2003-2004).
  • “SAFETY AND FEASIBILITY OF THE COLL-R™ USED AS AN ACCESSORY TO A PTFE GRAFT IN FEMORO-POPLITEAL BYPASS GRAFTING”. International, multicenter clinical study conducted by Vascular Therapies, LLC. 181 E 90th Street, #12B. New York, NY 10128, from 2005y to date.
  • “SAFETY AND FEASIBILITY OF THE COLL-R™ USED AS AN ACCESSORY TO A PTFE HEMODIALYSIS A-V GRAFT”. International, multicenter clinical study conducted by Vascular Therapies, LLC. 181 E 90th Street, #12B. New York, NY 10128, from 2005y to date.
  • “ A prospective, Non-Randomized, Single-arm Stury to evaluate the Perfomance of Hemostatic Sirolimus=Eluting Collagen Membrane implanted during surgery for creation of an Arterio-venous fistula. The patensy III study    Vascular Therapies LLC. 2010-2012.

Society Membership:

  • Board member of the Georgian Association of Angiologists and Vascular Surgeons since 1998.
  • Full Member of the European Society for Vascular Surgery.
  • Member of the World Society of Angiology.
  • Full Member of Georgian Academy of Medicine and Biology.

Publications: Author more then 15 publications.

Book Chapters :
ANGIOGENESIS Bench to Bedside. Medical and Engeneering Publishers, Inc. 2003  ISBN #:1-930636-02-4 (author of the first part of the chapter 8).

Foreign Languages:
Georgian-Native
Russian-Fluent
English-Good

Computer Skills:
Windows, MS Office, Internet, Email – skilled User


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