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History of the Department

Department of Children’s Age Surgery in Dnipropetrovsk was founded in 1939, being based on Oleksiyivska clinical hospital, hereafter - child's municipal hospital № 3 named after professor М.F. Rudnyev.

The first Head of the Children’s Age Surgery Department was professor А.B. Frenkel (1939-1941).

After World War II (1946-1953) Professor N.I. Harber was the Head of the Department.

Professor N.О. Abramova was the Head of the Department in the 1953-1957th Department staff worked on the methods of treatment of traumatologist and orthopedist patients with bones and joint tuberculosis.

During 1957-1978th the Department was headed by Professor А.D. Khrystych, Vice-Rector for Science Work at the Dnipropetrovsk Medical Institute, Honored worker of Higher school.

In 1978 Syahayilo P.T. became the Head of the Department of Children’s Age Surgery (since 1973 he worked as a Professor of this Department) and carried out this title till 1996. Professor P.T. Syahayilo – Academician of Academy of Sciences , Professor, MD, Honored worker of the Higher school, Pediatric Faculty Dean of the Dnipropetrovsk Medical Institute.

In 1996-1997th L.I. Boyiko MD headed the Department of Children’s Age Surgery.

In 1997-2006th the Department was headed by MD, Professor V.І. Sushko. Scientific activity was focused on rehabilitation of children with birth defects and surgical diseases. At this time in 1999 Association of Child's Surgeons in the Dnipropetrovsk region was founded.

Since 2006 V.A. Dihtiar, MD, Professor has been the Head of the Department of Children’s Age Surgery. Science work and clinical care of the Professor is focused on the treatment of children with birth defects and surgical diseases at the abdominal and pectoral area organs, musculoskeletal system, the introduction of minimally invasive techniques at the children age.