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In 2017, there comes the 85th anniversary of Dagestan State Medical University. This age is considered to be the age of maturity and wisdom, of the covered way realization and its further progress. Those people, who were at the forefront of our wonderful institution, should have had so much trouble and experiences! However, they endured all the difficulties and succeeded in the opening of Dagestan Medical Institute. Here are some names of them: Muslim Yusupovich Nakhibashev, Omar Aliyevich Bairashevsky, Khadzhi Omarovich Bulach, Georgy Pavlovich Rudnev, Yakov Grigorievich Savitsky, Petr Aristarkhovich Mavrodiadi, Anatoly Viktorovich Rossov and others.

In 1932, the Council of People’s Commissars adopted a historic resolution of Dagestan State Medical Institute foundation in order to prepare the medical staff for Dagestan itself and other North Caucasus republics. Special attention was paid to the medical staff training of the indigenous republic nationalities. Initially, Dagestan State Medical Institute had the limited theoretical and clinical base and the only department of general medicine.

Annually, there were accepted about 150 people for the first course in Dagestan State Medical University. The Institute departments were mainly headed by the Candidates of Sciences.

Over the years of its activity, our Medical Institute experienced formation period of severity and hardships, epidemic trouble, famine and devastation brought by the Great Patriotic War, the difficult years of post-war reconstruction and the hard reorganization period. Dagestan State Medical University has not only survived but also all this time the Medical Institute has been working with extraordinary dedication, strengthening its positions and increasing its glory.


The high point of the Medical Institute development was in 1970th-1980th. There were built morphological body, teaching and laboratory facilities, and a number of ancillary facilities in Dagestan State Medical University. The Republic Clinical Hospital expanded significantly, dental and pediatric departments came into service. All this allowed the dental and pediatric departments to have been opened. Qualified teaching staff of Dagestan State Medical University has been changed qualitatively. Almost all the departments have been headed by Doctors of Sciences, Professors, mostly by those who were our institute graduates.

Initially, Medical Institute and now Dagestan State Medical University used to participate and nowadays is still participating in scientific research sectoral matters, projected by the leading scientific institutions of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

Dagestan State Medical Institute has its unique history, glorious and good traditions, decades of experience in training and educating the specialists. All of this gives the Medical Institute the right to be proud of its success and achievements in various medicine areas. In the history of  the Medical Institute were inscribed the names of educators and scientists whose creative, scientific and pedagogical authority contributed to its formation and development, its transformation into a large scientific and medical center of the North Caucasus. Rightfully Dagestan State Medical University takes its deserved place among the best Medical Universities of the Russian Federation.

The graduates of Dagestan State Medical University work in various medical institutions of the republic, _ Russia and foreign countries, and head the large medical and scientific research centers. Among those : D.G. Saidbekov – Doctor of  Medical Sciences (D.M.S.),  the Medical Faculty Professor  of the Rome University “LaSapienza” , K.M. Abdulkadyrov – D.M.S, Professor of  The Russian Hematology and Blood Transfusion Scientific Research Institute (Saint Petersburg), O.M. Makhachev – D.M.S., Professor, Head of the Scientific Center of Cardiovascular Surgery Laboratory named by A.N. Bakuliev,  V.Yu. Khanaliev – D.M.S., Professor, Deputy Director for Clinical Work of  SI “the National Medical and Surgical Center named by N.I. Pirogov MH  SD of the RF”, P.A. Klimenko – D.M.S., Professor, the chief forensic expert of the Russian Federation in obstetrics and gynecology, Z.S. Alekberova – D.M.S., Professor , the Head of the RMSA Rheumatism Institute department, G.Sh. Davudov – D.M.S., Professor , Deputy Director  of  SI “Research and Clinical Otolaryngological Center MH  SD of the RF”, M.D. Dibirov – D.M.S., Professor , the Head of the Surgery Department SEI of  HE  “MSU of  MD MH  SD of the RF”, honored scientist of the RF.

Medical Schools enjoy a good reputation : the USSR MSA  Corresponding Member and Professor  R.P. Askerkhanov’s Surgical school , Professor  M.M. Maksudov’s Dental School, Professor  Kh. E. Gadghiev’s and the USSR State premium laureate Professor Shamov’s therapeutic schools , RMSA Corresponding Member, Professor  S.-M.A. Omarov’s Obstetricians and Gynecologists School.

Support and development of creativity and sport, young talents’ realization are traditionally in the focus of the University Administration.


Great attention is paid to the Medical University’s educational services scope expanding by reference to the Healthcare practical needs of the republic. Therefore, in recent years there have been 2 new faculties opened in Dagestan State Medical University: medical-prophylactic and pharmaceutical faculties, in which the medical science is developing rapidly and scientific researches are not only of practical importance, but also of fundamental one to obtain the international recognition. Dagestan University’s scientists work closely together with the leading research centers in Russia and abroad.

Within a period of last 5 years the university staff members have published 101 monographs  , more than 60 textbooks and manuals with the signature stamp of the Russian Federation Educational Methodical Association of Health and Social Development, 3 textbooks with the signature stamp of the Federal Institute of Educational Development and about 260 teaching aids with a signature stamp  of the Central Coordinating Methodical Council of  Dagestan State Medical Academy.

A protection system of intellectual activity results (IAR) successfully operates at the Medical University. There also an electronic database of IAR has been created in Dagestan State Medical University. As well, every year scientists of Dagestan State Medical University receive more than 80 patents for inventions and about the same number of the certificates for utility models, which have been successfully implemented in practical public healthcare of Dagestan Republic, and delivered to the Russian medical market.

Annually more than 60 scientific innovations of our university staff workers are exhibited at the various exhibitions. Since 2001 the Internet classroom has been fruitfully worked, whereby researchers, teachers and students can conduct scientific research.

Over the past years DSMU has become a real school of the Medical Art. Dagestan State Medical University has graduated more than 27 000 doctors who work in all parts of our country, and hold political office. Many of them are known far beyond the borders of the republic. DSMU graduates honestly fulfill their medical obligations, they contribute their knowledge and ability to the people health promotion, constantly improves their skills, keep gratitude to their teachers.

At DSMU has been formed a highly qualified teaching staff, which is characterized by high professionalism and dedication to their profession. It supports and develops the traditions established by the university old-stagers. There are 706 teachers working at the university, including 66 Professors, 179 Associate Professors, 418 Candidates of Medical Sciences, and 116 Doctors of Medical Sciences.

Referring to the percentage of teachers with scientific degrees (74.7%), Dagestan State Medical University is at the same level with the Russian central medical universities.

During its progressive development, Dagestan State Medical University has become a multi-functional institution. There are 75 departments in the structure of DSMU. Every department cherishes the names of those who have written glorious pages in the history of the Medical University. They did not built themselves _ pyramids of copper and did not set bronze obelisks. Their inheritance has been contained in their works, books, and textbooks. The memory of them will remain forever.

Reflecting on the ongoing changes, the medical university staff realizes that it is about to enter a new era in which the new realities and new challenges are expected, and that the main responsibility for the future of the staff of Dagestan State Medical University is to leave behind a generation of educated professionals, strong research schools aiming at creativity and knowledge. So that, today the university staff sees its mission not only in the training the highly qualified personnel, but also in the active participation in the public health system reforming, entrenchment of the information technologies in the educational, medical and scientific processes.

The present DSMU scientist’s team has a great intellectual potential, significant experience of scientific, clinical, and innovation activities.

Currently, Dagestan State Medical University is a large educational, scientific and medical center. The structure of Dagestan State Medical University consists of 5 departments. DSMU has its own large enough base for fundamental and practical disciplines, an extensive network of all profiles clinical sites (over than 40) , 75 departments, headed by Doctors and Professors. The structure of DSMU also includes Research Institute of  human ecology of mountainous territories, consultative-diagnostic clinic, medical college,  employment center for the university graduates, information and computer department, logistical support center, an analytical department, internet center, scientific medical library, sports complex, publishing and polygraphic center.

Today, Dagestan State Medical University is a recognized center of the innovative education, science and culture of the region. DSMU retains the best native traditions and enriches them with a new experience of the world educational and scientific space.

S.N. Mammaev,
rector of DSMU,

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