Gastroenterologist who has no equal

  • Authors: Dorokhova D.R.1, Makhovaya L.V.2
  • Affiliations:
    1. Voronezh State Medical University named after N.N.Burdenko
    2. Voronezh State Medical Institute named after N.N. Burdenko
  • Pages: 46-47
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The article characterizes the qualities of the outstanding doctor - gastroenterologist Alexander Alekseevich Zvyagin. The choice of the path of becoming, as a doctor, as his teacher and as a professor. The article also tells interesting facts from the biography of Alexander Alekseevich.

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Zvyagin Alexander Alekseevich.
Being a doctor is not just a profession, but a vocation. For such a profession, one education is not enough, you also need the inner qualities of a person. Today we would like to tell you about an outstanding professor, our contemporary, countryman and teacher, gastroenterologist - Alexander Alekseevich Zvyagin. Alexander Alekseevich was born into a family of ordinary employees. My father was the deputy head of the commissioning construction department, and my mother worked in an organization that supplied the city with vegetables and fruits. There were no doctors in the family. The family of Alexander Alekseevich had 2 children, he and his sister, who followed in her parents' footsteps and entered the University of Civil Engineering. Alexander Alekseevich came to medicine by pure chance. And who, at that time, knew that our Alexander Alekseevich would become a professor and such a wonderful doctor. He entered the Voronezh State Medical Institute. N.N. Burdenko at the pediatric faculty. He was a responsible student, he showed himself well during his studies. Alexander Alekseevich was interested in scientific societies and various circles. He was engaged in a circle on anatomy, histology. He was the headman of the circle of propaedeutics of childhood diseases. Then he began to attend a circle at the Department of Pediatric Pediatrics, which was headed by Professor, pulmonologist V.A. Platonov. For his first student scientific work, Alexander Alekseevich chose a very interesting topic: "The state of pancreatic secretion in children with cholepathies." He himself determined the content of pancreatic enzymes in the duodenal contents in the laboratory of the hospital. With this work, Alexander Alekseevich spoke not only in the Student Scientific Society, but also at a conference at the Lviv Medical Institute in 1988. The topic of the second student work was an equally interesting study "The state of gastric secretion in children with bronchial asthma." In 1989 he graduated with honors from the institute. Then he entered the residency and being a resident, he helped the teachers in the classroom. It was here that his story as a teacher began. Since 1994, Alexander Alekseevich worked as an assistant at the Department of Faculty Pediatrics. Since 2001, he has been an assistant professor in the same department. And since 2011 he has been a professor. After the transformation of pediatric departments in 2011, he worked at the Department of Propaedeutics of Children's Diseases and Pediatrics, in 2017 - the Department of Hospital and Polyclinic Pediatrics, and in 2021 - the Department of Propaedeutics of Children's Diseases and Polyclinic Pediatrics. Candidate's thesis "Rehabilitation of children with bronchial asthma against the background of gastroesophageal reflux" was carried out under the guidance of Professor V.A. Platonova. Alexander Alekseevich successfully defended it in 1994 at the VSMA. N.N. Burdenko. And already a doctoral thesis "Functional dyspepsia and chronic gastritis in children: optimization of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation" was defended in 2006 at the Research Institute of Pediatrics of the Scientific Center for Children's Health of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in Moscow. Professor Zvyagin repeatedly spoke at Russian congresses and conferences, participated in the work of international congresses. Traditionally, conferences are held every year in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and also participated as a speaker in conferences in Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Samara and in many other cities of our country. Participated in international conferences. For example, at the European Gastroenterological Congress, at several congresses of the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists and Nutritionists, which were held in London, Berlin, Amsterdam. Alexander Alekseevich Zvyagin is an expert of the working group of the Society of Pediatric Gastroenterologists of Russia, who develop clinical guidelines for the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract in children. Initially, these were different protocols for diagnosis and treatment. Now, it’s all been combined, and at the end of 2022, a national guide was released. Alexander Alekseevich is also a member of the editorial board of the Russian journals Pediatrics. Journal them. G.N. Speransky", "Issues of children's dietology". He is the author of more than 200 scientific publications in the central and local press, including 5 monographs. He has more than 10 teaching aids, 7 patents and certificates of state registration of databases. The winner of the All-Russian scientific and practical event "Relay race of university science" in 2018. A doctor must be true to his moral ideals, his work, unwaveringly defend the image of a compassionate, responsive and responsible professional through his actions no matter what. We are very proud to study under the guidance of such a wonderful person.


About the authors

Dariua Romanovna Dorokhova

Voronezh State Medical University named after N.N.Burdenko

ORCID iD: 0009-0008-2257-6285


Russian Federation, 10 Studentskaya str., Voronezh, 394036, Russia

Lyudmila Vladimirovna Makhovaya

Voronezh State Medical Institute named after N.N. Burdenko

Author for correspondence.

Assistant, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Department of Propaedeutics of Children's Diseases and Outpatient Pediatrics

Russian Federation, 10 Studentskaya str., Voronezh, 394036, Russia

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