Igor Denisov

Igor Denisov

Soviet statesman, figure in Russian medical science, Minister of Health of the USSR (1990-1991).
Date of Birth: 03.09.1941
Country: Ukraine

  1. Biography of Igor Denisov
  2. Early Life and Education:
  3. Medical Career:
  4. Later Career and Achievements:

Biography of Igor Denisov

Igor Denisov is a Soviet statesman and a prominent figure in Russian medical science. He served as the Minister of Health of the USSR from 1990 to 1991.

Early Life and Education:

Igor Denisov was born into a family of civil servants. He is of Russian descent. In 1964, he graduated from the Kuibyshev Medical Institute with a specialization in surgery. He later obtained his Doctor of Medical Sciences degree and became a professor.

Medical Career:

From 1964 to 1966, Denisov worked as a clinical intern at the Kuibyshev Medical Institute's department of surgery. He then served as a resident physician at the faculty surgery clinic from 1966 to 1967.

Denisov continued his academic pursuits by becoming an assistant at the Kuibyshev Medical Institute's department and completing his postgraduate studies from 1967 to 1973. He then held various positions, including secretary of the Party Committee from 1973 to 1978 and vice-rector of the Kuibyshev Medical Institute from 1978 to 1983. In 1983, he became the rector of the Ryazan Medical Institute.

In 1987, Denisov was appointed as the head of the Main Directorate of Educational Institutions of the Ministry of Health of the USSR. He served as the deputy minister of health from 1988 to 1990 and later became the Minister of Health of the USSR from 1990 to 1991.

Later Career and Achievements:

After his ministerial role, Denisov became the vice-rector and later the first vice-rector of the I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy from December 1991 onwards. He is also a Doctor of Medical Sciences, a professor, an academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, and a laureate of the Russian Government Prize in 2002.

Denisov was a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) since 1967 and became a member of the Central Committee of the CPSU from 1990 to 1991.