Ivan Kanus

Ivan Kanus

Anesthesiologist-resuscitator, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor
Date of Birth: 02.05.1934
Country: Belarus

Biography of Ivan Kanus

Ivan Kanus is an anesthesiologist-reanimatologist, doctor of medical sciences, and professor. He was born in the village of Rybolovo, Dyatlovsky district, Grodno region. After completing his education at the Dyatlovskaya middle school in 1949, he enrolled in the Baranovichi medical school, which he graduated from in 1953. He was then drafted into the military navy fleet and served as a paramedic on the ships of the Baltic and Northern fleets. After completing his military service in 1957, he worked as a paramedic at the Dyatlovskaya Central Regional Hospital until 1958.

From 1958 to 1964, Kanus studied at the Grodno Medical Institute. After obtaining his medical degree, he was sent to the Belarusian Scientific Research Institute of Oncology and Medical Radiology. During his studies at the Grodno Institute, he worked as an anesthetist at the 1st City Clinical Hospital in Grodno. From August 1964 to May 1982, he worked as an anesthesiologist-reanimatologist at the Research Institute of Oncology and Medical Radiology. In 1978, he defended his candidate dissertation on "The Course of Anesthesia and Postoperative Period in Patients with Cervical Cancer During Surgical and Combined Treatment."

In 1982, Kanus began working at the Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimatology at the Belarusian State Medical University as an assistant, and from 1990 to 2004, he served as the head of the department. In 1990, he defended his doctoral dissertation on "Integration and Differentiation of Intensive Therapy for Patients with Acute Renal Failure of Various Etiology." In 1991, he was awarded the title of professor.

His main area of scientific activity is the anesthetic support and intensive care of emergency and critical conditions. He organized the department of reanimatology and anesthesiology in healthcare institutions of the Republic of Belarus, as evidenced by the order of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus No. 26 (1993). During these years, he has published 10 collections of scientific works, two monographs, and a computer program. He has also published 250 scientific papers.

Under the guidance of Ivan Kanus, two doctoral and seven candidate dissertations have been defended. Currently, six doctoral and ten candidate dissertations are being prepared for defense.

One of his significant achievements is the development, serial production, and implementation of a unique modern apparatus for inhalation anesthesia with mechanical ventilation. The development of an apparatus for prolonged mechanical ventilation has also been completed.