Nodar Kipshidze

Nodar Kipshidze

Laureate of the State Prizes of the USSR and the GSSR, academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, academician of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, director of the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Therapy of the Ministry of Health of Georgia
Date of Birth: 12.10.1923
Country: Georgia

  1. Biography of Nodar Kipshidze
  2. Early Life and Education
  3. Career
  4. Honors and Memberships
  5. Personal Life

Biography of Nodar Kipshidze

Nodar Nikolaevich Kipshidze, born on October 12, 1923, in Tbilisi, is a renowned cardiologist and academician. He is a laureate of the State Prizes of the USSR and Georgia, an academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (RAMS), and an academician of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia.

Early Life and Education

Nodar Kipshidze was born to Nikolay Andreevich Kipshidze (1888-1954), an academician of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia and a professor who headed the Department of Therapy, and Darya Vasilievna Gabashvili-Kipshidze (1898-1970). He completed his education at the Tbilisi State Medical Institute in 1946.


After completing his residency and defending his dissertation for the degree of candidate of medical sciences, Kipshidze worked at the Tbilisi Institute for Medical Professionals as an associate professor of therapy. From 1954 to 1957, he pursued his doctorate at the Moscow Institute of Therapy of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR, where he defended his doctoral dissertation.

From September 1957 to 1960, Kipshidze was assigned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR to the United Nations in New York. Upon returning to Tbilisi, he founded the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Therapy of the Ministry of Health of the Georgian SSR in 1961, where he has been the director to this day.

Kipshidze has made significant contributions to the field of cardiology. His early research focused on studying prolonged septic endocarditis and its clinical characteristics and diagnosis. He later conducted clinical and experimental studies on the formation of atherosclerosis and the development of myocardial infarction. He formulated the hypothesis of viral myocarditis transforming into dilated cardiomyopathy. He has also conducted extensive studies on the epidemiology of ischemic heart disease and lipid-lowering therapy, as well as the treatment of severe forms of coronary and cerebral artery atherosclerosis. His recent research involves the study of angiogenesis and collateral blood circulation in individuals with severe coronary artery and lower limb artery atherosclerosis.

Kipshidze is the author of over 530 scientific papers, including 20 monographs. Some of his most important works include "Mitral Valve Prolapse" (1986), "Atlas of Echocardiography" (1988), "Treatment of Ischemic Heart Disease with Helium-Neon Laser" (1989), and "Cardiomyopathy" (1990). Under his guidance, 124 dissertations for the degree of candidate of medical sciences and 42 doctoral dissertations have been completed.

Honors and Memberships

Kipshidze has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career. He is a laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1989) for the development of a method for the treatment of ischemic heart disease using helium-neon laser beams, the State Prize of the Georgian SSR (1981) for the implementation of advanced diagnostic and treatment methods for acute myocardial infarction in Tbilisi, and the A.L. Myasnikov Prize for the monograph "Mitral Valve Prolapse" (1980). He has been awarded two Orders of the Red Banner of Labor (1966, 1971), the Order of Friendship of Peoples (1983), the Order of Honor of Georgia (1998), and the "Golden Medal" of Academician E.I. Chazov (2003). In 2003, he was granted the honorary citizenship of Tbilisi.

Kipshidze is an honorary member of various national and international medical societies, including the Georgian Academy of Sciences (1996), the American College of Physicians (1995), the American College of Cardiology (1995), the Washington Academy of Sciences (1997), and the New York Academy of Sciences (1994). He is also a member of the Biographical International Center (England, 2000) and serves as the chairman of the Specialized Council for the defense of doctoral and candidate dissertations in the field of internal medicine (1986). He holds leadership positions in several medical societies in Georgia and is actively involved in international medical initiatives.

Personal Life

In addition to his medical career, Kipshidze also has a special musical education in piano. He enjoys classical music and hunting. Nodar Kipshidze resides and works in Tbilisi.