Chief of Department of Pediatrics,
Medical Institute Sumy State University
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor,
Honored Doctor of Ukraine
Alexander Smiyan was born on October 31, 1957 in Truskavets, Lviv region, in the family of doctors.
In 1981 he graduated Ternopil State Medical Institute with honors. From 1981 to 1984 – he was as a clinical resident of the Department of Children's Diseases of Ternopil State Medical Institute. In 1984 he defended his Ph.D. thesis. In 1984-1994 he was an assistant, and later as an assistant professor of the Department of Children's Diseases of Zaporizhzhya State Medical Institute.
Since 1994 O. Smiyan works at Sumy State University (SSU): in 1994-1999 he was an associate professor of the Department of Children's Diseases, since 1999 - Professor, Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical Institute of SSU. In 1996 he defended his thesis for the degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences. From 2001 to 2005 he was the dean of the medical faculty of SSU.
Alexander Smiyan wrote about 600 scientific and methodological publications, among them: articles - 164, methodical recommendations - 66, manuals - 26, monographs - 8, textbooks - 1. He is an author of 16 patents for the invention.
Under the guidance of O.Smiyan it was defended 10 candidate dissertations, 30 masters. At present he is a scientific supervisor of 5 postgraduate students.
The chair works in such scientific areas: clinical and pathogenetic substantiation of the modified regimen for correction of changes in intestinal microbiocenosis in non-hospital pneumonia and bronchitis in children; dysbiotic aspects of immunomicroelemental disorders in young children with obstructive bronchitis and optimization of therapeutic measures; clinical and pathogenetic disorders of the formation of secondary cardiopathies in children with chronic tonsillitis; endogenous predictors of unfavorable rotavirus intestinal infections in children, ways and optimization of treatment; state of the immune response, microecology of the oral cavity and intestines in children with acute respiratory viral infections associated with chronic tonsillitis; clinical and immunological characteristics of the course of acute respiratory viral infections in children in conjunction with adenoidal vegetations; the study of the peculiarities of the vegetative-vascular dysfunctions in children - the descendants of the liquidators of the consequences of Chernobyl accident; resistance of microorganisms to antibiotics.
O. Smiyan is Honored Doctor of Ukraine, Head of the Pediatric Clinic, President of Sumy Pediatric Association, Board Member of the Sumy Regional Organozation of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine, Head of the Trade Union Bureau of the Medical Institute of Sumy State University, Editor-in-chief of “Eastern Ukrainian Medical Journal”, Board Member of Editorial college of magazines "Modern Pediatrics", "International Journal of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology", "Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology" and "Medicine".
He was awarded by the certificates of honor of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the regional health department.