A brief history

057 AbabiiThe department of Otorhinolaryngology was founded on September 14, 1945. ||Professor V. Chekurin was appointed the head of the department.

In August 1951 Professor M. Mihaloitz became the head of the department. Since October 1953 the department was headed by Professor V. Gladkov. In 1960 professor D. Bytchenco was charged with the direction of the department. In 1975 Professor I. Antohi was appointed the head of the department and he held the position until  1987.

During the three-year period (1987-1990) the department was headed by Professor V. Romanov and later by Professor V. Popa (1990-1993).

Since September 1993 and up to the present momentI. Ababii, Professor, Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the RM, is the head of the department.

In February 1969 the second ENT department was founded in the University with the objective to train students of Pediatrics and Dentistry faculties and for the course of continuing training of doctors. Professor M. Zagarskih was appointed the head of the department.

In 1973 this department was combined with the ENT department of the faculty of General Medicine and it resumed its activity when professor I. Ababii became the head of the department in 1988.

Over the years Professor M. Sandul worked in the department of ENT. He made a special contribution to the development of the department and trained several generations of specialists.

In 1965 the course of continuing training of ENT doctors was organized. Professor M. Zagarschih was the first chief of the course.

In the period 1972-1981 Associate Professor I. Cleitman was the chief of the ENT course, then professor A. Brofman was appointed to hold this position.

In the course of a year (September 1989-August 1990) professor V. Popa was in charge of the course. Since 1997 and up to the present moment professor A. Sandul is at the head of the course.

Scientific achievements of the ENT department are reflected in 10 monographs and approximately 600 articles published in symposia, national and foreign journals.

The employees of the department collaborate with colleagues from USA, France, Germany, Denmark, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and Poland.

Professor M.Maniuc is the Chairman of Expert Commission on ENT of the Ministry of Health of the RM and member of the Certification Commission of ENT doctors.

Professor A. Sandul is the Chairman of the Certification Commission of ENT doctors of the RM.