P. J. Kintraia
Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Georgia, Laureate of the State Prize.
Was born on December 8, 1933, in Tbilisi. In 1958 he graduated from the

Medical Faculty of Tbilisi State Medical Institute. In 1964 he defended the thesis for Candidate's Degree and in 1971 the thesis for Doctor's Degree. Since 1979 he has been the Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Tbilisi Medical Academy, Director of the Scientific Research Institute of Perinatal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chairman of the Certifying Commission in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the same time.

In 1983 Professor Kintraia was awarded the title of the Honored Scientist of the
Republic of Georgia.
In 1985 was awarded the State Prize of the Republic of Georgia for the creation and Introduction of the efficient organization of medical health for the patients with sepsis in Georgia.
In 1983 Professor Kintraia was elected
the Honored Member of the Scientific Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Hungary, in 1989 the Member of the European Association of Obstetricians, Gynecologists and Perinatologists and in 1998 the Member of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

In 1995 was elected the Member the Editorial Board of a number of International Journals.

Professor Kintraia is focused on the enlargement of diagnostic ability of electrophysiological methods.
At present his main topic of research is "Stress and Pregnancy". Psycho-emotional as well as socio-economic factors and their influence on pregnancy and fetal development are taken into consideration. Prematurity is also being studied.