Karaman Pagava

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia  6/V 1948
Married, has daughter and son
Since 1996  - Head of the Department of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine of Tbilisi State Medical University
Since 1991 - Head, Division of Clinical Trials, Institute of Medical Biotechnology of National Academy of Sciences of Georgia.
Since 2000 – Head, Laboratory of Children and Adolescents Physiology, Health and Development
Since 1999 - Chief Pediatrician of Georgia

Education, Scientific Degrees & Titles, Qualifications
MD - 1971, Tbilisi State Medical Institute, Faculty of General Medicine.
Internship in Pediatrics - 1971-1972, Tbilisi #1 Hospital
Candidate of Sciences (Ph.D. - first degree) - 1975, Tbilisi State Medical Institute. Doctor of Sciences (Ph.D. - second degree) -1990, Moscow Institute of Pediatrics, Academy of Medical Sciences of USSR. Professor - 1992, State Committee of Education of USSR

Qualifications in:
· Acupuncture - 1978, Moscow Central Institute of Medical Postgraduate Education
· Laser Therapy -1980, Moscow Central Institute of Reflex-therapy (Acupuncture)
· Pulmonology - 1994, Natters Hospital, Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria

· Pediatrics (for teachers of high medical schools) - 1987, Moscow # 2 Medical      · Management of ARI & DD - 1995, WHO's special courses in Tbilisi
· Pediatrics - 1996, University of Saarland, Homburg/Saar, Germany·  IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) – 2001, Special courses in Tbilisi under the umbrella of UNICEF and WHO

Georgian Pediatric Association (Vice-President)
Georgian Association on Adolescent Health (President)
Society for Science popularization in Georgia “Tsodna”

Awards & Honors · 1965 - Golden Medal, Ministry of Education of Georgia, for high academic achievements
· 1971 – Diploma with excellence (for high academic achievements), Tbilisi State Medical Institute
· 1981 - Honor Diploma, Tbilisi State Medical Institute                                          · 1996 - Award from DAAD (Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst), for qualification in Pediatrics in Germany
· 1997 - Award from the Ministry of Health of Georgia for scientific investigations
· 1998 - Certificate of The Best Lecturer of The Year, Tbilisi State Medical University
· 1998 - Order of Honor (of Georgia)
· 1999 - Award from the Tbilisi State Medical University for scientific investigations
· 2000 –Association for Pediatric Education in Europe (APEE) annual prize for scientific report
· 2000 – Award from the Parliament of Georgia for scientific investigations
· 2001 – Award from the Swiss Scientific foundation to visit Swiss scientific institutions                                                    · 2001 – Award from the Swiss Scientific foundation for scientific investigations

Approximately 100 scientific publications, including two monographs, mainly in Georgian and Russian
Author and compiler of the web site http://www.acnet.ge/geo_pediatrics/

Current fields of scientific interests
General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Social Pediatrics, Environmental health, Clinical Epidemiology, Pediatric education, Health education, Complementary medicine, Medical Informatics

Scientific Boards
· Member of editorial boards of several paper collections (Tbilisi State Medical University, Institute of Medical Biotechnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Georgia, Council of Young Medics of Georgia) – 1972- 2000
· Editor of the Abstract Book of the Conference “Soft Lasers in Pediatrics” - 1991
· Scientific Council for Conferment of Scientific Degrees in Pediatrics, member –since 1991, president –since 2001
· Member of Scientific Grants Selective Committee of the Ministry of Health of Georgia (Chair of pediatric branch) - 1996
· Member of editorial boards of scientific journals “Physical Medicine”-in Russian (1996-1997), “Georgian Pediatrician” (since 1997), ”Georgian Medical News” (since 1999)
· Member of Selective Committee of DAAD in Georgia - 1999, 2000

International Cooperation
· PRINTO (Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization) - National Coordinator (since 1998)
· EuTEACH (European Training in Effective Adolescent Care and Health) - Member of team (since 1999)
· WHO HQ / CAH – IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) pre-service training implementation (since 1999)