Zurab Vadachkoria

Degree:  DMedSc, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Tbilisi State Medical University in collaboration with  Moscow University of  Medicine and Stomatology and Russian Center of  Treatment and Rehabilitation of Children with Congenital Maxilla-Facial Malformations  (Ekaterinburg) (under the supervision of Prof.V.Visarionov and Prof.T.Gabisonia),  1997
C.M.Sc. (Ph.D.) – Candidate of Medical Sciences, Moscow University of Medicine and Stomatology, Department of Children Maxilla-Facial Surgery  (under the supervision of Prof. Kolesov), 1983

Education: MD, Diploma, Tbilisi State Medical Institute, Faculty of Stomatology, 1974-1979
Additional Education and Trainings:
Postgraduate course (Residency) in maxilla-facial surgery; Moscow University of Medicine and Stomatology, Department of Children Maxilla-Facial Surgery, 1979-1982
Research  and Clinical Training:
• Moscow, Russian Federation, Moscow University of Medicine and Stomatology, Department of Children Maxilla-Facial Surgery, 1979 – 1982, 1983
• Moscow, Russian Federation, Central Scientific-Research Institute of Stomatology, Department of Children Maxilla-Facial Surgery, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1999
• Moscow, Russian Federation, Scientific-Research Institute of Laser Medicine, 1991
• Ekaterinburg, Russian Center of  Treatment and Rehabilitation of Children with Congenital Maxilla-Facial Malformations, 1994, 1995, 1996
• Kansas City, Missouri State, the USA, Children Hospital of Missouri State Kansas City University, Department of Children Stomatology and Maxilla-Facial Surgery, 1997

Clinical Training:
• Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Doctor Rober Schalter’s Private Dental Clinic, 1998, 2001
• Schmidtmuler, Bavaria, Germany, Dr. J. Eichenseer Private Dental Clinic (2005)
• Ferrara, Italy, Ferrara University Children Hospital, Department of Maxilla-Facial Surgery (2009)

Basic Fields of Research:
Children and Adolescent Stomatology, Children and Adolescent Surgical Stomatology,
Dental Diseases

Language skills:  English, Russian, Georgian (mother tongue)

Membership of professional bodies:
• The member of FDI-World Dental Federation
• The member of  European Dental Association
• The member of AMEE  and associated MEDINE-2 – working  groups on issues of Bologna     Process and Medical  Education

Professional experience: (in descending order):
• Tbilisi State Medical University,Rector 2009
• Tbilisi State medical University, Full Professor, Head of  Department of  Children and Adolescent Stomatology and Prophylactics of Stomatological  (Dental) Diseases; Head of Direction of  Children and Adolescent Surgical Stomatology (2009)
• Tbilisi State Medical University, Chairman of the Dissertation Board (2001-2007)
• Georgian Dental  Association, The First President (During this period Georgian Stomatological Association became a member of FDI-World Dental Federation and European Dental Association) (1997 – 2004)
• Tbilisi State Medical University, Vice-Rector for International Affairs; (During this period Tbilisi State Medical University made the contracts and the intends on mutual collaboration were declared with 17 Universities, Clinical Facilities and Educational Centers  of Europe, the USA, Africa and CIS countries) (1997-2004)

• Tbilisi State Medical University, Scientific (Academic) Secretary of Dissertation Board (1997-2000)
• Tbilisi State Medical University, Dean of the Faculty of Stomatology; During the period he was on this position 3 stomatological clinics were transferred to the possession of Tbilisi State Medical University (1991-1997)
• National Center of Dispanserization, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Children with Congenital Maxilla-Facial Malformations, The Head of the National Center (on a voluntary basis) (From 1994   up today)
• Tbilisi State Medical University Member of Dissertation Board, specialty - “Stomatology” (From 1994  up to day)
• Tbilisi State Medical University, Assistant, Associate Professor (1991)/Professor(1997)
• Head of the Department of Children Stomatology and Prevention of Stomatologic Diseases; 
• Full Professor, Head of Children and Adults’ Surgical Stomatology Direction of the Department of Children and Adults’  Stomatology and Prevention of Stomatologic Diseases, From 1982  - up today
• Tbilisi State Medical University, Deputy Dean for Science of the Faculty of Stomatology, 1985-1989
• Moscow University of Medicine and Stomatology, Department of Children Maxilla-Facial Surgery  (Moscow), a maxilla-facial surgeon,  1979 – 1982
• № 5 Children Clinical Hospital (Tbilisi) a maxilla-facial surgeon, 1983 – 1987
• Department of Maxilla-Facial Surgery of G.Zhvania Pediatric Clinic; National  Center of Dispanserization, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Children with Congenital Maxilla-Facial Malformations  (Tbilisi) a maxilla-facial surgeon From 1987 – up today

Publications: over 70 scientific publications. He is a co-author of a monograph and textbook. More than 20 International Congress, Conference and “work-shops” have been arranged under his supervision and participation;
Under the supervision of Prof. Zurab Vadachkoria two  theses of  Doctor’s- and five theses of Candidate’s Degree have been defended.