Born November 1, 1960 in Moscow.
1983: Graduated from the 2nd Moscow State Medical Institute.
1985: Completed a Postgraduate Clinical Residency Programme and an Advanced Postgraduate Programme specialising in neuropathology.
PhD (Medicine), Professor.
1988-1997: Senior laboratory technician, assistant, assistant professor at the Neuropathology Department of the Russian State Medical University.
1997-2005: Head of the Fundamental and Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery Department of the Russian State Medical University.
2004: Elected Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.
2005-2008: Director of the Russian Stroke Research Institute.
2008-2012: Deputy Minister of Healthcare and Social Development.
May 21, 2012: Appointed Minister of Healthcare by a Presidential Executive Order.