Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences on the death of Russian Academy of Sciences academician Andrey Vorobyov and noted his great contribution to the development of medical science. The telegram was published on the Kremlin’s website on Tuesday, June 16.
“An outstanding scientist and a wonderful doctor, academician Vorobyov devoted himself to serving people, was infinitely devoted to his vocation, professional duty. Relentless research, mentoring, organizing activities, and a huge personal contribution to the development of medical science and national health care earned him the highest authority and respect,” the President is quoted as saying.
Andrey Vorobyov was a specialist in the field of fundamental and clinical problems of Oncohematology and radiation medicine, the founder of the Hematology research center, and the first Minister of health of the Russian Federation.
“Thanks to his extensive experience and high professionalism, important decisions were prepared, the implementation of which influenced the development of domestic healthcare in the 1990s, including the improvement of high-tech medical care, training and retention of highly qualified personnel,” the Ministry of health website reports.
In 1966, Andrey Vorobyov headed the clinical Department Of the Institute of Biophysics of the Ministry of health of the USSR. In 1968, he defended his dissertation on the tumor progression of leukemia, and in 1971, he became head of the Department of Hematology and intensive care of the Central Institute of advanced medicine (now-RMANPO).
From 1987 to 2011, he was the Director of the rams Hematology research center, which later became the NMIC of Hematology of the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation.
In addition to scientific work, he was engaged in teaching at the Russian medical Academy of postgraduate education, was the author of numerous monographs and textbooks, and represented Russian medicine abroad.