Chazov, Evgenii Ivanovich

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Chazov, Evgenii Ivanovich


Born Oct. 6, 1929, in the city of Gorky. Soviet doctor of internal medicine. Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1979) and Academician (1971) and member of the presidium (since 1972) of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR. Honored Scientist of the RSFSR (1974). Hero of Socialist Labor (1978). Member of the Communist Party of the USSR since 1962.

After graduation from the Kiev Medical Institute in 1953, Chazov worked at the First Moscow Medical Institute and the Institute of Internal Medicine of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR (directed by A. L. Miasnikov). He was appointed professor and director of the latter institute in 1965. Three years later Chazov became deputy minister of health of the USSR and head of the emergency cardiology division of the A. L. Miasnikov Institute of Cardiology. In 1976 he helped establish and became general director of the All-Union Cardiology Research Center of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR.

Chazov’s work has focused mainly on thrombosis, myocardial infarction, myocardial metabolism, and circulatory insufficiency. Since 1973, Chazov has been editor of the journal Terapevticheskii arkhiv, and since 1975 he has served as president of the All-Union Society of Cardiologists. Chazov is an honorary member of the American Heart Association, the Swedish Society of Medical Sciences, and the Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic. He was awarded the State Prize of the USSR in 1969 for developing new methods of treating myocardial infarction. Chazov was a delegate to the Twenty-fifth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He has also been a deputy to the Supreme Soviet of the USSR since 1974. Chazov has been awarded two Orders of Lenin and various medals.


Eksperimental’nye nekrozy miokarda. Moscow, 1963. (Coauthor.)
Trombozy i embolii v klinike vnutrennikh boleznei. Moscow-Warsaw, 1966.
Infarkt miokarda. Moscow, 1971. (Coauthor.)
Narusheniia ritma serdtsa. Moscow, 1972. (Jointly with V. M. Bogoliubov.)
Ocherki neotlozhnoi kardiologii. Moscow, 1972.
Epifiz: mesto i rol’ v sisteme neiroendokrinnoi reguliatsii. Moscow, 1974. (Jointly with V. A. Isachenkov.)
Antikoagulianty i fibrinoliticheskie sredstva. Moscow, 1977. (Jointly with K. M. Lakin.)
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