Albert Sufianov, MD, DSc (Med)

Chief Physician and Medical Director, Federal Centre of Neurosurgery, Tyumen, Russia

Professor and Chairman, Chair of Neurosurgery, Institute of Professional Education, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Russia


Official address:   Federal State-Financed Institution “Federal Centre of Neurosurgery” of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (city of Tyumen), Russia, 625032, Tyumen, ul. 4 km Chervishevskogo trakta, 5.

Tel/Fax:     +7 (3452) 293-707



1983-1989 Irkutsk State Medical Institute, M.D., general medicine

1989-1991 Clinical residency in neurosurgery, Irkutsk State Medical Institute

1991-1994 Full-time postgraduate study in neurosurgery, Irkutsk State Medical Institute, PhD in Medicine (“Candidate of Science”)

1999          Postgraduate Medical Courses in Neurosurgery

2001          Defended the doctoral thesis and was conferred the degree of DSc in Medicine

Recently Attended Courses:

14-18 October 2013 Microsurgery of Aneurysms: Recent Advances – A Hands-On Cadaver Workshop. Course Director Ali F. Krisht. Saint Louis University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

7-10 March, 2014 Advanced Course in Microsurgery of Cerebral Aneurism Hands-On Cadaver Workshop with Live Surgery and Life-like Simulation. Course Director Ali F. Krisch. Arkansas Neuroscience Institute (ANI), Little Rock, AR, USA

3-5 April, 2014 Skull Base Approaches: Microscopic and Endoscopic – A Hands-On Cadaver Workshop. Course Director Ossama Al-Mefty. Saint Louis University, School of Medicine. St. Louis, MO, USA

14-17 August, 2014 Unlocking the Cavernous Sinus: Hands-On Cadaver Workshop with Live Surgery and Life-Like Simulation. Course Director Ali F. Krisht.

30 October – 1 November, 2014 Arkansas Neuroscience Institute (ANI), Little Rock, AR, USA 37th Advanced Skull Base Microanatomy Hands-On Dissection, Course Director T. Fukushima. Stryker Homer Laboratory, Mahwah City, New Jersey, USA

February 18-21, 2018 Barrow Live Surgery Course (Demonstrative course in operative microneurosurgery) (Phoenix, AZ, USA)


Professional Experience

09.1991-08.1994  Neurosurgeon of the surgical department, Irkutsk Children Clinical Hospital

01.1996-10.2005 Head of Neurosurgical Department, Irkutsk Children Clinical Hospital

10.2005-08.2009 Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Environmental Problems of Oncogenesis, State Institution Scientific Center of Medical Ecology of East-Siberian Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Medical Science (city of Irkutsk) (the Center has been renamed to Institution of Russian Academy of Medical Science Scientific Center of Health and Human Reproduction of Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Medical Science)

08.2009-04.2010 State Medical and Preventive Institution “Tyumen Regional Clinical Hospital”, Chief of Neurosurgical Service, Deputy Chief Physician

04.2010- present  Chief Physician and Medical Director, Federal State-Financed Institution “Federal Centre of Neurosurgery” of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (city of Tyumen)

09.2014–11. 2016  Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery with Courses in Neuroanesthesiology and Neurorehabilitation, Tyumen State Medical University, Tyumen, Russia

11.2016 – present  Chairman, Academic department of neurosurgery, First Moscow state medical university, Moscow, Russia

Honors and Awards

2001  The first prize of the European Academy for Multidisciplinary Neurotraumatology

2003  The Governor’s prize in science and technology for the work “New Approach to Treatment and Prevention of Hypertension Syndrome”

2011  Award of the contest “Social Esteem 2011” in category “Professional of the Year”

2012  Award in category “Healthcare” in the annual contest “Men of Distinction of Tyumen. Top 50”

2013  The Certificate of Merit of Tyumen Regional Duma

2016  Title “Honorary Citizen of Tyumen”

2016  Award “Outstanding Healthcare Worker of Russian Federation”

2016 Title “Honorary Citizen of Vikhorevka”

2018 Honored doctor of the Russian Federation

2018 Honorary Professor of First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University

Membership and Affiliations

Member of Editorial Board of journal “Neirokhirurgiya” (Neurosurgery)

Member of Editorial Board of journal “Russian Neurosurgical Journal, named after  A.L. Polenov”

Member of Editorial Board of journal “Brazilian Neurosurgery

Member of Editorial Board of journal “Epilepsy and Paroxysmal Conditions”

Member of Executive Board of the Association of Neurosurgeons of Russia

Member of Dissertation Board at Federal State-Financed Institution “Novosibirsk Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics” of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Novosibirsk)

Member of European Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Chief Council of Regional Public Organization “Association of Neurosurgeons of the Tyumen Region”

Member of ACNS Executive Committee

Active member of WANS

Member of the Neuroendoscopy Committee of the WFNS

Member of Editorial board of Pakistan Journal of Neurological Surgery

Reviewer of journal World Neurosurgery

Member of Dissertation Board of Ural State Medical University

International Events Organized at the venue of Federal Centre of Neurosurgery

October 3-4, 2013 1st ACNS Educational Course supervised by Prof. Yoko Kato, President of ACNS – Co-President, Co-Chairman of the Organizing Committee

October 3-4, 2014 4th ACNS Educational Course supervised by Prof. Yoko Kato, President of ACNS. Co-President – Co-Chairman of the Organizing Committee

July 15-18, 2015 Practical Anatomy of the Brain and Fiber Dissection Course – Co-director

October 8-12, 2015 Skull Base Surgery: “Microsurgical and Endoscopic Approaches” Educational Course with Hands-On Cadaver Workshops – Director

April 7-8, 2016 Important Issues of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Modern Techniques of Treatment for Craniosynostosis with hands-on in Endoscopic Surgical Treatment – Director

June 30 – July 1, 2016 Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy with hands-on Dissection Course” (in association with League against epilepsy) – Course Director

October 13-15, 2016 Skull Base Surgery and Surgery of Craniovertebral Junction – Co-director

February 16-17, 2017 Workshop in Microvascular Anastomosis – Co-director

March 2-3, 2017 Spinal Neurosurgery With Workshop In Surgical Approaches For Spinal Pathology – Co-director

March 13-14, 2017 Spinal Cord Stimulation For Pain Syndrome – Co-director

March 21-22, 2017 Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (Live Surgery) – Co-director

April 6-7, 2017 Important Issues Of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Modern Techniques Of Treatment For Craniosynostosis With Hands-On Workshop In Endoscopic Surgical Treatment – Course director

April 27-28, 2017 Endoscopic Techniques in Interlaminar Spinal Surgery – Course director

May 18-19, 2017 Vascular Neurosurgery With Workshop In Pathologies Of Brachiocephalic Arteries – Course director

June 1-2, 2017 Transpedicular Spine Fixation With Hands-On Course – Course director

June 28-30, 2017 Surgical Treatment Of Epilepsy With Hands-On Dissection Course – Course director

October 17, 2017 Practical drill course (pre-course for “Skull Base Surgery and Surgery of Craniovertebral Junction”) – Course director

October 18-20, 2017 Skull Base Surgery and Surgery of Craniovertebral Junction – Course director

November 9-10, 2017 Endoscopic Transnasal Approaches in Neurosurgery – Course director

December 1, 2017 Groundbreaking Technologies In Neurorehabilitation For Patients With Neurological And Neurosurgical Disorders – Course director

December 14-15, 2017 Facial Nerve Surgery with Hands-on Workshop in Temporal Bone Dissection – Course director

February 15-16, 2018 Microvascular anastomosis – Course director

March 1-2, 2018 Functional stabilization – upcoming trend of modern surgical treatment for degenerative spine disease – Course director

April 3-4, 2018 International students’ competition in neurosurgery for the prize of the Governor of the Tyumen region V.V. Yakushev – Course director

April 5-6, 2018 Important Issues of Pediatric Neurosurgery.Modern Treatment Techniques of spina bifida, Chiari malformation and cerebral palsy (with cadaver workshop) – Course director

April 26-27, 2018 Percutaneous endoscopic spinal technologies in neurosurgery (transforaminal surgery) – Course director

May 14-15, 2018 Groundbreaking technologies in neurorehabilitation for patients with neurological and neurosurgical disorders. Spasticity: diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation – Course director

Faculty Member in International Conferences and Courses

February 10-12, 2015 6th ACNS Educational Course (Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal)

May 16-19, 2015 7th ACNS Educational Course (Coventry, UK)

August 25-30, 2015 PNI-KKU Skull Base Workshop (Bangkok, Thailand)

September 8-12, 2015 WFNS – 15th Interim Meeting of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (Rome, Italy)

November 1-4, 2015 International Federation of Neuroendoscopy –   VII   World Congress of Neuroendoscopy (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

November 19-22,2015 28th Annual Conference Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons (Karachi, Pakistan)

November 20-22,2015 1st Dandy Quadrennial Meeting in conjunction with 5th Congress of the Guld Neurosurgical Society and 3d Emirates Society of Neurosurgical Surgeons Conference (Dubai, UAE)

March 8-12, 2016 The 11th ACNS 2016 in conjunction with the 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of Indonesian Society of Neurological Surgeons (Surabaya, Indonesia

May 15-18, 2016 EndoChicago (Chicago, USA)

May 26-28, 2016 12th Congress of the European Skull Base Society (Berlin, Germany)

June 14-17, 2016 World Skull Base 2016 (Osaka, Japan)

September 1-4, 2016 6th Biennial Meeting of the World Academy of Neurological Surgery (WANS) (Athens, Greece)

February 10-12, 2017 Minimally Invasive Skull Base Course (Karachi, Pakistan)

March 29-31, 2017 7th International Course on Basic Neurosurgical Approaches (Arezzo, Italy)

June 7-9, 2017 Microscopic and Endoscopic Approaches to the Skull Base IRCAD 2017 (Strasbourg, France)

August 17-19, 2017 World Academy of Neurological Surgery meeting (WANS) (Istanbul, Turkey)

August 20-25, 2017 16th World Congress of Neurosurgery (WFNS) (Istanbul, Turkey)

September 2, 2017 Annual Congress of the Korean Photodynamic Association (Seoul, South Korea)

September 20-22, 2017 Baltic SEA 2017 (Greifswald, Germany)

October 31 – November 3, 2017 8th World Congress of Neuroendoscopy (Cape-Town, South Africa)

March 1-3, 2018 3D Neuroanatomy. Brainstem intrinsic lesions and posterior fossa approaches (Alicante, Spain)

March 14-18, 2018 The 12th Conference of the Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (Dubai, UAE)

March 28 – April 1, 2018 7th SAARC – Neurosurgery Conference 2018 (Lahore, Pakistan)

Academic Career

Research supervisor for 8 successfully defended dissertations for academic degree of Candidate of Medical Science

At present a research supervisor for 7 dissertations for academic degree of Candidate of Medical Science and a research consultant for 2 dissertations for academic degree of Doctor of Medical Science

Author of more than 350 scientific works.

Publications in International Journals

Sufianov A., Sufianova G., Iakimov Iu. Neuroendoscopic procedures in achievement of shunt independence: outcome analysis of 28 patients with shunt malfunction. Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery. – 2008. Vol. 51. № 3. – Р. 158-164. DOI:10.1055/s-2008-1046760

Sufianov AA, Sufianova GZ, Iakimov IA.  Microsurgical study of the interpeduncular cistern and its communication with adjoining cisterns. Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Mar;25(3):301-8. doi: 10.1007/s00381-008-0746-x. Epub 2008 Dec 6.

Sufianov AA, Sufianova GZ, Iakimov IA. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in patients younger than 2 years: outcome analysis of 41 hydrocephalus cases. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Apr;5(4):392-401. doi: 10.3171/2009.11.PEDS09197.

Sufianov AA, Gaibov SS, Sufianov RA. Endoscopic monoportal removal of a choroid plexus papilloma in the posterior third ventricle in a child.J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Jul;16(1):107-11. doi: 10.3171/2014.12.PEDS14306. Epub 2015 Apr 24.

Ponomarenko DM, Klimova ID, Chapygina YA, Dvornichenko VV, Zhukova NV, Orlova RV, Manikhas GM, Zyryanov AV, Burkhanova LA, Badrtdinova II, Oshchepkov BN, Filippova EV, Orlov SV, Kolesnikov SI, Sufianov AA, Baum SR, Zaitzeva OY, Komissarov AB, Grudinin MP, Kiselev OI, Tsyb AF, Venanzi F, Shcherbinina V, Chursov A, Gabai VL, Shneider AM. Safety and efficacy of p62 DNA vaccine ELENAGEN in a first-in-human trial in patients with advanced solid tumors. Oncotarget. 2017 Mar 25. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.16574. [Epub ahead of print]

Sufianov AA, Kasper EM, Sufianov RA. An optimized technique of endoscopic third ventriculocisternostomy (ETV) for children with occlusive hydrocephalus. Neurosurg Rev. 2018 Jul;41(3):851-859

Kolosova NG, Kozhevnikova OS, Telegina DV, Fursova AZ, Stefanova NA, Muraleva NA, Venanzi F, Sherman MY, Kolesnikov SI, Sufianov AA, Gabai VL, Shneider AM. P62 /SQSTM1 coding plasmid prevents age related macular degeneration in a rat model. Aging (Albany NY). 2018 Aug 28;10(8):2136-2147

Fields of Interest

Minimally invasive neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgery


Skull BaseVascular neurosurgery

Spine neurosurgery

Functional neurosurgery