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Personalities

Rostislav S. Karpov

Rostislav S. Karpov

Rostislav S. Karpov, Ph.D., Professor, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Scientific Supervisor of Tomsk NRMC, Scientific Supervisor of Cardiology Research Institute of Tomsk NRMC, Head of the Internal Medicine Department at the Siberian State Medical University of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation.

Contact details

e-mail: karpov@cardio-tomsk.ru; tvk@cardio-tomsk.ru
tel.: +7 (3822) 55-34-49
fax: +7 (3822) 55-50-57

Brief Biography

Rostislav S. Karpov was born in Tomsk. In 1960, he graduated with honors from the Faculty of General Medicine of the Tomsk Medical Institute. Under supervision of Professor Dmitry D. Yablokov who was a Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Rostislav S. Karpov worked his way from a resident physician to a head of the department (1979). He was an originator and the first dean of the Continuous Medical Education Faculty in the Tomsk Medical Institute. In 1966, he defended doctoral thesis titled “Comparative diagnostic value of some immunological and biochemical tests in identifying the rheumatic process activity in patients with valvular heart diseases” for an academic degree of Candidate of Medical Sciences. In 1974, he defended doctoral thesis titled “Clinical and immunological characteristics of recurrent rheumatism in adults” for an academic degree of Candidate of Medical Sciences. In 1980, Rostislav S. Karpov was assigned a Deputy Director for Research for the Siberian Branch of the All-Union Cardiology Research Center of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR. From that time through all the following years, he has held a position of a Head of the Department of Atherosclerosis and Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease. In 1978, he was awarded an academic title of a Full Professor at the Internal Medicine Department. In 1980, he was elected as a Corresponding Member and, in 1982, as a Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR (later on the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and the Russian Academy of Sciences). From 1986 to June 30, 2015, he was a Director of Cardiology Research Institute and a Chairman of the Presidium of the Tomsk Science Center. From July, 2016, Rostislav S. Karpov has been a Scientific Supervisor of Cardiology Research Institute and the entire Tomsk NRMC. 

Research Interests

Rostislav S. Karpov is an author of over 900 scientific works including 415 national and international articles, 28 monographs, and 10 chapters in monographs including two chapters in “Guidelines for Internal Diseases” addressing fundamental issues of clinical medicine. He holds 43 patents and certificates of inventions. Under supervision of Rostislav S. Karpov, 42 dissertations for a degree of Doctor of Sciences and 81 dissertations for a degree of Candidate of Sciences (equivalent of Ph.D.) have been defended.

Primary research interests of Rostislav S. Karpov comprise the development of the methods for prevention, early diagnostics, and treatment of ischemic heart disease and arterial hypertension. Great attention is given to the problem of comorbidities (combination of ischemic heart disease, arterial hypertension, metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, and rheumatic arthritis) and the development and clinical implementation of cutting-edge ultrasound technologies in cardiology. Improvement of organizational forms of medical care in Siberia has been of high priority. Indeed, he initiated the first-beyond-Ural Cardiology Center, mobile system of delivering medical care for cardiac patients from sparsely populated areas based on motorship “Cardiologist”, Branch of Cardiology Research Institute in Tyumen (Tyumen Cardiology Center), Center of Children's Heart, Siberian Federal Arrhythmology Center, and information-and-education project titled “Healthy Heart”. 

Achievements, awards, and grants 

Rostislav S. Karpov is an author of over 900 scientific works including 415 national and international articles, 28 monographs, and 10 chapters in monographs including two chapters in “Guidelines for Internal Diseases” addressing fundamental issues of clinical medicine. He holds 43 patents and certificates of inventions. Under supervision of Rostislav S. Karpov, 42 dissertations for a degree of Doctor of Sciences and 81 dissertations for a degree of Candidate of Sciences (equivalent of Ph.D.) have been defended.

Primary research interests of Rostislav S. Karpov comprise the development of the methods for prevention, early diagnostics, and treatment of ischemic heart disease and arterial hypertension. Great attention is given to the problem of comorbidities (combination of ischemic heart disease, arterial hypertension, metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, and rheumatic arthritis) and the development and clinical implementation of cutting-edge ultrasound technologies in cardiology. Improvement of organizational forms of medical care in Siberia has been of high priority. Indeed, he initiated the first-beyond-Ural Cardiology Center, mobile system of delivering medical care for cardiac patients from sparsely populated areas based on motorship “Cardiologist”, Branch of Cardiology Research Institute in Tyumen (Tyumen Cardiology Center), Center of Children's Heart, Siberian Federal Arrhythmology Center, and information-and-education project titled “Healthy Heart”.