A brief history

The department of Neurology was founded in October 1945 by Professor Boris Sharapov, eminent representative of Neurological Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia. He led the department with little interruption until 1969. Professor B. Sharapov formed the basis of education, clinical and scientific activity, initiating a series of research devoted to clinical and pathological manifestations of brain and spinal trauma. His numerous disciples worked as senior specialists, led various neurological clinics (Professors P. Lecar in St. Petersburg, P. Areshev and A. Glaurov in Simferopol, I. Curaco in Odessa, A.Nacu and D. Gherman in Chisinau).

Prof.  B. Sharapov successor at the helm of the Department of Neurology becomes his pupil DiomidGherman in 1969, continuing the successful scientific research, teaching and medical activity. A great resonance has gained results of scientific research in stroke and spinal vascular disorders. Spinal pathology especially related to the medullary blood flow constituted for many years the topic of study of the department of neurology. Although the clinical and morphological approach had its limitations the subsequent emergence of neuroimagery methods (computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging) allowed updating this problem in a modern approach.

During the period 1998 – 2010 the department of Neurology is led by Professor Ion Moldovanu. Returning to the country in 1995 after 11 years of scientific activity in the clinic of neurology of the First Institute of Medicine I. Secenov in Moscow where he defended both theses under the renowned scholar, academician Alexander Vein and two years of scientific research in  Premontre ( France)  in the field of extrapyramidal pathology he launched several new scientific topics in Moldovan neurology. Thus, he initiated a series of systematic research on the issue of the autonomic nervous system pathology, chronic pain and extrapyramidal disorders.

Since 2010 the department is headed by Professor MihailGavriliuc, disciple of Academician D. Gherman. Both his theses were dedicated to the medullary vascular pathology. Currently M. Gavriliucand his disciples research is devoted to develop new links in the pathogenesis of cerebrovascular pathology studying the phenomenon of ischemic reconditioning, which could indicate new solutions in the treatment of cerebrovascular disease.

In the past 10 years at the department were defended two theses of habilitation doctor (V. Lisnic , O. Pascal) and 3 PhD theses in medicine (DorinaTiple , Lilia Cosciug, OleseaOdainic).