Candidate of Medical Sciences, associate professor, ophthalmologist of the highest qualification category
In 1998, Galina Sitnik graduated from Minsk State Medical Institute with a distinction on the specialty “General Medicine”.
From 2002 to 2004, she did clinical residency at the Department of Ophthalmology of BelMAPE.
From 2004 to 2007, Galina Sitnik did PhD course at the department of Ophthalmology of BelMAPE.
In 2008, she defended Candidate’s thesis.
In 2008, Galina Sitnik got the grant from the European Society of Cataractous and Refractive Surgeons for the work «The effectiveness of amniotic membrane transplantation in severe purulent corneal ulcers with perforations».
She did internship on vitreo-retinal surgery (Berlin, 2008), laser surgery (Berlin, 2008), phacoemulsification for cataracts (2008), keratoplasty and keratoprosthesis (Moscow, 2012).
In 2012, she got the academic title of associate professor.
She is an author and coauthor of 95 publications, 6 patents, 3 educational guides.
Annually, she participates at international scientific forums with oral and poster presentations. In 2016, Galina Sitnik got the Grant from the German Society of Ophthalmologists for the participation in the Congress “Clinical results of femtosecond laser-assisted refractive autokeratoplasty in advanced keratokonus”.
The main directions of her clinical work: femto laser corneal surgery, cataract surgery, glaucoma, therapeutic keratoplasty with the application of donor amniotic membrane, reconstructive operations on anterior segment of eye, reconstructive operations on the eyelids.
The main scientific interests are the following ones: application of femtosecond laser in corneal surgery, diagnostics and treatment of keratikonus, diagnostics and treatment of inflammatory diseases of anterior segment of eye, transplantation of cornea, treatment of the syndrome of limbal deficiency, application of stem cells in ophthalmology, treatment of keratoconjunctivitis sicca.