Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor
Irina Abelskaya was born in 1965. After the graduation from Minsk State Medical Institute (Pediatrics Faculty) in 1988, she started her internship at the 3rd Pediatric Clinical Hospital of Minsk (1988-1989). In 1989 she started to work as a pediatrician at the 25th Pediatric Polyclinic of Minsk, where she had been working for 3 years. From 1992 to 1994 she worked as an endocrinologist at the City Endocrinology Dispensary. From 1994 to 2001 she continued her career working as a therapist at the Republican Hospital of the President of the Republic of Belarus. Since 2001 until the present she has been working as a chief physician of State Establishment «Republican Clinical Medical Center » of the President of the Republic of Belarus.
In 2004 she passed her PhD defense «X-ray diagnostics during medical rehabilitation of patients with cervical vertebral osteochondrosis» on the specialty 14.00.19 – X-ray diagnostics, X-ray therapy. In 2011 Irina Abelskaya passed her Doctoral thesis defense «Cervical osteochondrosis: X-ray visualization and technology of medical rehabilitation of patients» on the specialty 14.01.13 – X-ray diagnostics and X-ray therapy; 14.03.11 – restorative medicine, rehabilitation exercises and sports medicine, spa medicine and physiotherapy.
In 2001 she was awarded the highest qualification category in X-ray diagnostics and X-ray therapy, in 2003 she was awarded the highest qualification category in public health and healthcare management. In 2005 Irina Abelskaya was awarded the highest qualification therapy in therapy and in 2007 – in ultrasound diagnostics.
In 1997 Irina Abelskaya worked as an assistant at the Department of X-ray Diagnostics, from March, 2012 to April, 2014 – as an associate professor, at present – professor of the Department of X-ray Diagnostics.
She co-published 3 monographs, 2 guidance manuals and more than 100 printing works, 43 of them are scientific works in peer-reviewed journals, 26 scientific works are in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 32 – in the materials of meetings and conferences. She prepared 3 instructions for use, created 4 inventions for use and 5 rationalization proposals. Within the recent 3 years she published 1 educational guide and 25 scientific works, including 11 ones in peer-reviewed journals.
She prepared 3 Candidates of Medical Sciences.
In her scientific works, Irina Abelskaya was involved in the development of the latest technologies of ultrasound diagnostics. She revealed diagnostic efficiency of the means of X-ray visualization in respect to neurologic manifestations of cervical vertebral osteochondrosis and their importance during evaluation of degenerative-dystrophic changes. It has been proved that a complex X-ray examination of the cervical spine improves the quality of diagnostics, particularly, it can help to make a more accurate evaluation of degenerative and dystrophic changes and determine their significance at the stage of medical rehabilitation planning and during the medical rehabilitation itself, and also to predict neurological complications. Distribution of patients within clinical and rehabilitation groups makes it possible to apply an effective staging system of rehabilitation of patients and disabled ones with neurological manifestations of cervical vertebral osteochondrosis.
Annually, Irina Abelskaya gives scientific reports on the actual issues of X-ray diagnostics and medical rehabilitation at different republican and international conferences and meetings.