Nelly Filippovich was born in 1941 in Grodno. In 1958, she was admitted to Grodno State Medical Institute, which she graduated from in 1964. After the graduation, she started to work as a tuberculosis specialist in Grodno region, where she had been working until 1974. From 1974 to 1976, she worked as a radiologist at the Angiographic Center in Minsk Regional Hospital. From 1976 to 1979, she was a PhD student at the Department of Radiology of Belarusian State Institute for Advanced Medical Training. Since 1979, Nelly Filippovich has been working at the Department of Radiology of BelMAPE (from 1979 to 1998 – as an assistant; since 1998 until the present – as an associate professor).
In 1981, she defended Candidate’s thesis. In 1998, she got the academic title of году associate professor. She is an author of 86 scientific publications.