What do you like most about what you do?
In my work I love and like everything, every little thing. A different “I” is unimaginable to me. Each new case is a new challenge, a new victory.
In your practice, what are you most proud of?
I would say it differently. For me, all good job well done is a victory and happiness. I love and don’t regret every single minute of what I dedicate to this work. The most precious thing is trust and love from the people who trust me with their own health and life.
Why did you choose to work in the field of reproductive medicine?
Endocrinology is the whole biochemistry, where thousands of rings are connected by the finest mechanism. The fall of one such ring turns the whole process upside down. Imagine a very interesting picture made up of the smallest puzzles, you are the magician of this picture, an endocrinologist, so you put together and create the whole. This is general endocrinology that allows me to show diversity in the history of my patients and I am not limited to one particular area. As for reproductive health, what should be a greater happiness than creating a new life?!. Solving problems related to infertility is even more motivating.
What do you consider your special areas of interest in reproductive medicine?
Endocrinology is developing step by step, with reproductive medicine. Each new information is very interesting and helps us, endocrinologists, together with our colleagues, to calmly manage the entire period of pregnancy and, consequently, to give birth to a new, healthy life.
However, I would say that I am no less interested in the current news in the field of diabetology or even new data on thyroid cancer.
What is your approach to medicine?
Every correctly managed disease, every complication averted, every new life is a victory that makes me very happy.
Share something unique that most people don’t know about you.
Every doctor has his own “spot” in his field, a disease that he loves to manage. For me, diabetes mellitus is like this, especially diabetes and diabetic hepatopathy, diabetic neuropathy. This part of my profession gives me special pleasure. I never thought about working in reproduction. Having returned to Georgia, I soon decided to go back on Kyiv due to the lack of hospital conditions in our country. A friend of mine, he is a gynecologist, he also got his education abroad and understood well what I was missing, during one of the consultations he stole so quietly: Don’t you want to see changes on the cervix the development of autoimmune thyroiditis?. Of course, I was interested, and I followed him to the operating ward. From here began a new interest, followed by more interesting puzzles, the challenge of infertility, and related endocrine changes. I became committed and it is very interesting, especially when they come with children in their arms I feel the wings growing out of my backs. That’s how I stayed in my homeland to this day.
What do you do for fun in your spare time? What are your hobbies?
Unfortunately, due to my profession, I have very little spare time, but it mostly devoted to friends. I love reading, knitting, creating jewelry.
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Medicine.
P. L. Shchupik National Medical Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine.
2007-2010 – V.P. Komisarenko Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kyiv, Ukraine. Department of Diabetology and Clinical Pharmacology.
Based on your experience, what can you recommend to new couples/future patients?
To take care of the most precious thing, of their health. A timely visit to the doctor will help to avoid many problems.