Borys Todurov is a cardiac surgeon who helps hearts keep beating.


Doctor of Medical Science


Director of the Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine

Honoured MD of Ukraine

Corresponding Member of National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine

Chief Scientist at the Department of Surgical and Minimally Invasive Treatment

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Cardiac Surgeon

Has 30 years of experience and has performed more than 13,000 cardiac surgeries

Performed the first heart transplantation in Ukraine and became the Deputy Director of the Department of Transplantology at A. A. Shalimov National Institute of Surgery and Transplantology of NAMS of Ukraine (Kyiv)

Performed the first Batista procedure, an alternative to heart transplantation, and a thoracoscopic procedure on a child with a congenital heart disease It allowed Ukraine to rank among the countries that perform heart transplantations

Performed the first surgery using an artificial blood circulation system in Ukraine

Defended his doctoral thesis on treatment for pulmonary embolism

Performed more than a hundred surgeries on patients with congenital and valvular heart diseases in Georgia and was therefore awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Batumi

Performed the first ultrasonic decalcification procedure on an aortic valve in Ukraine

Performed the first implantation of an artificial heart in Ukraine

For more than 20 years, Borys Todurov has been visiting countries to perform surgeries as part of humanitarian missions. He has operated on more than 25 children with congenital heart diseases in Egypt, Azerbaijan, and Kosovo. He cooperated with Iraqi doctors to create a joint project to save children.

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Director of the Heart Institute
As a doctor and innovator, Borys Todurov implements the latest medical technologies and methods for modern cardiac surgeries and works to improve cardiac surgeries in Ukraine.

Became the Director of the Heart Institute of Ministry of Health of Ukraine

Performed nine heart transplantation surgeries

For 15 years, heart transplantation was impossible in Ukraine. Borys Todurov has begun a new chapter of transplantology in Ukraine. He developed his own efficient method of pulmonary embolism treatment and surgical procedures as an alternative to heart transplantation.

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He does volunteer work and shares his experience with future surgeons.

Since 2014, when the war began in the Donbas, he has been an active volunteer in the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone. He has been visiting the war zone to provide humanitarian aid and supply Ukrainian soldiers with medicine and military uniforms. He has performed more than 250 cardiac surgeries on civilians in the war zone.

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A week before Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation, he came to a naval base in Feodosia, together with a surgeon and an anaesthetist, and brought ambulance dressing in case of hostilities.

He is the Head and the lecturer of the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Roentgen Endovascular, and Extracorporeal Technologies at the Shupyk National Healthcare University of Ukraine

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Борис Тодуров - Біографія 1

He has authored 500 scientific papers and has patented 21 utility models.
He has been an academic adviser for one Doctor and five Candidates of Medical Sciences.
In his research topics, he prioritizes methods of cardiovascular disease treatment for children and adults.

  • The President of All-Ukrainian Association of Cardiothoracic, Endovascular Surgery, and Transplantation.
  • The President of a non-governmental organization ‘All-Ukrainian Association of Specialists in Arrhythmology and Cardiac Electrophysiology’.
  • The Chief External Specialist of Heart and Major Vessel Surgery at Kyiv City Health Department.
  • A Member of the Council of Experts for Treatment Strategies of Cardiovascular Diseases.
  • A full member of Association of Cardiovascular Surgeons in Ukraine and European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.


‘For Saving Lives and Innovation in Medicine’ in the Person of the Year project of the Novoe Vremia magazine.

Nominated for Doctor of the Year of the 2011 Pride of Country prize in Ukraine.

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