In 1972 he graduated from the Therapeutic and Preventive Faculty of the D.I.Ulyanov Institute. Doctor of Medicine (1988); Professor (1991); member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (2005), member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2014).
He worked as a teaching assistant in the trauma surgery and orthopaedics department, headed the dean’s office of the department of general medicine.
In 1984 he was elected Secretary of the Party Committee of the Institute.
From 1985 to 1989 he worked as an Associate Professor of the Chair of Trauma Surgery, Orthopaedics and Extreme Surgery.
From 1989 to 2003 he held the position of a Professor of the same chair.
From 1989 to 1998 he was Provost for Academic Affairs of the Institute.
In June 1998 he was unanimously elected to the position of President.
Since 2003 he has been holding the office of the Head of the Department for Trauma Surgery, Orthopaedics and Extreme Surgery.
Author of 774 scientific works. He has trained 23 doctors of science and 47 candidates of science.