120 years in medical education


The University, comprising 75 departments, with over 5 thousand Russian and foreign students, is proud to have a history of educating international students from the UK, the USA, Portugal, Argentina, Australia, Sweden, Greece, Israel, India, Jordan, Iran, Yemen, Cameroon, Cyprus, China, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestine, Syria, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, etc.

5490 students

1149 postgraduate students

450 listeners of training courses

728 foreign students

Since 1897 our University has trained over 60 thousand medical specialists. Nowadays many of our alumni have achieved leading positions at different medical and educational institutions and have become top medical experts recognized in Saint Petersburg and all over the country.


The University Teaching Hospital includes more than 100 departments, the Consultative and Diagnostic Center, the Maternity Home and the Blood Transfusion Department.

The University staff includes skilled professionals whose experience and qualification is recognized both in Russia and abroad. Among them there are 17 Academicians and Corresponding Members of Russian Academy of Sciences, more than 600 professors and MD/PhDs, Chief Specialists of St. Petersburg and the North-West Federal District Ministry of Healf Care.



Science and research

Research Areas:

  • Immunology
  • Invasive technologies
  • Innovative fundamental technologies in medicine
  • Cardiology and Angiology
  • Microbiology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Preventive environment
  • Psychiatry and addiction
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Reproductive health
  • Pharmacology
  • Endocrinology


Employees, taking part in scientific (research) activities - 1294.
Of which:
Researchers - 202
Teaching Staff - 1092

Number of defended theses of the main scientific and pedagogical staff of the educational institution in all scientific fields for the last year:  16 Ph.D. / 3 Doctoral.

Number of monographs, published by the scientific and pedagogical staff of the educational institution in all scientific fields for the last year:  30

The number of articles, published and accepted for publication in publications, recommended by State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles / Foreign cources (Scopus, Web of Sciences) for the publication of scientific works last year: 542/143

Number of patents, received for development last year:  13 Russian / 0 Foreign

Number of certificates of an intellectual property object’s registration, issued for development last year:  16 Russian / 0 foreign.



Publication activity of Pavlov First Saint-Petersburg State Medical University.

In total, Scopus database contains information about 3185 (29.11.17) documents, published by the staff of our University. In recent years the number of publications in the journals, indexed by Scopus, has been steadily increasing. In 2000 year there were only 40 such publications, in 2016 it was already 325. (Figure 1- number of publications in Scopus in 2000-2017 years).

The biggest amount of publications is devoted to medical and biological sciences (49.2% and 20.4% respectively). But there are publications from other fields of science (Figure 2-distribution of publications by field of science).

The number of publications, presented in the Core Collection Web of Science, is also growing (Figure 3- number of publications in the Web of Science  in 2000-2017 years).  In total, 1601 publications of our employees are presented in Core Collection Web of Science.

Also in recent years the number of publications’ quotation of our employees has been growing, which indicates the interest in our work from the scientific community (Figure 4 Dynamics of publications’ quotation in the Web of Science (Core Collection)). The H-index, according to the Web of Science, is 42, and the total number of quotations is 12691.