Yuri Stepanov

Editor in Chief -

Stepanov Yu.M., MD, professor, director of the SI “Institute of Gastroenterology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine”



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Address:  Slobozhanskiy  avenue. 96, Dnipro, 49074

 E-mail: gastrodnepr@i.ua


Stepanov Yu.M. was born on June 14, 1956, he graduated from the Azerbaijan Medical Institute in 1980. Since 1989, worked as a senior researcher at the Dnipropetrovsk Institute of Gastroenterology. From 1990 to 2011 - assistant, associate professor, head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Therapy of the Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy, and from July 2011 - works as the Director of the “Institute of Gastroenterology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine” and the Head of the Department of Liver and Pancreatic Diseases of the Institute on a general basis.

In 1986 he defended a candidate's degree, in 2002 - a doctoral dissertation on specialty 14.01.02 - internal diseases. In 2003 he was awarded the title of Professor of the Department of Gastroenterology and Therapy.

Scientific  and research work.

Professor Stepanov Yu.M. is a well-known scientist and director of the “Institute of Gastroenterology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine”, which is the leader in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology in Ukraine.

Professor Stepanov Yu.M. works in a field  of postgraduate education of doctors about 30 years, he is a head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Therapy of Postgraduate Education Faculty. Research work of Professor Stepanov Yu.M. is devoted to solving important clinical problems of internal medicine, development of approaches for forecasting peculiarities of clinical manifestations, prevention of  complications and improvement of  treatment efficiency in patients with diseases of internal organs. Professor Stepanov Yu.M. has made a significant contribution to the study of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, the results of which have been published in the leading international edition  “The Gut”.  Professor Stepanov Yu.M.  carry out an active work to optimize the use of monoclonal antibodies in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease in Ukraine. Professor Stepanov Yu.M. coordinates the study and adaptation in Ukraine of up-to-date clinical recommendations and protocols on treatment  and prevention of gastroenterological diseases from the perspective of evidence-based medicine.

Over the past 15 years, Yuri Mironovich has been a leading researcher in more than 20 international clinical trials organized by international companies Quintiles, PPD, PSI, Parexel and others in which the most advanced pharmacological treatments for ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, anemia, etc.

Yuriy Mironovich coordinates scientific collaboration with the implementation of target programs in gastroenterology with Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Reseach Inc., Cambridge.

He personally is a member of a large number of international organizations such as DDW, EASL, AASLD, OESO, ECCO, APASL, the International Commission for the awarding of prizes for the best scientific work in the gastroenterology and hepatology fields “Dr. Bares Award” and others.

Professor Stepanov Yu.M. Has an International GCP Certificate (Good Clinical Practical), and also has a status of International opinion-leader and speaker. He personally is an active participant of the major international forums on gastroenterology and hepatology and has considerable experience as a speaker at major international congresses. He also leads the Institute of gastroenterology in international forums, exhibitions, programs.

Currently Professor Stepanov Yu.M. actively cooperates with foreign partners from Spain, Germany, USA, Austria.


He is the author of about 500 scientific works, including 5 monographs, 8 manuals, 20 methodological recommendations, 20 patents, 26 informative letters, Scientific Supervisor of 9 Doctors of philosophy and 1 Doctor of medical sciences.


For the development of medical science and the organization of specialized gastroenterological assistance, achievements  in the study of the pathogenesis of the most common diseases of the digestive system, the development of qualitatively new approaches to their diagnosis, treatment and prevention, training of medical personnel, active inventive and public activities, he was awarded the Order of Merit III degree (2015), an Honorary Diploma of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for significant merits to the Ukrainian people (2016), the "Badge of Honor of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine" (2016 р.) and was awarded the Honorary title “Honored Doctor of Ukraine” (2009).

Professional and other membership.

Stepanov Y.M is a member of the European Commission for the best scientific work in the gastroenterology and hepatology fields “Dr. Bares Award”, the Chairman of the Association "Association for the Study and Treatment of Diseases of the Digestive System in Ukraine", the head of the Problem Commission "Gastroenterology" of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.