I graduated with honours from my first medical university in Russia in 1972. Then for three years I was deepening my knowledge of the human body by working as an anatomical pathologist.
In 1977 I finished the post-graduate course in maxillofacial surgery (plastic surgery) and started my career as a plastic surgeon by joining the Moscow Institute for Beauty.
From 1992 to 1995 I headed the plastic and laser clinic "Rimex" in Moscow. During that period, I continued my medical education as a correspondence student of the University of Cagliari (Italy) which I graduated with honors in 1995.
In 1996 I passed the State examinations in Italy and became a member of the Italian Order of Surgeons (Ordine dei medici-chirurchi).
Since that time, I have been a free-lance plastic surgeon and my practice is mostly in Italy. I also continue to practice in various Russian clinics too, performing most types of plastic surgery operations. All in all, I've performed more than 20,000 operations. At present, my patients live all over the world.