Vladimir Oblast Tuberculosis Dispensary, Russia
Dr. Grigory Volchenkov is a specialist in TB infection and control at the regional level and is Head Doctor at Vladimir Oblast Tuberculosis Dispensary. He worked in Vladimir Cardiology Hospital as a cardiologist, intensive cardiology care specialist, and medical director in 1985–1999. Dr .Volchenkov is currently the head of the Vladimir Oblast Tuberculosis Dispensary and Director of Oblast TB Control Program. His implementation of the intensive TB infection control program, supported by the CDC and WHO TB control program in the Russian Federation, resulted in substantial reduction of occupational TB among healthcare workers.
Dr. Volchenkov is author of several posters and oral presentations for IUATLD World and European Conferences dedicated to TB case finding, DRS, MDR and XDR TB epidemiology, and TB infection control. He is the regional coordinator of the multicenter international PETTS study. Dr. Volchenkov has been invited by WHO, FILHA, KNCV, and other international organizations to lecture on TB infection Control in several regional centers of Russia. As a TB infection control consultant Dr. Volchenkov has conducted WHO technical assistance missions to Myanmar, Nepal, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and other countries.