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Denis Butnaru

Denis Butnaru

Director
Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IRM)
Russia

Biography

Denis Viktorovich Butnaru was born on the 28th of June in 1978 in Bălți, Moldovian SSR. 1994 – 1996 – studied in Bălți medical college. 1996 – 2002 – studied General Medicine in Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Republic of Moldova. 2002 – 2004 – residentship at the Department of Urology of the I. M. Sechenov Moscow State Medical Academy. 2004 г. – 2008 г. – PhD studies at the Department of Urology of the I. M. Sechenov Moscow State Medical Academy. 2008 г. – PhD thesis defense (The effects of vitamins, antioxidants, and phytoestrogens on risk of the development of prostate cancer). Since 2010, D. V. Butnaru has been actively working on the issues of reconstructive urogenital surgery (ureteral strictures, in particular). 2011 – traineeship at The Center for Reconstructive Urethral Surgery in Arezzo, Italy, under supervision of its Head, Professor Guido Barbagli. 2011 – 2012 – Head of the Surgical Department at the Urological Clinic of the I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. 2012 – 2015 – In 2012, D. V. Butnaru became the Head of the Department of Reconstructive-Plastic Uronephrology at the Uronephrology Research Institute of the I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. 2012 г. – second traineeship at The Center for Reconstructive Urethral Surgery in Arezzo, Italy, under supervision of its Head, Professor Guido Barbagli. 2013 г. – traineeship at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, NC, USA, under supervision of its Director, Professor Anthony Atala. 2013 г. – D. V. Butnaru conducted the first tissue-engineered urethral substitution in patient with bulbar urethral stricture. 2014 г. – traineeship at the Center for Reconstructive Urogenital Surgery, Belgrad, Serbia under supervision of its Director, Professor Rados Djinovic. Since 2015 D. V. Butnaru is an Associate Professor of the Department of Urology at the I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. In June 2015 D. V. Butnaru was appointed as the Deputy Director of Research of the Uronephrology Research Institute. Since the 1st of Sep-tember in 2016 D. V. Butnaru works as the Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IRM). 2016 – second traineeship at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, NC, USA, under supervision of its Director, Professor Anthony Atala. 2016 г. – official visit to the University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom, for the purpose of establishing ties with leading specialists in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering and studying more about the organization of research and education at one of the world’s top univer-sities.

Research Interest

Regenerative Medicine, tissue engineering, Urology