Professor Dmitry Garbuzenko graduated from the Medical Faculty of Chelyabinsk State Medical Institute, Russia, in 1985. He was a clinical intern for the next two years, before undertaking a postgraduate course between 1987 and 1990 at the Hospital Surgery Department of Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy. In 1991, he defended his PhD thesis 'Influence of a small bowel resection on the clinical course of portal hypertension'.
He was an assistant in the Department of Hospital Surgery between 1991 and 1996, since when he has been an assistant, an Associate Professor (2003), and finally Professor (2006) of the Department of Faculty Surgery at South Ural State Medical University, Russia. In 2008, he defended his doctoral thesis (MD) titled 'The effect of the laser revascularization of the cirrhotic liver on portal hypertension'.
His practical activities are associated with emergency abdominal surgery, and he has extensive experience in experimental work on the problems of portal hypertension (modeling, treatment). The sphere of his research interests includes the clinical and pathological problems associated with liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension. He is a member of the Russian Society of Surgeons, the Russian Gastroenterological Association, the International Association of Surgeons-Hepatologists, and the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
Dmitry is the author of nearly 150 publications, three inventions, and two monographs. He is the editor of Portal Hypertension - Causes and Complications (InTech, 2012); Actual Problems of Emergency Abdominal Surgery (InTech, 2016) and co-author of the clinical guidelines Treatment of liver cirrhosis complications: Clinical guidelines of the Russian Scientific Liver Society and Russian Gastroenterological Association. In addition, he is an editorial board member of 14 journals, including the World Journal of Hepatology, and a peer-reviewer for five journals, including the World Journal of Gastroenterology and the European Medical Journal Hepatology.