Alexander N. Konovalov: Neurosurgeon, leader, mentor

Laurence Davidson, Charles Y. Liu, Vladimir Zelman

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ALEXANDER N. KONOVALOV, M.D., Ph.D., has been the director of the esteemed Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute for 32 years and is the foremost figure in Russian neurosurgery. He brought neurosurgery in the former Soviet Union onto the world stage despite the isolationist policies of its former totalitarian regime. After the fall of the Soviet Union, he maintained the unity of the Eastern European neurosurgeons. We present the activity and achievements of Alexander N. Konovalov.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-253
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Alexander N. Konovalov
  • Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute
  • History of neurosurgery
  • Russia


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