Few words about David
Member of European Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmnology (EABIP). First in Georgia to implement airway stenting, laser resection, valvular bronchoblocation. Successful cases are growing rapidly during the recent years.
My Short Bio
I studied at the Tbilisi Medical University. After graduation, I was directed to a great place – Abastumani, a place with an observatory and the cleanest air. It was a place where patients with pulmonary tuberculosis were receiving treatment. After 2 years working there, my sphere of interest became pulmonary medicine.
In 1987, I started my first job as a pulmonologist in diagnostic department of Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases in Tbilisi. There I’ve been interested in novel diagnostic method, called bronchoscopy.
Milestone in my career was case of middle aged female patient. She suffered with haemoptysis, chest pain, weight loss. Radiologically she was diagnosed with lung cancer. During the diagnostic bronchoscopy I discovered a plastic denture in the bronchial lumen and removed it.
I never forget her happy eyes. I realized the power of bronchoscopy and decided to perfect this method. In 1990, I went to Central Research Institute of Tuberculosis RAMS (CTRI) in Moscow to study this method.
Fiberbronchoscopy was not enough for me and in 1991 I went to the Roentgen-Radiology Research Institute in Moscow to study rigid bronchoscopy and transthoracic needle biopsy (TNB). At that time bronchoscopy and TBN were highly modern diagnostic methods.
Since 2011 I am a member of European Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmnology (EABIP). I was the first in Georgia to implement airway stenting, laser resection, valvular bronchoblocation. Successful cases are growing rapidly during the recent years.
Education and Experince
|1978-1984||Studying in Tbilisi State Medical University, Medical Faculty.|
|1984-1985||Tbilisi State Medical Institute-Clinical residency.Therapeutic Departament.|
|1985-1987||Physician in Abastumani pulmonary care unit.|
|1987-1990||Diagnostic department of Research institute of Tuberculosis and lung diseases.|
|1990-1991||Central Research Institute of Tuberculosis RAMS (CTRI), qualification in endoscopy and bronchology.|
|1991-1992||Roentgen-Radiology Research Institute in Moscow, qualification in rigid bronchoscopy and Transthoracic needle biopsy (TNB).|
|1992-2009||Head of Hospital Department at the AS of Tbilisi Phthisio-Pulmonologian Centre.|
|2009-present||Bronchologist of Diagnostic Department at the National Center for TB and lung diseases.|
|2010-present||Pulmonologist-consultant at the MediClub Georgia.|
|2011-present||Interventional Pulmonologist at the Aversi Clinic.|
|1990 Oct||1st National Congress of Lung Diseases, Kiev, Ukraine.|
|2007 May||1st International Congress of the Georgian Respiratory Association, Batumi, Georgia.|
|2010 Jun||2nd International Congress of the Georgian Respiratory Association, Batumi, Georgia.|
|2011 Mar||1st European Congress for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, Marseille, France.|
|2011 Sep||Investigator’s conference, Madrid, Spain.|
|2012 May||1st Congress of Georgian Endoscopy Association.|
|2012 Oct||Investigator’s conference, Prague, Czech Republic.|
|2013 Mar||Summit local Investigators workshop, Tbilisi, Georgia.|
|2013 Apr||2nd European Congress for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, Izmir, Turkey.|
|2013 Jun||3rd International Congress of the Georgian Respiratory Association, Batumi, Georgia.|
|2013 Nov||Seminar “Chronic respiratory diseases” Tbilisi, Georgia.|
|2014 Jun||4th International Congress of the Georgian Respiratory Association, Batumi, Georgia.|
|2014 Jul||Investigator’s conference, Istambul, Turkey.|
|2015 Mar||Scientific Conference “Modern problems of tuberculosis”, Tbilisi, Georgia.|
|2015 Nov||3rd European Congress for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, Barcelona, Spain.|
|2016 Feb||X Multiprofile Medical Conference, International Standarts of Clinical Medicine, Bakuriani, Georgia.|
|2016 Feb||Investigator’s conference, Budapest, Hungary.|
|2016 Mar||Investigator’s conference, Frankfurt, Germany.|
|2016 Jun||5th International Congress of the Georgian Respiratory Association, Batumi, Georgia.|
|Member of Georgean Respiratory Association.|
|Member of European Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology.|
|Member of Georgian Endoscopy Association.|
|2010-2013||III phase COPD clinical trial, Investigator|
|2012-2015||III phase COPD clinical trial, Investigator|
|2014-2015||III phase Pneumonia clinical trial, Investigator|
|2014-2016||III phase Bronchiectasis clinical trial, Investigator|
|2016-present||III phase Adenocarcinoma clinical trial, Investigator.|
|2016-present||III phase Pneumonia clinical trial, Principal Investigator|
|1990||1st National Congress of Lung Diseases, Kiev, Ukraine.||1. Application of various types of lasers at treatment nonspecific and specific lung diseases.|
|2010||Georgian Respiratory Journal, Vol. 6 Suppliment 1, , Tbilisi, Georgia.||2. The role of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) with application of Cytospine-prep in diagnostics of diffuse parenchymal lung disease (DPLD).
3. Advanced methods and tools of bronchoscopy.
|2011||International Journal on Immunorehabilitation, Vol. 13 No 1, Paris, France.||4. Tuberculosis: the case report.|
|2011||32nd Annual Congress of the European Society of Mycobacteriology, Lubeck, Germany.||5. Evaluation of Genotype®MTBDRplus assay for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.|
|2011||GeoMedNews, ISSN 1512-0112, Tbilisi-New York.||6. Stenting of the left main bronchus (LMB) in cicatrical post-TB bronchial stenosis.|
|2011||TSMU Collection of Scientific Works XLV, Tbilisi, Georgia.||7. Effectiveness of BALF cytology using Cytospin-Prep method for evaluation of Parenchymal Lung Disease.|
|2012||Georgian Respiratory Journal, Vol. 8, No 1, Tbilisi, Georgia.||8. Scale-up outpatient care of MDR-TB in Georgia;
9. Evaluation of GenotypeMTBDRplus assay for detection of MTB complex in BALF in patients with pulmonary TB.
|2012||Georgian Respiratory Journal, Vol. 8, No 2, Tbilisi, Georgia.||10. The use of advanced bronchoscopic methods in Georgia;
11. Pott’s disease;
12. Eye tuberculosis.
|2013||Solunum. The Journal of Turkish Respiratory Society, Vol. 15 Suppliment 1, ISSN-1302, EISSN 2147-3676, Istanbul, Turkey.||13. Detection of MTB in TB Patients BAL Fluid by using Genotype MTBDRplus assay|
|2015||Current Problems in Tuberculosis. Conference Materials||14. The role of interventional bronchoscopy in the management of pulmonary tuberculosis.
2015 3rd European Congress for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, Barcelona, Spain.
15. VP-38 The role of interventional bronchoscopy in the management of pulmonary
|2016||X Multiprofile Medical Conference, International Standarts of Clinical Medicine, Tbilisi, Georgia.||16. Bronchoscopy-past, present and future.|
|2016||Georgian Respiratory Journal, Tbilisi, Georgia.||17. The role of bronchoscopy in the management of pulmonary diseases.|
|10-12/03/2011||EABIP membership certificate|
|27-30/04/2013||2nd ECBIP (1)|
|27-30/04/2013||2nd ECBIP (2)|
|06/12/2016||EDC for CRC|
|07/12/2016||EDC for SU|
My Mission Is to Provide a Professional Help to People with Pulmonary Problems.
Why You Should Visit Me
Long term experience in field of respiratory medicine. 25 years of experience in bronchoscopy and interventional pulmonology in addition of 10 years of experience in clinical trials as subinvestigator and principal investigator.
Professional & Friendly Staff
I realise that doctor visits can be stressful that’s why I pay close attention to maintaining highest level of professionalism amongst my staff members and friendly, stress-free approach.
Close ties with top professionals in the advanced clinics world wide. Which gives a possibility of consultation and, if needed, sending patients directly there.
Same Day Appointments
You can get in touch with me and get a same day appointment. Same day appointments are possible in case of emergencies or if the schedule is free.
Only specialist in Georgia with experience in advanced bronchoscopic methods such an endobronchial biopsy, airway stenting, laser resection, valvular bronchoblocation.
In the NCTLD there is a large flow of outpatients and hospital admissions with pulmonary diseases and for this reason the best infrastructure, high quality equipment and most experienced professionals.