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Alexander Vladimirovich Orlov


Alexander Vladimirovich Orlov, M.D. D.Sc. (Med.), physician of the highest qualification category, Distinguished Worker of Healthcare, pediatrician, head of the St. Petersburg Center of Cystic Fibrosis in Children, Chief Physician, Clinic of Infectious Pulmonology, SBHE St. Olga’s Children’s Clinical Hospital (St. Petersburg).

Dr. Alexander Orlov was born on July 19, 1953 in Leningrad. He attended the Leningrad Institute of Pediatric Medicine in 1970-1976. After graduating with honors, Dr. Orlov was admitted to clinical residency. During his residency (1976-1978) he specialized in bronchology. In 1978, after working for two months in the emergency room, was hired as a physician at Faculty Clinic No. 2 at LIPM. Dr. Orlov arranged the bronchological service at LIPM. In 1983, Dr. Alexander Orlov was transferred to the new hospital, Children’s Clinical Hospital No. 4, later renamed St. Olga’s Hospital, as physician in the clinic of Pulmonology, and has served as Chief Physician of Isolated Ward Clinic of Infectious Diseases No. 3, SBHE St. Olga’s Children’s Clinical Hospital in St. Petersburg since 1985.

A. V. Orlov helped organize the endoscopic service, the functional lung diagnostics service, and the inhalation therapy complex system in the hospital. He also founded the Center for Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis at the Clinic of Pulmonology.

He specializes in pulmonology, endoscopy, immunology, clinical pharmacology, nutriciology, microelementology, efferent therapy methods and diet therapy. He has authored more than 150 papers and holds three certificates of authorship. Dr. Orlov takes part in the majority of national conventions dedicated to diseases of respiratory organs. Over the past 10 years he made more than 90 presentations (reports) at various congresses and conferences.

Dr. Alexander Vladimirovich Orlov is a member of the Russian and European Societies of Respiratory Diseases.

Dr. A. V. Orlov authored and co-authored several instructional brochures:

  • Practice in modern inhalation therapy. Training of breathing muscles and removing the mucus – Instructional brochure approved by the academic and methodological council of FSBEE HPO Mechnikov Northwestern State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. Second edition, amended and expanded, St. Petersburg, 2018.
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Clinical Symptoms, Diagnostics, Treatment, Rehabilitation, Monitoring. Instructional brochure, Orlov, A. V., Simonova, I. I., Roslavtseva, E. A., Shadrin, D. I. – St. Petersburg 2016.
  • Practice in modern inhalation therapy. Instructional Brochure, Orlov A. V., Titova E. L., – St. Petersburg Mechnikov Northwestern State Medical University