Surgery and General Medicine

Dr. Tengiz Chikvashvili, MD, Clinic Director

Dr. Chikvashvili graduated from Kuban Medical University, located in Kuban Russia in 1974.

From 1980 to 2004 Dr. Chikvashvili was a surgeon at the Tbilisi Railway Hospita, becoming head of General Surgery in 1995. From 1977 to 1980 Tengiz was a surgeon at the Central hospital located in Anapa, Russsia.

Since 2004 Dr. Tangiz has been director of Phage Therapy Center. He has utilized phage therapy during the majority of his career.

Dr. Chikvashvili is fulent in Georgian, Russian and English languages.

Prof. Zemphira Alavidze, PhD, Medical Microbiologist

Dr. Alavidze earned her bachelor degree in biology at Tbilisi State University located in Tbilisi, Georgia. She completed her PhD a Tbilisi State University in 1965. Dr. Zemphira's PhD thesis was "Study of properties of interaction of industrial strain of E.coli M17 and It's phage resistant mutants with homologious phages".

Dr. Tatia Dvalidze, PhD

In 2002 Dr. Dvalidze earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Tbilisi State University. In 2006, she earned her masters degree in biology at the Tbilisi State University and she completed her PhD in 2014.

Tatia came to Phage Therapy Center in 2022 in the position of medical microbiologist. From 2003 to 2022 she held the positions of Manager of Eliava Biopreparations, Lead Scientist and Microbiologist at the Eliava Institute of Bacteriophage, Microbiology and Virology. She has received numerous research grants and has published fifteen abstracts and scientific journals.

Dr. Dvalidze is fluent in Georgian, Russian and English languages.

Administration

Natalie Guliashvili, Patient Coordinator / Office Manager

Natalie is currently a student at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, studying to become a psychologist. She has previously attended and earned degrees at:

  • Ilia State University School of Arts, where she earned a bachelor degree in Arts and Sciences
  • College of German language in Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Wirtschaftsförderungsinstitut - Institute for Economic Promotion of the Austrian Economic Chambers in Austria

Natalie is fluent in Georgian, Russian, German and English languages.

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