Nikolay Sklifosovsky

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Nikolay Vasilyevich Sklifosovsky
Nikolai Sklifosovskiy
Born(1836-03-25)March 25, 1836
DiedNovember 30, 1904(1904-11-30) (aged 68)
near Poltava
ResidenceRussian Empire
EducationDoctor of Science (1863)
Alma materImperial Moscow University (1859)
Known for
Scientific career
InstitutionsImperial Moscow University
ThesisAbout the bloody tumor

Nikolai Vasilyevich Sklifosovsky (Russian: Николáй Васильевич Склифосóвский; 6 April [O.S. 25 March] 1836 — 13 December [O.S. 30 November] 1904) was a Russian surgeon and physiologist of Moldavian origin (his grandfather's surname was Sclifos). He was born near the town of Dubasari, which is now in Transnistria. Sklifosovsky was a professor of medicine in Saint Petersburg and Kiev.

Professor of the Department of Surgical Clinic (1880-1893), Dean (1882-1888), Medical Faculty of the Imperial Moscow University.

The initiator and one of the founders of the «Clinical Town» at Devichye Pole.

The Moscow Institute of Emergency First Aid, often abbreviated as Sklif, bears his name since 1923.

In 2001, the Central Bank of Transnistria minted a silver coin honoring this native of today's Transnistria, as part of a series of memorable coins called The Outstanding People of Pridnestrovie.