Professor Olena Mitchenko is the head of the Dyslipidemia Department of the State Institution NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CENTER «THE M.D. STRAZHESKO INSTITUTE OF CARDIOLOGY NATIONAL ACADEMY OFMEDICAL SCIENCES OF UKRAINE»since 2003 and national leader in clinical lipidology in Ukraine.
Prof. OlenaMitchenko has been a Co-chair of the Ukrainian Atherosclerosis Society and an active member of the Ukrainian Association of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology, the European and International Atherosclerosis Societies. Since 2014, she has been the Head of the Expert Diagnostic and Consultative Treatment Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Family Dyslipidemias and the Coordinator of the Ukrainian Registry of Patients with Family Hypercholesterolemia within the International Screen ProFH Project and The EAS-FH Studies Collaboration (FHSC) programs.
Prof. OlenaMitchenko is an active member of the specialized scientific councils of the State Institution NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CENTER «THE M.D. STRAZHESKO INSTITUTE OF CARDIOLOGY NATIONAL ACADEMY OFMEDICAL SCIENCES OF UKRAINE»and AMOSOV NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY. Member of the editorial board of the Ukrainian Cardiology Journal and International Endocrinology Journal. She is an active participant in the work of the European and National Congresses of Cardiology, is the Deputy Head of the Ukrainian Cardiology School. M.D. Strazhesko, takes an active part in organizing and conducting Lipid schools in different regions of Ukraine, scientific and practical conferences with international participation.
Under the guidance of Prof. O. Mitchenko completed a number of research works and defended 12 PhD theses, which examined a wide range of problems associated with the metabolic syndrome: it is both pharmacological and surgical (bariatric) correction of various degrees of obesity, it is also a problem of obesity against hypothyroidism and polycystic disease , it is obesity in women with premature and post-surgical menopause, it is both diabetes and obesity as a predictor of multifocal atherosclerosis in patients who have aorto-coronary artery bypass grafting for myocardial revascularization.
Under the guidance of prof. Mitchenko OI In 2009-2013, a large population study of 20 cardiovascular and cardiometabolic risk factors among the urban population of Ukraine was performed, the second stage of this study was performed in 2019. Awarded with Honorary Certificates of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine in 2004, 2009, 2011, 2014 for significant personal contribution to health care development and training of highly qualified personnel. Under the guidance of OI Mitchenko 12 PhD theses were defended. She is the scientific advisor of the dissertations for the title of Doctor of Medical Sciences, and the two PhD theses that are currently being implemented. Author of more than 460 scientific papers, 3 monographs, 9 methodical recommendations, 25 patents. The Scopus scientific metric database contains 18 works by the author, the total number of citations is 1496, the h-index is 9.In 2018, she received the Strazhesko Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for the monograph „Ischemic Heart Disease in Patients with Diabetes”, which became the result of many years of cooperation with the leading cardiovascular clinic of the AMOSOV NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERYand absorbed many years of experience with patients with coronary heart disease, diabetes mellitus on the background of metabolic syndrome.