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The Chair of Pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology was founded in 2005.

The Chair provides undergraduate education in pediatrics and postgraduate training in pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology: residency, PhD and continuing education programs.

The Chair provides training in patient care at the National Medical Research Center of Child’s Health of Ministry of Health of Russian Federation.

Twelve members of the Chair have M.D. and PhD research degrees, four members have M.D. research degrees.

All members of the Chair are the members of professional association “Union of  Pediatricians of Russia” and develop Clinical guidelines in the most fields in Pediatrics.

The Head of the Chair, Professor E.I. Alexeeva is the dean of the Faculty of Pediatrics, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, chief pediatric rheumatologist of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation.

Professor of the Chair A.A. Baranov is the member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of the National Medical Research Center of Child’s Health, Chief pediatrician of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation.