Polenov Neurosurgical Institute


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Konstantin Samochernykh
Director of the Institute


Polenov Neurosurgical Institute is the oldest institution in Russia and the first scientific and practical neurosurgical institute in the world. It was opened in May 1926 on the initiative of professors Alexei Molotkov and Sergey Fedorov and has a long history of development. Polenov Neurosurgical Institute has been a branch of the Almazov National Medical Research Centre since 2014.

Major activities

Today, the major research focus of the Institute is the development and implementation in clinical practice of innovative methods for the diagnosis and treatment of neurosurgical diseases. The Institute is proud to have more than 80 researchers who pursue the traditions of the Petersburg school of neurosurgery and actively develop basic and applied research in neurosurgery.

Over the past 4 years, the specialists of the Institute have published 245 articles in Russian and international journals with a total impact factor of 148.135, 23 monographs, 53 study guides, received 28 patents, gave 98 international presentations and 363 presentations at various Russian conferences.

Major objectives

  • Pathoanatomical and pathophysiological developments associated with the fundamental issues in modern neurosurgery.
  • Improving the methods of diagnosing, preventing and treating the complications and consequences of acute central nervous system (CNS) injury in adults and children.
  • Studying the neurophysiological and pathogenetic mechanisms and improving the diagnostic system and functional neurosurgery for drug-resistant forms of focal, multifocal and generalized epilepsy in adults and children.


7th Annual Neurosurgery Meeting of the Northwestern Federal District

Neurologists of Polenov Neurosurgical Institute take part in the World Congress

Neurosurgeons at Almazov Centre remove a giant brain tumor in a pregnant woman

Scientists at Almazov Centre discover how to use the effects of non-invasive neuromodulation on blood pressure and cardiac conduction

Specialists of the Research Laboratory for Cerebrovascular and Spinal Vascular Surgery take part in a number of international conferences

Almazov Centre specialists take part in the XXIV World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2019)

Polenov Neurosurgical Institute holds a workshop on the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms

Specialists of Polenov Neurosurgical Institute sharing experience with colleagues from China

Specialists of Polenov Neurological Institute take part in the 21st Davidenkov Readings

Almazov Centre specialists take part in St. Petersburg Septic Forum 2019

Specialists of Polenov Neurosurgical Institute take part in the European Congress

Demonstration of a neuromodulation helmet at Polenov Neurosurgical Institute

Neurologists from Polenov Neurosurgical Institute take part in the 5th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology

Specialists from the Almazov Centre give a master class on endovascular neurosurgery in Mongolia

Neurosurgeons of the Almazov Centre take part in international events

Delegation from the Almazov Centre takes part in the 13th European Congress on Epileptology

Specialist from the Almazov Centre becomes an associate editor of the Child’s Nervous System journal

Neurosurgeons of the Almazov Centre took part in the I Congress of the Eurasian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery

Specialists of the Almazov Centre took part in the XXIII World Congress oа Neurology 2017

The Almazov Center took part in the Baltic Congress on Pediatric Neurology

Training and education

The Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology of the Medical Education Institute provides clinical residency and PhD programmes in neurology and neurosurgery as well as continuing professional education programmes.


Neuro-Oncology Research Laboratory

  • Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Group

Laboratory of Integrative Neurosurgical Technologies

Laboratory of Cerebrovascular and Spinal Vascular Surgery

Laboratory of Cerebrovascular Disease

Pediatric Neurosurgery Laboratory

Laboratory of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Laboratory of Neuroprotection and Neurometabolic Disorders

  • Study Group on Minimally Conscious State

Laboratory of Neurology and Neurorehabilitation

Laboratory of Physiological Research in Neurosurgery and Neurology

Laboratory of Epileptology

Laboratory of Nervous System Pathology

Laboratory of Neurobiology and Psychology

Research Department

Address: 12 Mayakovskogo street, St. Petersburg
Phone: +7 (812) 670-44-23 (help desk and consultation department)


Уведомляем вас, что в соответствии с Федеральным законом от 06.03.2006 № 35-ФЗ «О противодействии терроризму» в Центре Алмазова введен комплекс дополнительных мер по безопасности, направленный на предотвращение террористических актов. В целях обеспечения безопасности граждан и целостности объектов инфраструктуры при посещении Центра Алмазова проводится дополнительный личный осмотр, осмотр вещей и автотранспорта. Отказ от соблюдения мер по безопасности может послужить причиной недопуска на территорию Центра Алмазова. Просим с пониманием отнестись к введенным мерам по безопасности.

С уважением, Администрация Центра Алмазова