Rector's Office

Prof. Dr Elmira Zilber

Vice-Rector for Research and International Cooperation

Phone: +7 4012- 59-55-95 (IP 7712) Fax: +7 4012 46-58-13


Born March 22, 1970 in Severomorsk, the Murmansk region.

In 1994, Dr Elmira Zilber graduated from Petrozavodsk State University, the Faculty of Medicine. In 1995, she got her first job as a physician in the Republican Hospital of Karelia, and was soon appointed head of the Baranov Centre for Respiratory Diseases there. Later on, she was promoted to the position of deputy head doctor.

In 2001, Elmira Zilber successfully defended her doctoral dissertation "Functional assessment of respiratory therapy based on three components of respiratory failure". In 2006, Dr Elmira Zilber defended her postdoctoral dissertation "Respiratory rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: clinical, physiological, medical and social consequences."

After defending her postdoctoral dissertation, Dr Elmira Zilber was elected second professor of the Department of Critical and Respiratory Medicine. 

From 2009 to 2010, she was head of the Department of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Karelia.

From 2010 to 2012, Dr Elmira Zilber worked as Vice-rector for Research and International relations of Petrozavodsk State University.

From October 2012 to September 2016, she worked as Deputy Director for Research of Saint-Petersburg Research Institute of Pulmonology.

In September 2016, Dr Elmira Zilber moved to Kaliningrad and was appointed Vice-rector for Research of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University.

Research interests: clinical physiology of respiration, respiratory medicine, pulmonology, and rehabilitation.

Elmira Zilber participated in international mobility programmes with the University of Oulu (1993, Finland), University Hospital of Tromsø (2000, 2002, 2006, Norway) and University Hospital of Los Angeles (2009, USA).

She authored more than 100 research works.

Dr Elmira Zilber is a member of the European Respiratory Society and Russian Respiratory Society, and a member of the editorial board of the "Health Alliance" journal.

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