He was born in 1956 in the village of Syr Yaga, Arkhangelsk region, the Russian Federation.
Has higher education - in 1979 he graduated from the Kyiv Medical Institute with a degree in Pediatrics. Doctor of Medical Science, Professor.
1985 - 2003 - pediatric cardiac surgeon, head of department at the Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine.
2003 - was appointed Director of the State Institution “Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine”.
December 2010 - May 2011 - Minister of Health of Ukraine.
Honored Doctor of Ukraine.
Ukraine’s State Prize Laureate in Science and Technology.
Full Cavalier of the Orders of Merit.
March 4, 2020 - appointed as Minister of Health of Ukraine.