Dr. Boleslav L. Lichterman graduated (MD) from the S.M. Kirov State Medical Institute in Gorky (USSR) in 1982. He specialized in neurosurgery at Gorky Research Institute for Traumatology, Orthopedics, and the N.N.Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute. In 1988, he defended his Ph.D. dissertation on calculated outcome prediction after severe head injury and moved to Central Postgraduate Institute in Moscow where he was employed at the Chair of Pediatric Neurosurgery.
From 2001 to 2010, he was a researcher at Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. In 2010, he defended his habilitation dissertation on a history of neurosurgery at the A.P.Romodanov Institute of Neurosurgery in Kiev, Ukraine. Since 2013, he is employed full-time as a professor of medical humanities at the I.M.Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University.
He also works part-time as a science editor of national medical periodical “Meditsynskaya Gazeta” covering mainly clinical neurosciences. He has published many research papers, several chapters and two books on a history and ethics of neurosurgery, history of neurology, history of medical ethics, teaching medical history etc. Currently he is teaching bioethics to medical students and supervise several Ph.D. students in history of medicine. Prof. Lichterman is a Past President of International Society for the History of the Neurosciences.