Academician of RAS (2011) and RAMS (1994), member of the Presidium of RAMS (until 2013). Chief freelance specialist, cardiovascular surgeon of the Russian Ministry of Health. Director of the NMITs SSH them. A. N. Bakuleva of the Ministry of Health of Russia (1994-2019), President of the N.N. A. N. Bakuleva from November 25, 2019 to the present. President of the All-Russian public organization «League of the Health of the Nation». President of the Association of Cardiovascular Surgeons of Russia, Deputy Secretary of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation. Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation (1994). Laureate of the Lenin Prize (1976), the USSR State Prize (1986), the State Prize of the Russian Federation (2002) and the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation (2003). Full Cavalier of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland. 1976 — Laureate of the Lenin Prize (together with V.I.Burakovsky and V.A. Bukharin) — for the development and introduction of hyperbaric oxygenation into clinical practice. 1986 — Laureate of the USSR State Prize — for the development and introduction into clinical practice of new electrophysiological methods of diagnostics and operations in cases of ventricular overexcitation syndromes, supraventricular and ventricular tachycardias and the development of a new direction — surgical arrhythmology. 1991 — Fellow of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons. 1994 — Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation. 1999 — Order of Merit for the Fatherland, III degree. 1997, 1999, 2002 — title «Person of the Year», Russian Biographical Institute. 2000 — title «Person of the Decade» in the nomination «Medicine», Russian Biographical Institute. 2001 — Order of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh, II degree. 2002 — the title “Legendary Man” of the All-Russian Prize of the Government, the Union of Industrialists and the “Third Millennium” Fund, “Russian National Olympus”. 2002 — State Prize of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology — for the development of the main provisions of the problem of surgical treatment of aneurysms of the ascending part and the aortic arch. 2003 — International Prize «Golden Hippocrates» (the best cardiac surgeons in the world). 2003 — the title of «Person of the Year — 2003» in the «Medicine» nomination for an outstanding contribution to world cardiac surgery and strengthening of Russian health care, Russian Biographical Institute. 2003 — Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology — for the development and implementation of a transmyocardial method for treating inoperable patients. 2004 — award badge-order «Patron» for an outstanding contribution to the revival and prosperity of the World, for the greatness of the soul, for disinterested generosity. Awarded by the Patrons of the Century Charitable Foundation. 2004 — Golden Badge of Honor «Public Recognition» for a great personal contribution to the development of domestic medicine, carrying out unique cardiac surgery operations using the latest medical technologies that saved the lives of hundreds of children and newborns, many years of fruitful scientific, practical, pedagogical and educational activities, active civic position. Awarded by the National Foundation «Public Recognition», the National Civil Committee for Cooperation with Law Enforcement, Legislative and Judicial Bodies, the independent organization «Civil Society». 2004 — Triumph Prize. 2004 — the title of «Person of the Year — 2004» (Russian Biographical Institute). 2004 — Order of Merit for the Fatherland, II degree. 2004 — Order For Honor, Valor, Creation, Mercy. Profession Life Award. 2005 — Prize «Best Books and Publishers of the Year», nomination «Science», for the publication of the book «Health of the Nation» (Atlas). 2005 — the title of «Person of the Year — 2005» (Russian Biographical Institute). Honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts. 2007 — Medal «For Services to the Chechen Republic». 2007 — Honorary title «Knight of Childhood». 2008 — National award «Russian of the Year». 2008 — Medal «Dank» (September 1, 2008, Kyrgyzstan) — for merits in the development of Kyrgyz-Russian cooperation in the field of medicine, contribution to the formation and development of cardiovascular surgery in the republic. 2010 — Order of Merit for the Fatherland, IV degree. 2013 — Prize «Person of the Year — 2013» for new reconstructive surgeries for congenital heart diseases. 2015 — Order of Alexander Nevsky (August 22, 2015) — for a great contribution to the development of healthcare, medical science and many years of conscientious work. 2016 — special award «Muz-TV» in the nomination «For a contribution to life». 2020 — Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 1st degree (June 23, 2020) for a significant contribution to the development of health care and medical science.
Leonid (Leo) Antonovich Bokeria was born on December 22, 1939 in the city of Ochamchira (Abkhaz ASSR, Georgian SSR). In 1965 he graduated from the 1st MMI them. I.M.Sechenov of the Ministry of Health of the USSR and postgraduate studies at the same institute in 1968. Since 1968 he has been working at the A.N.Bakulev Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the CCC