National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology was established in 1944 as the All-Union Clinical Scientific-Research Institute for Obstetrics and Gynecology in the frame of the policy of demographic revival of the country after the World War II, and since then it has developed into the leading scientific, medical and academic institution of Russia in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology, perinatology and reproductology.

A number of prominent Russian experts in obstetrics and gynecology have led the Center through the last 75 years. Now the Center is named after Academician of RAS Vladimir Kulakov, an outstanding Russian physician and scientist, who had been heading the Center from 1986 to 2007.

Located in the premises with an area of 39 986 sq m, the Center comprises 53 departments and 28 laboratories with the staff of 2,800 specialists. It also possesses a biobank with a collection of 600,000 samples; a simulation training center; an ART training center; and a telemedicine facility.

Being the level IV medical facility the Center provides multidisciplinary high-tech medical care to 200,000 patients annually, with almost 9,000 births, 15,000 gynecologic surgical procedures, 9,000 IVF cycles.


Extensive research is carried out in the Center with the aim that the outcoming products are translated into clinical practice as advanced diagnostic and treatment tools.


The Center is the major basis for development and implementation of governmental programs on maternal and child healthcare; producer of the clinical protocols, guidelines and standards of care; coordinator of integration of regional medical facilities.


The Center is the headquarters of the Russian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RSOG) and is the founder and headquarters of the editorial board of the major national journal “Obstetrics and Gynecology”.

Since 2007 the Center is run by Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Gennady T. Sukhikh.