Gennady T. Sukhikh was born in 1947 in the city of Orenbourg, Russia. In 1971 he graduated from the Orenbourg State Medical Institute with honors. He continued his postgraduate education at the Deprtment of Generals Surgery of the Orenbourg State Medical Institute, where he was subsequenly employed as an assistant. In 1976 G. Sukhikh started to work as a senior researcher at the Laboratory of Natural Immunology of the Orenbourg State Medical Institute and 1978 became the Head of this Laboratory.


In 1980 G. Sukhikh was invited to work at the the Research Institute of General Pathology and Pathological Physiology of the USSR in Moscow. In 1985 he defended the thesis for a degree of a doctor of medical sciences in specialities “Allergology and Immunology” and “Pathological Physiology”: “Mechanisms of stress related disorders of natural resistant cells and approaches to their correction”.

Since 1986 Professor Sukhikh has been the Head of the Laboratory of Clinical Immunology of the Research Centre of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology. In 1997 he was elected to the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (which in 2016 has joined the Russian Academy of Sciences) and became a Faculty of the Academy in 2005.


Since 2007 Professor Sukhikh holds the position of the Director of the National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology named after Academician V.I. Kulakov of the Ministry of Healthcare of Russia.


Prof. Sukhikh greatly contributed to the Center development through establishment of new facilities within the Center: Perinatal Center; Simulation Training Center; ART Training Center; Andrology Department for international and national continuous medical education; the Insitutes of Oncogynecology, Obstetrics, Reproductive Medicine, Neonatology and Pediatrics, Molecular Genetics; Biobank; laboratories of molecular and reproductive genetics, mitochondrial medicine, cell technologies, regenerative medicine, proteomics and metabolomics, bioinformatics.


The main research interests of Professor Sukhikh are connected with a wide range of trends of reproduction and reproductive medicine, molecular-genetic mechanisms of development of gynecologic diseases and great obstetrical syndromes, perinatal medicine, cell biology and therapy, male health and aging.

Professor Sukhikh is the author of more than 1500 papers, 7 original books and 19 patents. More than 80 researchers have fulfilled their qualification theses under his supervision.


Professor Gennady T.Sukhikh is a member of the European Association of Immunology and Development, member of the Working group of the Ministry of Industry and Technology in the field of research and possible clinical applications of stem cells, member of Scientific Clinical Board on the programme “Cell Technologies in Medicine “ at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the journal “ Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine”, and Responsible Secretary of the journal “Cell Technologies in Biology and Medicine”. He is a Regular Member of the IAPM since 2018.

In 2011 he was awarded the Honorary Diploma  of the State
Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; in
2012 and 2014 –  the Order for Services to the Fatherland  of
the IVth and IIIrd Degrees, and in 2017 - the Order of
Alexander Nevsky.

In 2020 Prof. Sukhikh was awarded the Order of Pirogov.

In 2022 Gennady Sukhikh was awarded the Order for Services to the Fatherland of the IInd Degree

In 2023 he was awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology.