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Dr Olena Garmish is a Ukrainian-trained Specialist Rheumatologist with more than 23 years of clinical and scientific experience in rheumatology and related specialisations. Before joining King‘s, she worked as a rheumatologist and senior research associate at the National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Rheumatological Centre. Additionally, Dr Garmish has been pivotal in her roles as a member of the rheumatological steering committee at the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Rheumatology Association, and a member of the Editorial boards of the Ukrainian Journal of Rheumatology.

Dr Garmish received her medical degree (MD) from Dnipropetrovs’ka Deržavna Medicna Akademija, Ukraine, and specialised in Rheumatology at the Federal State Budgetary Institution in Moscow, Russia. Following her formal education, she completed a 3-year PhD rheumatology residency program at the Institute of Cardiology, Ukraine, where she earned her Doctoral degree in Rheumatology.

In addition to her impressive clinical and academic background, Dr Garmish has contributed significantly to rheumatology research. She has multiple publications in prestigious journals and has led 54 clinical trials as a Principal Investigator since 2002. Moreover, Dr Garmish has been an active educator within Ukraine’s State System of Continuous Medical Professional Development. Her membership in professional bodies such as the European Scleroderma Trials & Research Group (EUSTAR) and the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR) highlights her commitment to advancing the field of rheumatology.


Special Interest:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Gout & crystal arthropathy
  • SLE, scleroderma & vasculitis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Osteoporosis & Osteoarthrosis


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