A Welcome Message from the Dean

Welcome to Nazarbayev University School of Medicine (NUSOM). It is a privilege to be the founding Dean of NUSOM and to have the opportunity to train Kazakhstan’s future doctors, researchers and academic physicians. The School aspires to be a world-class institution and to generate and sustain excellence in health education and biomedical research by creating a supportive and stimulating academic environment where creativity, life-long learning and discoveries are supported and encouraged. NUSOM has been established in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, one of the major academic medical centers in the U.S., to serve as the academic hub of the Republic of Kazakhstan's first integrated academic health system. It is the Republic of Kazakhstan’s first US-style MD curriculum which will be taught in English with the goal of educating future medical leaders in health care, education and biomedical research. We are also developing an integrated biomedical research program in collaboration with our international strategic partner, research centers (Nazarbayev University Center of Life Sciences) and the National Medical Holding to translate basic science discoveries into clinical practice.

Please take the time to explore our website and discover the exciting opportunities in education, research and health care offered by the School to you as a potential student, staff, faculty or collaborator.

Professor Massimo Pignatelli, MD, PhD, FRCPath (UK)


School News

Dr. Syed Ali, Associate Professor, Nazarbayev University School of Medicine, was selected from a competitive pool of applicants to present his work on novel drugs for the treatment of hepatitis C infection at the workshop on Emerging and Reemerging Diseases, to be held on September 14-16, 2015, in Annecy, France.
The Dean of NUSOM, Professor Massimo Pignatelli, was awarded a Gratitude Letter of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan for his contribution to the development of Nazarbayev University
Why we need a new generation of doctors by Dr. Massimo Pignatelli