Faculty and Research

Dimitri Poddighe, MD
Associate Professor
Office Phone:
+7 (7172) 69-46-37

Research Interest

Pediatrics (Immunology, Allergy, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology)

Selected Publications

Dr. Dimitri Poddighe graduated cum laude in 2003 from the medical school of the University of Pavia (Italy) cum laude; here, he also completed his residency/clinical fellowship program and became a Medical Specialist in Pediatrics (PhD-equivalent, EQF level 8) cum laude in 2008. He was also an alumnus at the Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia.

From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Dimitri Poddighe worked as Research Fellow in Immunology at the Children’s Hospital Boston Harvard University (MA, USA). After his return to Italy, he served as a consultant pediatrician in several hospitals in Lombardy (Italy), including the Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo (Pavia), affiliated with the University of Pavia, where he has been lecturer/instructor at the Department of Pediatrics since 2015.

During his professional career, Dr. Dimitri Poddighe completed three 2nd level Master academic programs (EQF level 8): I) Pediatric Hematology at the Univesity “La Sapienza” in Rome (2010-2011); II) Pediatric Immunology at the University of Pavia (2011-2012); III) Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome (2016-2017). In 2015-2016 he also completed clinical training in the Department of Pediatric Rheumatology at the Istituto G. Pini (Milano, Italy).

Dr. Dimitri Poddighe joined the School of Medicine at Nazarbayev University (NUSOM) in 2018. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at NUSOM and Director of the Clinical Academic Department of the University Medical Center (UMC) in Nur-Sultan. Moreover, he is the Director of the Pediatric Residency Program started in September 2019.

His research activity is focused on allergic, immune-mediated, and autoimmune pediatric diseases. He is currently the principal investigator of a project aiming at assessing the epidemiological burden, diagnostic resources, and medical management of pediatric Celiac Disease in Kazakhstan.