Vadim Pogonet, MD

Vadim Pogonet, MD

University Assistant

Institute of Oncology and University of Medicine and Farmacy “N. Testemitanu”, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Skype: vadimpg1

Dr. Vadim Pogonet is an anesthesiologist-intensive care specialist in the Institute of Oncology, Republic of Moldova. With competence in palliative care and chronic pain, he is also involved in supporting the development of Palliative Care in his country. To increase awareness about palliative care, he develops documents that push forward cancer pain control and palliative care in Moldova. Recently, with the support of the OSF and the local Soros organization, he is promoting palliative care, as Mobile Multidisciplinary Team, in the Institute of Oncology, the only medical institution in Moldova dealing with cancer treatment.

Download and Read Vadim’s Personal Story (363 KB)

Other Appointments:

  • University Assistant at the Chair of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, N.Testemitanu, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • Trainer of Trainers in Palliative Care, Republic of Moldova
  • Member, IAHPC
  • Member, Moldova Oncology Society
  • Member, Moldova Anesthesiology-Intensive Care Society

Key Accomplishments:

  • Task force member which developed the Concept for Palliative Care in Republic of Moldova, 2009
  • Development of the National Clinical Guideline for Cancer Pain, 2009-2011
  • Key organizer/lecturer, Cancer Pain and Palliative Care lecture series, 2010-2011
  • Study participant, “End of life care practices in the Republic of Moldova”, 2010-2011

Education / Honors:

  • International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative Diploma, San Diego, CA, USA, 2010-2011
  • National Trainer of Trainers course, Hospice and Palliative Care Society, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, 2010
  • 2 Courses of Competence in Palliative Care, Palliative Care Education Center, Casa Sperantei, Brasov, Romania, 2001–2002
  • Fellowship, Pain and Palliative Care, Leicester Royal Infirmary, NHS, Leicester, United Kingdom, 2000
  • Internship, Anesthesiology and Reanimatology, Institute of Oncology, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, 1989
  • Medical Degree, Chisinau State Institute of Medicine, 1988

Key Publications:

  • Kellehear, A., Pogonet, V., Mindruta-Stratan, R., Gorelco, V. (2011). Care of the dying in the Republic of Moldova. Chisinau, National Commission of the Republic of Moldova for UNESCO

Key Presentations:

  • Pogonet, V., Cernat, V., Gabunia, M., Jovmir, V., Monul, V., Cosciug, N., Mindruta, R. The perception of cancer pain control quality at district oncologists in Republic of Moldova, Poster Presentation, EAPC Congres, Lisbon, Portugal, May, 18-21, 2011
  • Pogonet, V., Cernat, V., Developing and implementing a pain protocol, Oral Presentation, XII National Palliative Care Conference, Bucharest, Romania, October 12-15, 2011
  • Pogonet, V., Cernat, V., National Clinical Protocol ‘Cancer Pain’, Oral Presentation, National Palliative Care Conference, Chisinau, Moldova, October 20


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