Ivane Chkhaidze Doctor of Medical Science, Professor, Head of the Department of Pediatrics at Tbilisi State Medical University, and Medical Director of the M. Iashvili Children's Central Hospital. He is also chairman of the Evex Board of Experts in Pediatrics. His main area of medical and scientific interest is pediatric respiratory medicine.
Ivane Chkhaidze - Head of the National Technical Group of Experts on Immunization, Chairman of the Board of the Georgian Respiratory Association, Member of the Coordination Council for Maternal and Child Health of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs, member of the National Council for National Clinical Practice Recommendations (guidelines); Member of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS); member of the editorial board of Polish (Pneumologia i Alergologia Polska), Serbian (Preventivna Pedijatrija), and Greek (PNEUMON) medical journals. Expert of the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP).
He has published 256 scientific papers, 32 of which are searched for by the U.S National Library of Medicine (PubMed.Gov). In 2015, he received the National Prize for Medicine.