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Michael Stylidis

Institutt for samfunnsmedisin


In 2007, I obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree from Crimea State Medical University named after S.I. Georgievsky, Simferopol, Ukraine. From 2009 until 2015, I worked as MD in Crimea State Medical University Clinic. My interests are Echocardiography and Cardiology.

From September 2015, I started my Ph.D. research in University of Tromsø with the main topic of assessing differences in cardiovascular risk factors in the general populations of Russia and Norway and associations to indices of heart failure with or without preserved ejection fraction. That project is a part of the international project on cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Russia. My Ph.D. project deals with echocardiographic analysis between Tromsø 7 study and data from Russian studies. The primary aim is to define specific cardiovascular phenotype differences between patients from both countries; that could describe possible factors that have an influence on cardiovascular mortality rates in Russia, which are the highest in the World nowadays.


Echocardiography, Cardiology, Cardiovascular diseases epidemiology.



The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Tromsø, Norway. (2015 - till present time) Ph.D. program. Department of Community Medicine. Faculty of Health Sciences. 

Crimea State Medical University named after S.I. Georgievsky, Ukraine. Licentiate degree. (Duration of studying: 2009-2012. Thesis: Structural and functional characteristics of heart and hormonal activity of adipose tissue in patients with metabolic syndrome)

Crimea State Medical University named after S.I. Georgievsky, Ukraine Magister of Medicine. (Duration of studying: 2007-2009. Thesis: Features of remodeling and functional state of myocardium in patients with arterial hypertension and metabolic syndrome)

Crimea State Medical University named after S.I. Georgievsky, Ukraine. Master program. Doctor of Medicine degree (Hons) (M.D. Duration of studying: 2001-2007)


12/2009 till 08/2015

Crimea State Medical University named after S.I. Georgievsky

Project Leader of Internal Medicine No1 Department


The extent of teaching: 30 hours per week appx.
The level of education (Magister Degree, Diploma with Distinction) Teaching of students.
Leading tutor in Cardiology, Pulmonology and Nephrology modules.

Width of instruction (Lecture, practice courses, consulting)

Development of courses or course modules.
Choice of teaching, examination or evaluation forms– both types, mainly evaluation;
Creation of educational materials or processing of content about current research or professional practice.
Experience administering training, such as responsibility for courses.
Participation in educational development.:


Internal Medicine Doctor in Crimea State Medical University Clinic. Ultrasound diagnostics specialist. 06/2009 – 08/2015

Crimea State Medical University named after S.I. Georgievsky Internship on Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Postgraduate Education 09/2007-06/2009


Ultrasound Diagnostics:

Echocardiography, abdominal ultrasound

Internal Medicine, Cardiology:

(Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems)

Laboratory Work:

Immunoassay, Flow cytometry, animal model experience applied statistical methods


English: fluent 

Russian: fluent 

Ukrainian: fluent

Arbeider i CRIStin

  • Stylidis, Michael; Sharashova, Ekaterina; Wilsgaard, Tom; Leon, David Adrew; Heggelund, Geir; Røsner, Assami; Njølstad, Inger; Løchen, Maja-Lisa; Schirmer, Henrik. Left atrial diameter, left ventricle filling indices, and association with all-cause mortality: Results from the population-based Tromsø Study. Echocardiography 2019. ISSN 0742-2822.s 1 - 12.s doi: 10.1111/echo.14270.

  • Cook, Sarah; Malyutina, S; Kudryavtsev, Alexander; Averina, Maria; Bobrova, Natalia; Boytsov, S; Brage, S; Clark, TG; Diez Benavente, S; Eggen, Anne Elise; Hopstock, Laila Arnesdatter; Hughes, A; Johansen, Heidi; Kholmatova, Kamila; Kichigina, A; Kontsevaya, Anna; Kornev, M; Leong, D; Magnus, Per; Mathiesen, Ellisiv B.; McKee, M; Morgan, K; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Plakhov, I; Quint, JK; Rapala, A; Ryabikov, A; Saburova, Lyudmila; Schirmer, Henrik; Shapkina, M; Shiekh, Suhail; Shkolnikov, VM; Stylidis, Michael; Voevoda, Mikhail; Westgate, Kate; Leon, David Adrew. Know Your Heart: Rationale, design and conduct of a cross-sectional study of cardiovascular structure, function and risk factors in 4500 men and women aged 35-69 years from two Russian cities, 2015-18.. Wellcome Open Research 2018; Volum 3 (67). ISSN 2398-502X.s doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.14619.1.

  • Guseva, V; Ryabikov, Andrey; Voronina, E; Palekhina, YU; Shakhmatov, S; Yasyukevich, N; Stylidis, Michael; Schirmer, Henrik; Malyutina, Sofia. Association between left ventricle longitudinal strain and strain rate and cardiometabolic diseases in a general population sample. EuroPrevent congress 2019 2019-04-11 - 2019-04-13 2019.

  • Stylidis, Michael; Shirmer, Henrik; Roessner, A.; Leon, David. Global longitudinal strain patterns in healthy individuals in general population. EuroEcho 2017 Congress 2017-12-06 - 2017-12-09 2017.

  • Stylidis, Michael; Heggelund, Geir; Lindekleiv, Haakon; Løchen, Maja-Lisa; Wilsgaard, Tom; Njølstad, Inger; Mathiesen, Ellisiv B.; Schirmer, Henrik. Left atrial size, sex differences and the total mortality risk in a population based cohort study. EuroEcho 2017 Congress 2017-12-06 - 2017-12-09 2017.

  • Publikasjoner utenfor Cristin

    Stilidi M.I. The role of adiponectin in the regulation of myocardial remodeling in patients with metabolic syndrome// Circulation and Haemostasis. - 2010. - № 4 (30). - P. 37-41.

    Stilidi M.I. Serum levels of resistin and heart remodeling in patients with metabolic syndrome in combination with different variants of cardiovascular disease // Tauride Medical and Biological Journal. - 2012. - № 1 (57). - P. 235-240.

    Stilidi M.I. Effect of changes of adipocytokines on the processes of remodeling and prognosis in patients with the metabolic syndrome in combination with various cardiovascular disorders // Tauride Medical and Biological Journal. - 2012. - № 2, Part 3. (58). - P. 228-233.

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