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Olga S. Kobyakova was born in Tomsk in 1974. She graduated from the Siberian State Medical University (SibMed) with a degree in medical science, then completed postgraduate and doctoral studies.
After graduating from SibMed, she worked as a doctor at the Tomsk Regional clinical hospital. From 2003 to 2014, she was on staff at the Tomsk Region Department of Health working her way up from a chief specialist-therapist to the Head of the Department. In 2012-2014, she joined the EMBA program at Kingston University (London) on strategic management.
In 2012, within the framework of the Regional program, Dr. Kobyakova, as Head of the Regional Health Department, initiated the process of health informatization in the Tomsk region and led implementation of the Health care modernization in the Tomsk region, 2011-2013 program. According to the Ministry of health, Tomsk region turned out to be among the leading regions based on the Program results.
From 2014 to 2020, Olga Kobyakova, Full professor, Doctor of Medical Science, author of 199 research, methodological and educational publications, developer and manager of all-Russia research projects ran the Russian so-called “backbone” medical University– SibMed.
Under her leadership the SibMed studentship increased by 58% from 5455 to 8625 people, while the University consolidated budget expanded by 57% from 1.9 billion to 3.1 billion rubles. Dr. Kobyakova introduced a training program in general medicine in English, set up a department of distance learning at the University, opened new 485 beds at the University dormitories and launched the "Digital hospital" project.
In 2019, Dr. Kobyakova wrote "Health without zealotry". The book has sold over 10 thousand copies. Olga runs her own Telegram channel and Instagram blog with over 60 thousand subscribers.
On August 18, 2020 Dr. Olga Kobyakova became Director of the Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and Informatics of Ministry of Heath of the Russian Federation.