Georgian Association of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (GACIR) was established in January 2010 on the basis of Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU) Center of interventional Radiology.
The president of the society is Malkhaz Mizandari.
Dr. Mizandari is a full Professor of the Department of Radiology at Tbilisi State Medical University. He graduated from Tbilisi State Medical Institute in 1980 and completed his postgraduate course in Radiology in December 1983. From January 1984 he has been working at the Department of Radiology at Tbilisi State Medical University specializing in Diagnostic Ultrasound. In 1987, Dr. Mizandari received the Scientific Degree - Candidate of Medical Sciences and in 2003 - Degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences.
Has been working at the Department of Radiology of Tbilisi State Medical University - TSMU (former Tbilisi State Medical Institute) since 1984 as an Assistant Professor. Since 2002 he is an Associate Professor and since 2006 – Full Professor of Radiology of TSMU Radiology Department.
Dr.Mizandari is a Director of TSMU Post-Graduate Masters Program in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (which has been approved in The Commonwealth of Nations). Working at TSMU Central Clinic he worked in the field of Interventional Radiology – the first gallbladder puncture under ultrasound guidance was performed in 1987; Interventional Radiology Department was established in 2004; in 2009 he established TSMU Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Centre, located at Tbilisi first hospital.
In 1998 Dr. Mizandari founded Ultrasound Education and Research Centre “GEOJEFF”, which is recognized as an Affiliate Centre by Jefferson Ultrasound Research and Education Institute (JUREI) of Thomas Jefferson University(Philadelphia, PA, USA).
1. Kakha Kuntelia MD, PhD
a) Tamta Azrumelashvili - Treasurer
b) Nino Gonadze - Secretary
c) Elene Gotsiridze - Secretary
GACIR office address: 9, Tsinandali str., Tbilisi, 0144,Georgia. Tel/fax (995 32) 79 00 99 ,. E-mail