Dr. David Nikoleishvili

Davit Nikoleishvili Ph.D. is the founder of laparoscopic urology in Georgia. An expert in oncology and laparoscopic urology has never hesitated from mastering innovative surgical technologies and utilizing them. Deputy CMO and Chief of Urology Department at AHT started his medical career in Georgia, followed by postgraduate education in international medical institutions. He learned the basics of urology at the National Center for Urology and mastered in laparoscopy and endoscopy at the Urology Department of the University Clinic in Leipzig.

Experience

2021-present
Vice CMO of AHT (American Hospital in Tbilisi). At the same place – head of Urology Department
2020
Employee of David Tvildiani Medical University as a member of the scientific Board- Associated Professor of Urology.
2017
Employee of David Tvildiani Medical University. – Assistant Professor of Urology;
2016
Head of International Laparoscopy Training Center, Clinic "MediClubGeorgia";
2016
Head of Urological Laparoscopy Department. Clinic "MediClubGeorgia";
2015-2016
Head of Urological Department. Clinic "SofieMedGroup," Aktau, Kazakhstan;
2011
Head of the Laparoscopy service
2006
Employee of the National Center of Urology, Candidate of Medicine Sciences;

Education

2017
Prostate cancer diagnostics and treatment training course. Vienna, Austria.
2016
Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery Training Conference. The course of lectures and live surgeries broadcast. Barcelona. Spain;
2016
One-week internship in the Department of Onco-urology at Richmond University Hospital. Presentation of own work results. Richmond, Virginia, USA;
2014
A laparoscopy training course for the European and Asian countries. Shanghai Second Military Medical University. 30-day intensive course. Shanghai, China;
2013
Urology Minimally Invasive Surgery Course. Hall in Tirol, Austria;
2011
The American-Austrian Foundation (AAF) grant, one-month internship, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopy. Salzburg, Austria (1 month);
2010
Laparoscopy and Endoscopy training course. Urology and Nephrology Clinic of Mansura. Mansura, Egypt;
2009
Grant of The German Urology Society (DGU) to study laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. Urological Unit of University Hospital of Leipzig, Laparoscopic International Training Center of Urology. Leipzig, Germany (6 months);
2008
Grant of American-Austrian Foundation (AAF), one-month internship, minimally invasive surgery. Linz, Austria (1 month);
2007
The grant of the European Urologists Scholarship Program (EUSP) to study laparoscopic surgery. Urological department of University Hospital of Leipzig, laparoscopic international training center of urology. Leipzig, Germany (4 months);
2006
Awarded the title of candidate for medical sciences in Oncology. "Value of cell division cycle regulatory proteins during prostate cancer and benign hyperplasia";
2005
American-Austrian Foundation (AAF) grant, one-month internship. Linz, Austria (1 month);
2004
Joint Seminar of the American-Austrian Foundation (AAF) & European Urologists (ESU). Salzburg, Austria;
2003
European Urologist Resident Training Program 1 congress. Czech Republic, Prague;
2004-2006
Junior doctor, Urology National Center;
2001-2004
Residency program, Urology National Center;
1993-2000
Tbilisi State Medical University;

Memberships

Member of the Georgian Urological Association - Executive board member;
Member of the European Association of Urology (EAU);
Member of the European Society of Urological Technology (ESUT) - laparoscopy group;
Chairman of the Caucasian - Central Asian section of the European Association of Urology;
Member of the American Association of Urology (AUA);
International Member of the Korean Urological Association (KUA);
Member of the International Continence Society (ICS);
Member of Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU);
International Young Urological Association: (ex-member of the Board);
Georgian Young Urologists Association (ex-president);

Clinical interests

  • Onco-urology (bladder, prostate, kidneys, adrenal glands, penis, and germ cell tumors);
  • Laparoscopy;
  • Endoscopic urology;
  • Minimally invasive surgery;
  • Urinary tract stone disease;
  • New technologies in surgery.

Reviews

  • The founder of laparoscopic urology in Georgia;
  • For the first time in Georgia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. and post-soviet countries in general, extraperitoneal endoscopic radical prostatectomy was performed;
  • For the first time in Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, and Ukraine, performed, touch, systematized and introduced urological laparoscopic surgeries.

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