M.D., Ph.D., Assoc. Professor


1985-1991, Kyrgyz State Medical Institute, Kyrgyz Republic, Faculty of General Medicine, MD;

1991-1993, Kyrgyz State Medical Institute, Kyrgyz Republic, Department of Oncology, Residency program, Doctor of Oncology;

1993-2000, Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, Kyrgyz Republic, Department of Oncology, Radiation Diagnostic and Treatment, PhD thesis on the topic "Selection of surgical method of treatment in case of cancer of medium- and lower parts of esophageal organs.";

2001-till present time, Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, Kyrgyz Republic, Department of Oncology, Radiation Diagnostic and Treatment, Doctoral research work "Combined treatment of esophageal cancer".



2003-2018, IHSM Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs

2018-till present time, IHSM Rector

Dear students!

Welcome to the International Higher School of Medicine!  The IHSM is one of the largest and modern medical education hubs in Kyrgyzstan. Our university has trained thousands of highly qualified doctors who are working in India and all parts of the world.  The IHSM is accredited in accordance with the international standards for medical education set by WFME. 

Over 2800 students have already graduated and around 3500 students are currently mastering medical sciences.

The IHSM has the most modern facilities for students. We have provided excellent conditions for students as to the best quality of education and standards.

As world is changing towards problem based learning in clinical medicine, we have adopted practice-oriented approach as a top priority for our educational process.  Diversified training of our students is provided by our multi-level system of education and a great variety of educational programs run by experienced faculty.

Over the last 17 years, the IHSM has gained the status of excellence in medical education and success of our students in FMGE, USMLE and other licensing exams, which is a good hallmark of this all and a benchmark for fresh challenges.  Our graduates successfully pass MCI, PMDC and BMDC screening tests at their first attempt. 

Much attention is paid to our international students in terms of safety and security along with their education. We also deliver educational programs jointly with foreign partner universities, which paves the way for our students to take part in academic mobility programs on a regular basis.  There is a “visiting professors” program that allows 10-12 best university professors from India and other countries to come and teach at the IHSM. 

In addition to their educational and research activities, our students can demonstrate and develop their abilities in sports and arts making the student life exciting at the IHSM. 

Our alumni continue their study and work not only in their home countries, but all over the world: in USA, Great Britain, Netherlands, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, United Arab Emirates and many other. 

We’re always happy to welcome you in our School! 

You will leave this temple of knowledge and wisdom with many good recollections that will remain in your heart and minds forever.

I thank you for your choice to study at the International Higher School of Medicine and wish the best in advancing your career development efforts as a medical doctor!




Stalbek M. Akhunbaev

M.D., Ph.D., Assoc. Professor