Dr. Olena Garmish


Dr. Olena Garmish

Dr Olena Garmish

Dr. Olena Garmish

Specialist Rheumatologist

Areas of expertise:

Inflammatory arthritis:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in adults
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Adult-Onset Still’s Disease

Systemic diseases:

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Scleroderma
  • Syndrome Raynaud’s
  • Sjogren Syndrome
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica

Crystal arthritis:

  • Gout and Pseudogout

Systemic Vasculitis:

  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Takayasu arteritis
  • Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s)
  • EGPA (Churg-Strauss syndrome)
  • Polyarteritis nodosa

Degenerative and metabolic diseases:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Expert at the area of biologic therapy of the autoimmune diseases

Specialist Rheumatologist

Professional Accreditations and Associations

Bachelor in General Medicine

Doctorate degree in Rheumatology

Senior Research Associate in Rheumatology

Professional Experience

Total 23 years of experience in the field of Rheumatology, working as a Consultant Rheumatologist in the in-patient rheumatology department at Institute of Cardiology named after acad. MD Strazhesko NAMS of Ukraine and in the out-patient department in the Ukrainian Rheumatological center.

After graduating in rheumatology from Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education in Ukraine she underwent his training in Rheumazentrum Ruhrgebiet, Herne, Germany.

She was one of the first who start biologic therapy in Ukraine in 2003 and organized the first Center of biologic therapy at the Institute of Cardiology in Ukraine. She was an Expert in the field of rheumatology Ministry of Health of Ukraine and provide expert opinion in creating modern local guidelines for the different rheumatic diseases and National treatment program.

She is a founding member and speaker of the Ukrainian eLearning platform “Rheumahub”, which is part of the State System of Continuous Medical Professional Development.

In Ukraine as part of cooperation with the patient’s organizations “All-Ukrainian Organization of People with Bekhterev’s Disease and “ASSOCIATION OF PATIENTS WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS” she has organized educational events for patients with inflammatory arthritis and prepare patients materials.

She has international publications and is a co-author of the Ukrainian rheumatology diseases study book.

Professional Associations

Member of Emirates Society For Rheumatology

Ukrainian Rheumatology Association, Executive director

Ukrainian association of osteoporosis, member

EUropean Scleroderma Trials And Research group (EUSTAR), member

Editorial boards of Ukrainian journal of Rheumatology

Languages: English, Ukrainian, Russian