Ludmyla Padalko

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Ludmyla Padalko
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Lyudmila Kyi

(1949-03-08) 8 March 1949 (age 73)
OccupationObstetrician Gynaecologist
Years active1973—present

Ludmyla Padalko (Ukrainian: Падалко Людмила Іванівна; born 8 March 1949) is a Ukrainian doctor, obstetrician-gynaecologist, and chief doctor at the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Perinatal Centre (since 1990), Honoured Doctor of Ukraine (2001), Candidate of Medicine (2002).[1]


Padalko with her father, mother and sister (1956)

Lyudmila was born 8 March 1949, in the village of Tersyanka, Novomykolaivka Raion, Zaporizhia Oblast. Her father, Ivan Kyi, was a mathematics teacher at a local school. Her mother, Galina, was the head of a grocery store. In 1964–1965, Lyudmila moved to the district centre with her parents and sister, Nina. She met Vadim, her future husband, at the new school. Thanks to the attitudes and perseverance of her father as a teacher, Lyudmila graduated from Novonikolayevsk Secondary School with a gold medal in 1966. She loved biology and chemistry, and dreamed of becoming a doctor. After graduation, she worked in the central regional library, to prepare for the entrance exams to the university.

In 1967, she entered Voroshilovgrad Medical Institute in the school of medicine. She kept correspondence and telephone conversations with Vadim. She came home each summer and spent time with her future husband, who studied at Dnipropetrovsk Medical Institute. In 1970, they decided to marry, and a year later Lyudmila transferred to Dnipropetrovsk. In 1971, her son, Gennady, was born. In 1972, Vadim graduated from the university and went to work in the direction of Sinelnik. In 1973, Lyudmila also graduated from the medical institute, receiving the speciality of "general medicine" and the qualification obstetrician-gynaecologist.

Husband and son (1978)

After medical school, she completed an internship at Dnipropetrovsk City Hospital No.9, at the end of which she immediately started working at Synelnykove Central Regional Hospital as an obstetrician-gynaecologist, where her husband had already worked for a year as a therapist. Later, she received the position of deputy chief physician for the medical part. During the years of work at the post of deputy in the villages of the district, maternity hospitals at the former collective farms were liquidated, a regional female consultation was opened, and blood donation was actively developed.

After moving to Dnipropetrovsk, Vadim began working at the Dnipropetrovsk Medical Institute as an assistant at the Department of Internal Diseases. In 1985, Lyudmila got a job in Dnipropetrovsk Regional Oncologic Dispensary as an obstetrician-gynecologist. On 10 April 1990, she became the Chief Physician of Dnipropetrovsk City Maternity Hospital No.2. On June 26, 2012, the hospital was reorganized into the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Perinatal Center, where she remains Chief Physician (as at 1 July 2019).[2][3]

Political activity[edit]

With Yulia Tymoshenko (2007)

In 1982, Lyudmila was first elected as a deputy in Synelnykove City Council. In 2002, she was elected a deputy already in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council and was a candidate for people's deputies from the political party "Women for the Future".[4]

In 2005, she joined All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland",[5] and in 2006 she was the second elected a deputy to the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council. She worked in the standing committee of the regional council on the issues of entrepreneurship, processing industry, trade and consumer services. In 2010, Lyudmila Ivanovna became a deputy to the regional council for the third time. In 2014, in the parliamentary elections, Lyudmila Padalko was on the № 158.[6] election list of the All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland".


Family (2009)

In 1971, Lyudmila had a son, Gennady. In 1994, her husband Vadim died of a serious illness. A year later, her son graduated from Dnipropetrovsk Medical Institute following in the footsteps of his parents. However, in 2000, he graduated from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, and in 2002, – Institute State Administration of National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine, having obtained the qualification of a lawyer and a state manager.

Lyudmila Ivanovna also has a daughter-in-law, Natalya, and two grandchildren – Vadim and Lyudmila, who were named after their grandfather and grandmother.

In the position of Chief Doctor[edit]

First day in 1990
After 23 years (2013)
In work (2004)

During Lyudmila's tenure as a chief doctor, first at the maternity hospital, and later at the Dnepropetrovsk regional perinatal centre, she accepted 5843 children (3006 boys and 2837 girls). The doctor owns the full scope of obstetric and gynaecological and oncologic and gynaecological surgical interventions, performed more than 4,000 gynaecological operations, and took over 30,000 women for personal examination.

As a leader, Lyudmila Ivanovna carried out activities aimed at improving the material and technical base. With her assistance, a hyperbaric oxygen department was opened in 1991, and the laundry was restored. An anaesthesiology and intensive care department was opened in 1993. In 1998, the centre for women with disabilities was opened. In 2000, the centre for paediatric and adolescent gynaecology and the centre for juvenile obstetrics was opened. In 2005, the hospital was certified and received the highest category. In 2006, the breastfeeding support centre was opened, and in 2015, organizational and methodological department with a telemedicine cabinet was opened.

In 1989, at the maternity hospital, the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology of the Faculty of Postgraduate Education Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy was opened on the initiative of the professor Dubossarska Zinaida. Lyudmila continued setting up the work of the department, opened with the support of the rector Novitska-Usenko Lyudmila,[7] where employees conduct medical advisory work for women and newborns in the form of clinical rounds, consultations, surgeries and consultations.[8]

Scientific activities[edit]

During her career, Lyudmila authored several scientific papers:

  • Беременность, роды и состояние фетоплацентарной системы у женщин, перенесших кесарево сечение // Збірник наукових праць Асоціації акушерів-гінекологів України. — Сімферополь, 1998. — С. 106—108.
  • Досвід реабілітації генеративної функції хворих із запаленням додатків матки // Актуальні проблеми післядипломної освіти. — Кривий Ріг, 1998. — С.41.
  • Анализ акушерских кровотечений и опыт лечебной тактики по материалам клинического родильного дома № 2 г. Днепропетровска // Збірник наукових праць Асоціації акушерів-гінекологів України. — Київ: «ТНК». — 1999. — С. 56–57.
  • Оцінка ефективності та проблеми акушерської допомоги юним та літнім першовагітнім // Педіатрія, акушерство та гінекологія. — 1999. — № 2. — С. 83–86.
  • Особливості перебігу вагітності та пологів у юних першородящих при урогенітальному хламідіозі // Педіатрія, акушерство та гінекологія. – 1999. № 2, С.90–92.
  • Клинико-фармакологические аспекты применения препарата "Тержинан" для лечения бактериального вагиноза и кольпитов // Медицина сегодня и завтра. – Харьков. – 2000. – № 2. – С. 101—103.
  • Психовегетотативные предикторы позднего гестоза у юних первородящих // Збірник наукових праць асоціації акушерів-гінекологів України. – Київ, 2000. – С. 235—237.
  • Автореферат дисертації на здобуття наукового ступеня кандидата медичних наук "Особливості перебігу вагітності, пологів, післяпологового періоду і перинатальні наслідки у юних і вікових першородящих". Київ. – Київська медична академія післядипломної освіти ім. П. Л. Шупіка – 2001 р.
  • Стан гормональних, психовегетативних реакцій, сучасна діагностична та лікувальна тактика у юних та вікових першородящих // Медичні перспективи. – Дніпропетровськ, 2001. – Том VІ. – № 3. – С. 61–64.
  • Гипербарическая оксигенация в комплексной терапии внутриутробной инфекции // Біль, знеболення, інтенсивна терапія. – 2001. – С. 95–97.
  • Роль оперативного родоразрешения в улучшении перинатальных исходов // Збірник наукових праць Асоціації акушерів-гінекологів України. – Київ, 2004. – С. 143—146.
  • Репродуктивное здоровье женщины после комплексного лечения генитального эндометриоза // Збірник наукових праць Асоціації акушерів-гінекологів України. – Київ, 2010. – С. 543—548.
  • Опыт органосохраняющего лечения прогрессирующей шеечной беременности // Жіночій лікар. – 2011. – № 1 (33). – С. 12–16.
  • Проблема спайкообразования в гинекологической практике // Збірник наукових праць Асоціації акушерів-гінекологів України. – Київ, 2012. – С. 167—169.

Awards and Honours[edit]

With Leonid Kuchma (2001)

Lyudmila has been awarded many awards at different levels:


  • 1999 — a commemorative medal "For the Faithful Service to the Hometown";
  • 2004 — the medal "For Merits to the City";
  • 2009 — a medal Order of Princess Olga III degree;[9]
  • 2019 — a commemorative medal "For Services to the City"

Other awards[edit]

  • In April 2004, the Honorary Diploma Verkhovna Rada – for a significant contribution to the development of state policy in the field of health, long-term conscientious work, high professionalism and individuality in work;
  • In October 2005 the Certificate of Honour Ministry of Healthcare;
  • In June 2007 thanks to the October District Council of Dnipropetrovsk;
  • In the 2008 the Ministry of Health Care Certificate of Ukraine – for many years of fruitful work, high professionalism, a significant personal contribution to the organization of the provision of medical care to women and newborns;
  • In November 2008, the sign "Honour" of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine;
  • In 2009, the honorary title of the chairman of the Dnipropetrovs'k Regional Council and the distinguished name of the chairman of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration "For the development of the region";
  • In September 2010 – an honorary diploma of the Dnipropetrovsk regional organisation of the trade union of health workers of Ukraine;
  • In August 2015 – Diploma and badge of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

August 21, 2001 Lyudmila Ivanovna was awarded the honorary title "Honoured Doctor of Ukraine," and on May 15, 2002 she received a PhD in medical sciences in specialty obstetrics and gynaecology.


  1. ^ "Падалко Людмила Іванівна". Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Днепропетровский Перинатальный Центр » Падалко Людмила Iванiвна".
  3. ^ "Школа родителей, естественные роды, нормальные роды, подготовка к родам, стимуляция родов, естественная стимуляция родов, кесарево сечение (Ukrainian)". 1 July 2019. Archived from the original on 1 July 2019. Retrieved 26 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Постанова : Про реєстрацію кандидатів у народні депутати України в багатомандатному загальнодержавному виборчому окрузі, включених до виборчого списку політичної партії "Жінки за майбутнє" Всеукраїнського політичного об'єднання по виборах народних депу".
  5. ^ "Падалко Людмила Іванівна — вся правда Біографія, Балотування, Фракції, Декларація".
  6. ^ "Про реєстрацію кандидатів у нар... | від 22.09.2014 № 1052 (Сторінка 2 з 2)". Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Історія кафедри - Кафедра акушерства, гінекології та перинатології ФПО ДМА".
  8. ^ "Лікувальна робота - Кафедра акушерства, гінекології та перинатології ФПО ДМА".
  9. ^ "Указ Президента України №121/2009".


  • In (in Ukrainian)
  • In (in Ukrainian)
  • In (in Russian)
  • Падалко Людмила Іванівна // Талановиті співвітчизниці: історико-біографічні нариси: монографія / Л. П. Шумрикова-Карагодіна; дар. Л. П. Шумрикова-Карагодіна. – Дніпропетровськ: Гамалія, 2003. – С.120: фото. – ISBN 966-7180-64-6

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