Dr. Olena Garmish
Specialist Rheumatologist

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  • Dr. Olena Garmish

Dr. Olena Garmish
Specialist Rheumatologist

Spoken Languages: English, Russian, & Ukrainian


  • Inflammatory Arthritis including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis, Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in adults, Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Auto-inflammatory disorders such as Familial Mediterranean Fever, Adult-Onset Still’s Disease
  • Connective tissue diseases such as Lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome and Systemic Sclerosis
  • Vasculitides
  • Gout and Psudogout
  • Inflammatory Muscle Disorders (Myositis)
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica, and Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Osteoporosis/Paget’s disease
  • Chronic Pain Conditions (Fibromyalgia)
  • Acute and Chronic Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint aspiration and Injection
  • DEXA scan reporting and recommendations
  • Biologic therapy of the rheumatic diseases
  • Growth and nutrition
  • Development and milestones
  • Paediatric dermatology
  • Parents counselling and education
  • Prenatal visits

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 her 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.


  • MD, Dnipropetrovs’ka Deržavna Medicna Akademija, Ukraine
  • Specialty Certification in Rheumatology, State Institution National Scientific Center acad.
  • Strazhesko Institute of Cardiology of National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine:
    • Clinical internship, rheumatology (2000-2002)
    • PhD course, rheumatology (2002-2005)
  • Member of the EUropean Scleroderma Trials And Research group (EUSTAR) & Member of EULAR
  • Executive director of the Ukrainian rheumatology association & Editorial boards of Ukrainian journal of rheumatology
  • Member of the Emirates Medical association & Society for Rheumatology
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