Chingiz Rahimov

Soviet and Azerbaijani maxillofacial surgeon, professor
Chingiz Rahim oghlu Rahimov.
Date of birth: January 6, 1956
Place of birth: Baku
Scientific field:  Maxillofacial surgery
Country: Azerbaijan Republic
Place of work: Azerbaijan Medical University, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Academic degree:  Doctor of Medical Sciences (1992)
Academic rank: Professor (1998)
President of the Azerbaijan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons


He was born on January 6, 1956 in Baku, Azerbaijan Republic, in a family of physicians.
Father: academician Rahimov Rahim Nurmammad oghlu (1923-2013) – an outstanding radiologist, the founder of the Azerbaijani radiology school, worked in the National Center of Oncology, where he was the director of the institute in the period from 1974 to 1989.
Mother: Alimardanova Shafiga Sattar gizi (1927-2003) – an ophthalmologist, Ph.D., was in charge of the physiotherapy department of the Azerbaijan Eye Disease Institute.

Ch. Rahimov graduated from the Dental Faculty of the Azerbaijan Medical Institute in 1978 and took a one-year internship in the 1st city clinic in Baku and received the specialty of a dental surgeon in 1979.
He began his free practical activity in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan, where he worked until entering in the employer-sponsored graduate program in 1981 at the All-Union Cancer Research Center, to the head and neck department.

In 1984 he defended his thesis on “Melanoma of the head and neck skin” and then worked as a senior researcher at the Azerbaijan Extension Course Institute for Medical Practitioners named after A. Aliyev.
Being seconded to the Moscow Medical Academy in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, he completed his doctoral thesis on “The Role and Place of Antioxidant Therapy in Preventing and Treating Pyoinflammatory Processes in Soft Tissue of Face and Neck.” In 1992, defending this scientific work at the Moscow Central Institute of Dentistry he became the youngest doctor of science of that time in the USSR in the specialty of maxillofacial surgery.

In 1990, living in Moscow he was one of the organizers of the protest actions of the Azerbaijani community against the bloody events of January 20, committed by the Soviet Army against the people.

After returning to the homeland in 1992, he was taken on the position of professor of the Department of Surgical Dentistry of the Azerbaijan Medical Institute. Simultaneously, Chingiz Rahimov ws involved in work in the state structures.In 1992-1993, Ch. Rahimov worked as a deputy head of the department of humanitarian policy in the Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. He was supervising the questions of public health and social problems. In 1993-1998 he worked as a head of the department of public health and social problems of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

In 1997-2000, Ch. Rahimov was a national coordinator of the UN program in Azerbaijan. In 1998, he was elected to the position of professor of the Department of Surgical Dentistry of the Azerbaijan Medical Institute. In 1999 the Higher Attestation Comission of Azerbaijan bestowed on Chingiz Rahimov a title of professor.

In 2004-2015 Ch. Rahimov was in charge of the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery of the 1st City Hospital in Baku.

Since 2007, he has been elected the head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Azerbaijan Medical Institute, which he heads to this day.

Public activity: since 2017 the chairman of the Azerbaijan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

The main directions of scientific and practical activities.

Reconstructive and reparative operations for defects and deformations of the cranio-maxillofacial area based on application of the microvascular surgery, digital technologies, distraction osteogenesis and navigation surgery.

Minimally invasive methods for diagnosing and treating surgical pathologies of thetemporo-mandibular joint.
Diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the oral cavity and maxillofacial area.

Treatment of injuries of bones of the facial skeleton based on the principles of AO, including orbital surgery.

Conduction of complex implantation of teeth with serious atrophies of jaws.

Study at the subcellular and structural level of the features of the flow of surgical wounds in the oral cavity and on the facial skin.

In total, Ch.R. Ragimov has published more than 120 scientific works, 24 of which are included in the PubMed International Database.

The main practical achievements.
For the first time in Azerbaijani medicine:Reconstructive operations were carried out in the cranio-maxillofacial area, which used computer biomodeling, creation of plastic models and navigation devices. The method of distraction osteogenesis and navigation surgery has been applied in the treatment of defects and deformations of the cranio-maxillofacial area.

  • The reconstruction of the lower jaw by an autologous graft from fibula on the vascular pedicle and rehabilitation with dental implants after eradication of advanced tumors are conducted.

  • Complete replacement of the temporo-mandibular joint with alloplastic materials was made, a method of arthroscopy and arthrocentesis of this joint was applied.

  • General anesthesia service was established in outpatient dental practice.

  • Implantation in the cheek bone with special dental implants is performed.

  • Reconstruction of the cheekbone-orbit complex with coronary access and through a minimally invasive transconjunctival approach.

  • The method of 3D cephalometry was applied in orthognathic surgery.

For the first time in world practice:

  • In the patients with an advanced tumor process in the preoperative period on the basis of computer biomodeling and preparation of navigational devices during one operation, most of the lower jaw is removed and simultaneously, using the navigation device, dental implants are inserted onto the fibula, further autotransplantation of this bone is carried out on the vascular pedicle in the region of the distant jawbone and an orthopedic structure is mounted on the implants. As a result, the patient who lost his jaw leaves with a one-stage operation with complete restoration of anatomical structures and functional activity. This work is published in Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction (USA) 2016 Jun; 9 (2): 125-33.

    Using the latest achievements of the digital technologies with the help of glasses of mixed reality with the developed software loaded on them allowing simultaneous seeing of the real operating field and invisible structures, as well as the virtual model of the performed operation, reconstructive operations were performed which, due to the high accuracy of the surgical procedure, excludes the possibility damage to vital structures, the surgeon’s technical maneuvers in the operating wound are reduced, which allows to cut both the time of the operation and the total costs of treatment, and most importantly, it allows achieving high functional and aesthetic indices. The inventor’s certificate was received for it and the international patent is being issued in the most developed countries.

 He is on the editorial board of the following scientific journals:

  • Russian Journal of Tumors of the Head and Neck.

  • Ukrainian Journal of Pathology of the Oral and Maxillofacial Area.

He is a member of following scientific societies:

  • International Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

  • European Society of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeons.

  • Azerbaijan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • Expert of the European Academy of Osteointegration of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery

Preparation of scientific personnel
Under the guidance of prof. Ch.R. Rahimov, the thesis works for candidate of medical sciences are defended by:

M.D. Muhammadi (1996), E.T. Ahmedov (1998), A.A. Huseynov (2005), G.E. Guliyeva (2005), F.M. Ashirov (2007), M.M.Davudov (2008), I.M. Farzaliev (2014), E.M. Aliyev (2012), T.R. Guliyev (2017), E. Hasanov (2018)

At present, the execution of positions at the University:

  • Member of the Great Academic Council of the University.

  • Member of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Dentistry.

  • Deputy Chairman of the Specialized Dissertational Council under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

  • Chairman of the Task Group of the Faculty of Dentistry.

  • Chairman of the Commission on the score-rating of the academic teacching staff of the University.

  • Deputy Director of the Dental Clinic of the University

Computer knowledge:

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynot, Pages.

Language skills:

Azeri, Russian, English

Marital status:

Married, has 2 daughters and a son

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