Kateryna (Katya) Gamazina, MD, is PATH’s country director for Ukraine. She oversees implementation of all PATH projects in Ukraine and manages the day-to-day operations of PATH’s office in Kyiv. She also serves as the project director for PATH’s tuberculosis control efforts in Ukraine and manages PATH’s avian influenza project. In addition, she is responsible for program development and maintains relationships with local partners, donors, and government agencies.
Dr. Gamazina sits on several national committees related to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis control, and immunization in Ukraine. She has managed numerous social science and biomedical research studies and is an advisor on several PATH projects in the country of Georgia. Before becoming country director, Dr. Gamazina served as deputy country program leader for several years. From 1997 to 2000, she was the project director for PATH’s breast cancer project in Ukraine. She has also participated in several immunization and infection-control projects for PATH.
Before joining PATH, Dr. Gamazina worked as chief immunologist at Zhytomyr Regional Hospital and as an epidemiologist (infection disease surveillance) in Zhytomyr Regional Sanitary Epidemiological Station.
Dr. Gamazina received her medical degree from Kyiv Medical School, Ukraine, in 1987. Her native languages are Russian and Ukrainian, and she is fluent in English.