Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor
1979 Medical Doctor degree with honors, Pirogov Moscow Medical University
1979 – 1981. – Clinical ordinator Department of Infectious Diseases, Pirogov Moscow Medical University
1981 – 1983 – Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, Pirogov Moscow Medical University
1983 – 1986 – infectious disease specialists, Botkin Hospital
1986 – 88 – Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases 2 MOLGMI
1988 – 1990 – Associate Professor, Department of Internal and Infectious Diseases
1990 – 2014 Head of Department of Infectious Diseases of the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Federal Biomedical Agency of Russia
2010 – 2013 – Chief Specialist in Infectious Diseases of Ministry of Health of Russia.
2014 – present time – Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology , Pirogov Moscow Medical University
1982 – PhD, 1987 – DSc, 1991 – Professor. Highest attestation category infectious disease physician since 1996.
Professor Nikiforov is an author of 185 publications and 3 monographs. In 2003 he was awarded the honorary title “Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation”
Teaching experience – more than 30 years
Professor Nikiforov provides ongoing organizational and methodical and medical advisory work in hospitals, the overall network and abroad. He repeatedly participated in the elimination of outbreaks and epidemics of infectious diseases such as hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, salmonellosis, yersiniosis, pseudotuberculosis, diphtheria, viral gastroenteritis, botulism, etc. in the Russian Federation and abroad, as well as in prevention of recurrence cholera epidemics in Dagestan (1995), outbreaks of typhoid in Chechnya (2000) and hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Dimitrovgrad in 2009
Since 1989 Professor Nikiforov constantly works on optimization of the results of prevention and treatment of exotic and highly dangerous infections: has experience in treating patients with cholera, plague, anthrax, rabies, melioidosis and etc. He participated in organizing and conducting epidemiological, preventive, curative and sanitary work in elimination of accidents at the facilities of biotechnology, including the prevention of epidemiological complications in adjacent areas.
Since 2014 Professor Nikiforov is an UN expert from the Russian Federation in investigation of use of chemical and biological weapons.
From 2012 to the present time Professor Nikiforov is an editor-in-chief of the Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases journal