The department was founded in 2007 according to the Resolution of the Academic Senate and the Order of Rector of NMARE, Academician of NAMS of Ukraine, Full Professor Yu. V. Voronenko. MD, Dr. Sc., Full Professor G. P. Kozynets, Winner of the State Prize of Ukraine, President of the Association of Combustiologists of Ukraine, member of the Association of Combustiologists and Plastic Surgeons of Russia and Europe, member of the Central Certification Commission of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, was elected the head of the department.
The main educational area of the department is the Course of Combustiology for postgraduate advanced training of combustiologists at the specialization and pre-attestation courses in Combustiology as well as surgeons, traumatologists, anesthesiologists at the thematic advanced courses on the actual issues of burns, frostbites, traumatic and infectious skin lesions for heightening qualification and practical skills, mastering the up-to-date methods of diagnosis and treatment.
The department’s effort also focuses on the advanced training of surgeons in actual preventive, reconstructive and restoration, and aesthetic surgery by obtaining the required practical skills and mastering the up-to-date methods of surgery.
The department is the main one in combustiology in Ukraine.