Popov S.V.

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

H-index: RSCI 20, Scopus 11, Web of Science 12

After graduating from the Faculty of General Medicine of Tomsk Medical Institute in 1982, Sergey V. Popov worked as a surgeon and an anesthesiologist-intensivist, and, later, he held the positions of junior, senior and leading research scientist in the Branch of the All-Union Cardiology Research Center of the Academy of Medical Sciences of USSR.

In 1988, he defended doctoral thesis titled "Comparative efficacy of reversing paroxysmal tachycardias by various methods of electrical stimulation" for an academic degree of Candidate of Medical Sciences. In 1996, he defended doctoral thesis titled "Electrical methods of diagnosis and control over pharmacological therapy and treatment of paroxysmal tachycardias and tachyarrhythmias" for an academic degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences. Since 1992, he has been a Head of the Department of Cardiac Pacing and Heart Arrhythmia Surgical Treatment. In 2002, he was elected a Deputy Director for Research and Clinical Work of Cardiology Research Institute of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.

In 2000, Sergey V. Popov was awarded an academic title of Professor and, in 2010, a title of Honored Science Worker of the Russian Federation. In 2011, he was elected a Corresponding-Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in discipline of Cardiology and, in October, 2016, a Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.
In 2016, he was appointed as a Director of Cardiology Research Institute and as a Deputy Director for Science and Clinical Work of Tomsk NRMC.

Research Interests

Primary research interests of Sergey V. Popov comprise the study of the electrophysiological mechanisms of heart rhythm and conductance disorders as well as challenges of their diagnosis, pharmacological, interventional, and surgical treatment. Sergey V. Popov is one of the leading scientists in the field of clinical electrophysiology of the heart and interventional arrhythmology. He is an author of 822 scientific works including 26 books and 26 authorship certificates and patents. After his election as a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2011, he published 147 scientific works including 6 books and 4 patents.


  • Member of the Joint Scientific Council Board of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences in a part of Medical Sciences
  • Vice-President of the All-Russian Scientific Society of Arrhythmologists
  • Member of the Presidium of the Russian Cardiology Society Board
  • Member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
  • Member of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)

Achievements, awards, and grants

Sergey V. Popov made substantial contribution to discovery of pathophysiological mechanisms of various forms of cardiac arrhythmias; he developed and implemented into clinical practice a number of original surgeries, devices, and instruments for diagnosis and radical high-tech interventional treatment of arrhythmias including life-threatening disorders in patients of different age even in newborns. Under his direct supervision, the network of arrhythmology divisions in the region of Siberia and Far East was created; Siberian Arrhythmology Center became the largest arrhythmology clinic of the country.

For the first time in Russia, Sergey V. Popov developed and implemented the method of radiofrequency ablation of cardiac arrhythmias. He implanted new-generation biventricular electric cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators for treatment of patients with severe heart failure. Being a worldwide renowned Russian cardiologist, Sergey V. Popov promotes achievements of his team abroad and regularly gives talks at symposia, conferences, and meetings.

Sergey V. Popov is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Biomedicine (USA) and the Complex Issues of Cardiovascular Diseases. He is also a Deputy Editor-in-Charge of the Journal of Arrhythmology and the Siberian Medical Journal (Russia).

For his excellence and long-standing and fruitful work, Sergey V. Popov has been awarded with the government and community awards: Honorary Diploma of the All-Russian Scientific Society of Arrhythmology «For Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Diagnostics and Treatment of Heart Rhythm Disorders» and Honorary Diplomas of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation and the Russian Academy of Science. He is a laureate of Tomsk Region Award in the Field of Science and Healthcare. Sergey V. Popov has honorary title of Distinguished Veteran of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


  1. Kuck K.H., Lebedev D.S., Mikhaylov E.N., Romanov A., Gelle´r L., Kalejs O., Neumann T., Davtyan K., On Y.K., Popov S., Bongiorni M.G., Schluter M., Willems S., Ouyang F. Catheter ablation or medical therapy to delay progression of atrial fibrillation: the randomized controlled atrial fibrillation progression trial (ATTEST). Europace 2021;23(3):362-369.
  2. Popov S.V., Mukhomedzyanov A.V., Tsibulnikov S.Y., Khaliulin I., Oeltgen P.R., Prasad N.R., Maslov L.N. Activation of peripheral opioid κ1 receptor prevents cardiac reperfusion injury. Phycological Research 2021;70:523-531.
  3. Anfinogenova N.D., Vasiltseva O.Y., Vrublevsky A.V., Vorozhtsova I.N., Popov S.V., Smorgon A.V., Mochula O.V., Ussov W.Y. Right atrial thrombosis and pulmonary embolism: a narrative review. Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 2020;46(8):895-907.
  4. Dzhaffarova O.Yu., Svintsova L.I., Plotnikova I.V., Krivolapov S.N., Popov S.V., Paech C. Follow-up of a child in 12 years after radiofrequency ablation (case report). Sciences of Europe 2019;2(70):41-44.
  5. Maslov L.N., Naryzhnaya N.V., Boshchenko A.A., Popov S.V., Ivanov V.V., Oeltgen P.R. Is oxidative stress of adipocytes a cause or a consequence of the metabolic syndrome?. Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology 2019;15:1-5.
  6. Maslov L.N., Tsibulnikov S.Y., Prokudina E.S., Popov S.V., Boshchenko A.A., Singh N., Zhang Yi, Oeltgen P.R. Trigger, signaling mechanism and end effector of cardioprotective effect of remote postconditioning of heart. Current Cardiology Reviews 2019;15(3):177-187.
  7. Tsibulnikov S.Y., Maslov L.N., Gorbunov A.S., Voronkov N.S., Boshchenko A.A., Popov S.V., Prokudina E.S., Singh N., Downey J.M. A Review of Humoral Factors in Remote Preconditioning of the Heart. Journal of Cardiovascular pharmacology and therapeutics 2019;24(5):403-421.
  8. Shvedova M., Anfinogenova Y., Popov S.V., Atochin D.N. Connexins and nitric oxide Inside and outside mitochondria: significance for cardiac protection and adaptation. Frontiers in Physiology 2018;9:1-13.
  9. Kondratieva D.S., Afanasiev S.A., Popov S.V. Influence of amiodarone and dronedarone on the force – interval dependence of rat myocardium. BioMed Research International 2018; :1-7.
  10. Sazonova S.I., Ilushenkova Ju.N., Batalov R.E., Gusakova A.M., Saranchina Ju.V., Rogovskaya Ju.V., Popov S.V. Plasma markers of myocardial inflammation at isolated atrial fibrillation. Journal of Arrhythmia 2018;34(5):493-500.
  11. Krylatov A.V., Maslov L.N., Voronkov N.S., Boshchenko A.A., Popov S.V., Gomez L., Wang H., Jaggi A. S., Downey J.M. Reactive oxygen species as intracellular signaling molecules in the cardiovascular system. Current Cardiology Reviews 2018;14(4):290-300.
  12. Afanasiev S.A., Garganeeva A.A., Kuzheleva E.A., Andriyanova A.V., Kondratieva D.S., Popov S.V. The Impact of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus on Long-Term Prognosis in Patients of Different Ages with Myocardial Infarction. Journal of Diabetes Research 2018; :1-6.
  13. Anfinogenova Y., Shvedova M., Popov S.V. Nanoparticles as agents targeting cholesterol crystallization in atherosclerosis. Medical Hypotheses 2017;102:19-22.
  14. Pekarskiy S.E., Baev A.E., Mordovin V.F., Semke G.V., Ripp T.M., Falkovskaya A.U., Lichikaki V., Sitkova E.S., Zubanova I.V., Popov S. Denervation of the distal renal arterial branches versus conventional main renal artery treatment: a randomised controlled trial for treatment of resistant hypertension. Journal of Hypertension 2017;35(2):369-375.
  15. Anfinogenova Y., Grakova E.V., Shvedova M., Kopieva K.V., Teplyakov A.T., Popov S.V. Interdisciplinary approach to compensation of hypoglycemia in diabetic patients with chronic heart failure. Heart Failure Reviews 2017;23:481-497.
  16. Gombozhapova A., Rogovskaya Y., Shurupov V., Rebenkova M., Kzhyshkowska J., Popov S.V., Karpov R.S., Ryabov V. Macrophage activation and polarization in post-infarction cardiac remodeling. Journal of Biomedical Science 2017; :1-11.
  17. Kologrivova I.V., Suslova T.E., Koshelskaya O.A., Vinnizkaya I.V., Popov S.V. T-helper-1, T-helper-17, T-regulatory lymphocytes in hypertensive patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 or impaired glucose tolerance: association with clinical and metabolic parameters in a case control study. Translational Medicine Communications 2016;1(2):1-11.
  18. Afanasiev S. A., Kondratieva D. S., Rebrova T. Yu., Batalov R.E., Popov S.V. Coupling of the Functional Stability of Rat Myocardium and Activity of Lipid Peroxidation in Combined Development of Postinfarction Remodeling and Diabetes Mellitus. Journal of Diabetes Research 2016; :1-6.
  19. Zavadovsky K.V., Saushkin V.V., Khlynin M.S., Popov S.V., Lishmanov Y.B. Radionuclide Assessment of Cardiac Function and Dyssynchrony in Children with Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia.. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology 2016;39(11):1 213-1 224.
  20. Ryabov V.V., Kruchinkina E.V., Rogovskaya Yu.V., Ryabova T.R., Batalov R.E., Rebenkova M.S., Popov S.V., Karpov R.S. Clinical and morphological characteristics of chronic inflammation in the myocardium in patients with decompensated chronic heart failure accompanied by ischemic systolic dysfunction: study protocol for an open-label nonrandomized trial. Clinical Trials in Degenerative Diseases 2016;1(4):160-165.
  21. Rogovskaya Y., Botalov R., Ryabov V., Rebenkova M., Karpov R., Popov S., Kzhyshkowska J. Role of Inflammation, Viruses and Tissue Macrophages in The Development of Idiopathic Arrhythmia and Heart Failure. Key Engineering Materials 2016;683:487-492.
  22. Sazonova S.I., Ilyushenkova J.N., Lishmanov Y.B., Batalov R.E., Sazonov A.E., Larionova L.A., Nesterov E.A., Varlamova N.V., Rogovskaya J.V., Shelkovnikova T.A., Popov S.V. Assessment of radiological techniques application possibility for non-invasive diagnostic of latent inflammatory processes in myocardium in patients with atrial fibrillation. Annals of Nuclear Medicine 2016;30(10):738-748.
  23. Ripp T.M., Mordovin V.F., Pekarskiy S.E., Ryabova T.R., Zlobina M.V., Baev A.E., Anfinogenova Y., Popov S.V. Predictors of renal denervation efficacy in the treatment of resistant hypertension. Current Hypertension Reports 2015;17(12):1-7.
  24. Efimova N.Yu., Chernov V.I., Efimova I.Yu., Popov S.V. Use of 99mTc-HMPAO for scintigraphic evaluation of cerebral microcirculation in the patients with persistent atrial fibrillation. Advanced Materials Research 2015;1084:496-500.
  25. Nosarev A.V., Smagliy L.V., Anfinogenova Y., Popov S.V., Kapilevich L.V. Exercise and NO production: relevance and implication in the cardiopulmonary system. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology 2015;2(73):1-7.
  26. Dyakova E.Y., Kapilevich L.V., Shylko V.G., Popov S.V., Anfinogenova Y. Physical exercise associated with NO production: signaling pathways and significance in health and disease. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology 2015;3(19):1-8.