Pati Dzotesenidze, after graduating Medical University, did a residency program specializing in Neurology. Later she undertook Postgraduate Training Programs, in particular, in chemotherapy at the National Center of Oncology. Working as neurologist and neuro – oncologist in 1995-2004, she had often feeling that providing only disease directed treatment isn’t enough and something must be done to fill the gaps in care and relationship with patients. In that period, she had just vague idea about Palliative care. Later she had found out that much can be done for the patients in need by providing supportive care / palliative care and comforting them. In 2007 she has Joined Georgian National association for palliative Care and in 2008 became fellow of the Pain Policy Study Group program “International Pain Policy Fellowship”.
Since that Period Pati Dzotsenidze participates in activities concerning palliative care development and pain management in Georgia. She is actively involved in projects aiming to resolve different problematic issues addressing legislation, national strategies for palliative care development, Opioid availability, education and public awareness.
- Assistant professor – Georgian National University
- Former Senior Specialist – Department of Scientific Research and Development, Faculty of Medicine, Tbilisi State University; Tutor of PHD Students and Doctoral studies.
- Neuro – oncologist / chemotherapist Neurology and Neurosurgery S/R Institute (2000 – 2009)
- Neurologist, Neurology and Neurosurgery S/R Institute, Tbilisi, Georgia (1998 – 2004)
- PHD thesis (2015 – 2019) on the problems regarding opioid availability and accessibility – “Evaluating Barriers to Chronic Pain Management and their Impact on the Quality of the Health Service”.
- One of the authors of the:
- National Guideline for Primary Health Care Physicians in Chronic Pain Management.
- First national strategy for palliative Care development (2011-2015) and of the new under revision
- Changes of introduced in laws of Georgia and legislation concerning palliative care and pain management.
Education / Honors
- PHD in Public Health – Iv. Javakhishvili, Tbilisi State University (TSU).
- Internship/ Residency in Neurology – Tbilisi Scientific/Research Institute
- Medical Doctor, Tbilisi State Medical University, Specialization General Medicine, Physician
- Fellowship /Scholarship
- Fellow – International Pain Policy Fellowship; Pain & Policy Studies Group, University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin, USA (2008 – 2012) .
- Scholar – International Visiting Scholar Program; The Institute for palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, California, USA (2010)
- “Integrated Care”, 2021, © Georgian Care Platform. Authors Ioseb Abesadze, Ucha Vakhania, Marine Kuratashvili, Davit Otiashvili, Pati Dzotsenidze, Tengiz Tsuladze, Davit Khubua, Givi Javashvili ISBN 978-9941-8-3145-4 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YQ0ciUVEaTlMsdOERJy5T41EOzmNUiCd/view
- Biopsychosocial Approach to Health Care, 2020, © Georgian Care Platform. Authors: Ioseb Abesadze, Nana Agapishvili, Ucha Vakhania, Kakha Kvashilava, Marine Kuratashvili, Davit Otiashvili, Pati Dzotsenidze, Davit Khubua, Givi Javashvili;
- Pati Dzotsenidze, Tamar Lekashvili, Nino Chikhladze, Maka Jorbenadze, Ioseb Abesadze, and Dimitri Kordzaia. 2018. “Impact of Ambiguous and Restrictive Regulations on Opioid-Prescribing Practice in Georgia.” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, March. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.03.018
- Kiknadze, Nino, and Pati Dzotsenidze. 2018. “Palliative Care Development in Georgia.” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 55: S25–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.03.021.
- Pati Dzotsenidze, Tamari Rukhadze, Ioseb Abesadze. 2018 Chronic Pain Management- Physicians” Perceptions, Patients/Family Members Concerns and Reality”. Clinical Oncology, Scientific – practical Journal N5/6 2017/2018 გვ.37-47.
- Pati Dzotsenidze, MD; Ioseb Abesadze, MD, PHD; Martha A. Maurer, MSSW, MPH, PhD; Aaron M. Gilson, MS, MSSW, PhD, Nino Chikhladze, MD, PHD, Dimitri Kordzaia, MD,PHD, Maka Jorbenadze, MD, PHD „Identifying barriers and inconsistencies in laws affecting pain management in Georgia“ Translational and Clinical Medicine – Georgian Medical Journal 2018.
- Dzotsenidze, Pati, Martha A. Maurer, Dimitri Kordzaia, Ioseb Abesadze, Mary M. Skemp Brown, Aaron M. Gilson, and James F. Cleary. 2017. “The Contribution of the International Pain Policy Fellowship in Improving Opioid Availability in Georgia.” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, August. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.07.044.
- Pati Dzotsenidze; Ioseb Abesadze; Ekaterine Abzianidze; Rema Gvamichava; Nino 2016.” Pain – out of the health-care”. Clinical Oncology, Scientific–practical N4/2016 p.85-94, http://www.gsco.ge/Publications
- Pati Dzotsenidze, Nino Chikhladze, Maka Jorbenadze 2010, “Do human has the right to be free from Pain” Georgian Medical News ISSN 1512-0112
- R.Shakarishvili, A. Gvelesiani, P. Dzotsenidze Epidemiology of Neurooncologic Pathology – retrospective study (1988-1997), Caucasus Countries Oncologists First Congress Bulletin, 1999
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