Dr. Galina Ivanova is Professor and Chair of Department of medico-social rehabilitation research of the Institute of cerebrovascular pathology and stroke at the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU, Chief specialist of medical rehabilitation of the Ministry of health of Russia and Senior consultant at the hospital of incurable patients and rehabilitation center «Preodolenie» for patients with diseases and injuries of the nervous system. Dr. Galina Ivanova started to work in a stroke unit already in 1990. Since the early 1990’s she has been active in stroke care and research. Dr. Galina Ivanova is actively involved in the development of guidelines for stroke nationally. She is extensively published, with around 250 peer-reviewed original articles in various scientific and scientific-practical journals of Russia.