Senior Management Team - MD Medical Group "Mother and Child" Russia Moscow
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Dr Mark KurtserPhD, Member of Russian Academy of Science - CEO and Member of the Board of Directors
Dr Mark Kurtser was appointed as CEO in June 2016. Dr Mark Kurtser is the founder of MD Medical Group and Member of the Board of Directors.  
Dr Kurtser began his career at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, where he went from assistant to associate professor of the Department. From 1994 to 2012, he headed the Centre for Family Planning and Reproduction, the largest state hospital with focus on OBGNY in Moscow. From 2003 to 2013, Dr Kurtser was the Chief Obstetrician-gynecologist of the Moscow Healthcare Department.
Dr Kurtser continues to be actively involved in the activities of the Group as company CEO and practicing physician.
Alexander Kotov First Deputy CEO
Alexander Kotov joined the Group in 2022 as the First Deputy CEO, where he is responsible for personnel management, legal issues and interaction with government authorities, as well as ensuring the security of MD Medical Group operations. Prior to joining the Group, Alexander held senior positions in government bodies.
Alexander graduated from the Kutafin Moscow State Law University with a degree in Jurisprudence, and was also qualified as an Adviser in social management and personnel work at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Alexander also holds a PhD in Pedagogy.
Dr Yulia KutakovaPhD – Medical Director for Organizational and Scientific-educational Work
Dr Yulia Kutakova joined MD Medical Group in 2012. She has over eleven years of practice experience in obstetrics and gynaecology. Prior to joining the Group, Dr Kutakova was Chief of Maternity in the Organisational and Tutorial Department of Public Healthcare of the City of Moscow. She holds a degree in medicine from Pirogov Medical University, a degree in management from the Moscow Institute of Management and a PhD in medical science
Dr Sergey Arabadzhyan PhD, Assoc. Prof. – Medical Director for Technology Innovation
PhD, Assoc. Prof. – Dr. Arabadzhyan joined the Group in 2010. Until 2012 - doctor of the pregnancy pathology department at the MD Group hospital. From 2012 to 2014 Dr Arabadzhyan worked as Commercial Director and from 2012 to 2018 was Head of the Obstetric physiological department of the Lapino-1 сlinical hospital. From 2018 to 2020 he held the position of Chief Physician of the “IDK Mother and Child Hospital” in Samara.  He was appointed to the position of Medical Director for innovative technologies of MD Medical Group in 2020.
Mr. Arabadzhyan graduated from the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University. A practicing physician, he holds a PhD in Medicine, is an Assoc. Prof. at the Department of Reproductive Medicine, Clinical Embryology and Genetics of the Samara State Medical University.
Iya Lukyanova Chief Financial Officer
Iya Lukyanova joined the Group in 2015 as Chief Accountant, where she oversaw the financial issues and projects on automation and digital transformation. Since 2022, she has been holding the position of Chief Financial Officer, where she is responsible for financial, corporate, legal and IR areas of MD Medical Group. Prior to joining the Group, Iya worked as a financial manager at SG Records Management.
Iya Lukyanova graduated from the Saratov Socio-Economic Institute with a degree in Finance and Credit, a member of Self-regulatory organization of auditors Non-Profit partnership “Auditor Association Sodruzhestvo”.




Elena BalashovaChief Operating Officer
Elena Balashova joined the Group in 2019 as Director of Procurement. Since 2022, she has been holding the position of Chief Operating Officer, where she is responsible for procurement, information technology, marketing and advertising, design and construction of medical facilities, as well as the operation of medical and engineering equipment and other systems.
Before joining the Group, Elena worked in senior positions at ERKAFARM, EVRAZ, BTK Group, as well as Head of the Department for ensuring medical organizations of the Moscow Healthcare Department.
Elena Balashova graduated from the Ryazan State Radio Engineering University with a degree in Computer-Aided Design Systems. In 2015, she received an MBA degree from the Moscow International Higher Business School (MIRBIS).



Dr. Natalia ButkevichPhD – Medical Director, Head of clinical hospitals
Dr. Natalia Butkevich joined the Group in 2018 as Head of the Department of Medical Prevention for Adults. From 2018 to 2022, she was Head of Out-patient Treatment Department, as well as Deputy Director of clinical hospitals of MD Medical Group. In 2022, she was appointed Medical Director and Head of clinical hospitals of MD Medical Group.
Dr. Butkevich graduated from the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University. Practicing physician, she holds a PhD in Medicine, Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation. Natalia Butkevich has more than 40 years of experience in medicine.