Chistov Alexander – MD, practicing clinician, Doctor of Rehabilitation Medicine, a keen photographer, a member of the Russian Professional Medical Association of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (RACAM), Bryansk, Russia
A graduate of the Medical faculty of the Smolensk State Medical Institute (1983).
About fifteen years engaged in active revival and promotion of the use of medicinal leeches in medical practice. Chairman of the organizing committee of three Inter-regional Conferences for the Treatment of Medical leeches, held in Bryansk (2000-2002 gg.), an active member of the All-Russia (Moscow) and Interregional Exhibitions (Bryansk) 2000-2013.
An active participant in training courses of medicinal leech therapy and monthly meetings of the section «Unindifferent» Russian Society of Doctors for Regenerative Medicine.