Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2023. Vol. 68. № 2

DOI: 10.33266/1024-6177-2023-68-2-99-104

Leonid Andreevich Ilyin (on the Occasion of His 95th Birthday)

I.L. Efimova

A.I. Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center, Moscow, Russia.

Contact person: Efimova Irina Leonidovna, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Leonid Andreevich Ilyin is a recognized world authority in the field of radiation medicine, biomedical and hygienic aspects of radiation protection. From 1968 to 2008 for 40 years – director and scientific director of the State Scientific Center of the Order of Lenin of the Institute of Biophysics. Since 2008 – Honorary President of the Federal State Budgetary Institution «State Research Center of the Russian Federation – A.I. Burnazyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center» (after the merger of the Institute of Biophysics and Clinical Hospital No. 6).

Thanks to the work of Academician Ilyin, his students and colleagues, highly effective drugs for the prevention and treatment of acute radiation injuries were created, tested and entered into domestic practice. Repeatedly took part as a supervisor in testing the developed drugs in field conditions. He is a veteran of special risk units. L.A. Ilyin is the first scientist in the world who developed and substantiated the forecast of the radiological consequences of the Chernobyl disaster, subsequently confirmed by leading foreign and domestic experts.

Keywords: biophysics, radiation safety, Chernobyl acsident, Ilyin

For citation: Efimova IL. Leonid Andreevich Ilyin (on the occasion of his 100th birthday). Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2023;68(2):99-104. DOI: 10.33266/1024-6177-2022-67-4-99-104



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