10 The Oldest Russian Surgeon: 87 and Still Operating

The Oldest Russian Surgeon: 87 and Still Operating

Posted on January 29, 2015 by tim


The Russian newspaper, Kommersant, has published an interesting set of photos by Ilya Pitalev about the oldest Russian surgeon. The woman, Alla, is already 87 years old but still works as a surgeon in the hospital. Want to read more about this granny the surgeon and her story - read on:


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She says that she still spends almost all of her time in the hospital, operating, consulting other doctors and talking with patients.

In Russia, women usually retire in their mid fifties, so she being in her 80s is really a sort of rarity - she is officially the oldest surgeon in the whole country and maybe even in the world.

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10 Responses to “The Oldest Russian Surgeon: 87 and Still Operating”

  1. john says:

    That is one special lady. wow

  2. Bowner says:

    and her name is…

  3. Al says:

    Wow! This lady is a huge inspiration! Makes me think that I have wasted my own life. Very humbling.

  4. Rob Normann says:

    What a lady. It is good to see there are some good people in this world. God bless those who seeks peace and those who gives, in the name of Christ.

  5. Vijay says:

    Amazing and impressive.

  6. Paul J says:

    a true HERO of Russia. God bless!

  7. Tobbe says:

    Don’t let Fredrik Reinfelt see this :D

  8. FC says:

    Cool and all, but I’ll take the 40-50year old who still can hold their hands steady..

  9. m. says:

    Oh, she’s sweet with this all- I have 7 cats, so I have to work to feed them with delicious food.

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