Maia Gabunia

Director

Maia Gabunia, MD, PhD

Education

 

 

1976 – 1982 – Pediatrician, Tbilisi State Medical Institute, Tbilisi, Georgia;

2004 – PhD, Neurology, Tbilisi State Medical Academy.

Professional experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 to present – The Chair of Georgian Academy of Childhood Disability;

2015 to present – Director of mental Health Center Gamma, Tbilisi;

2012-2015 – Head of mental health department at Neurodevelopment Center, Tbilisi;

2001 – 2018 – Highest Medical School “Aieti”, assistive professor of neurology.

2008 – 2012 – Aversi Clinic, child neurologist;

1998-2007 – The Center of Child Neurology and Neurorehabilitation, child neurologist;

1989-98 Children’s hospital N2, Tbilisi, child neurologist;

1987-89 The Center of Sepsis, Tbilisi, Intensive Care Unite physician;

1982-89 Republican Children’s Hospital, Tbilisi, Intensive Care Unite physician;

 

 

other

activities

2019-2022 – Principal Investigator of the research “Prevalence, clinical characteristics and risk-factors of autism spectrum disorders in Georgia” funded by Rustaveli National Science Foundation, grant № FR-18-304;

2019-2021 – Consultant/expert/trainer of the project „Expansion and Improvement of services for people with autism spectrum disorder in Georgia “– grant GE39, Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia;

2019-2020 – Director of the project Epidemiology of mental health problems in children funded by OSGF, grant № Med/02/19-20907;

2018 – Co-Author of State standard (protocol) of identification, diagnosis and management of Autism Spectrum Disorders;

2017-2018 – Director of the project “Co-funding of the 30th Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD)” funded by OSGF, grant №20714;

2017 – Expert, Georgian Parliament Decree on State Concept of Early Childhood Intervention;

2017 – Scientific director of 30th Conference of European Academy of Childhood Disability “Together We Are Stronger”, funded by Rustaveli National Science Foundation, grant № MG_CG_02;

2016 – Scientific director of seasonal school for young scientists “Neurodevelopmental Disorders – Evidence and Opportunity”, funded by Rustaveli National Science Foundation, grant №SS16_B_006;

2015-2016 – Director of the grant “Developing ECI system and service in Georgia”, funded by OSGF, grant № Med/28/15 – 20172;

2015-2016– Chair of Georgian Coalition of early Childhood Intervention;

2016 to present – Executive Committee member of Georgian Coalition of Early Childhood Intervention;

2016-2022 – National coordinator of European Academy of Childhood Disability;

2013-2015 – Director of the grant “Early Identification for ECI in Georgia”, funded by OSF London, grant №19629;

2012-2013 – Director of the grant “Coalition for Childhood Disability”, funded by USAID EWMI G-PAC, grant №805 12 210 3016 20;

2012-2013 – Director of the grant “Early Childhood Intervention Project – Georgia”, funded by OSF London, grant № Med/21/12-18831;

2009 – 2015 – a member of European Pediatric Neurology Society (EPNS);

2008-09 – a researcher in the study “Autism Spectrum Disorders in Georgia: Diagnostical and Epidemiological Issues “(granted by Georgian National Scientific Foundation, grant # GNSF/ST07/6-229);

2006 to present – a member of European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD);

2004 -2014 – the general secretary of Georgian Association of Child Neurologists and Neurosurgeons;

2001 to present – a lecturer of 11 CME courses organized by Georgian Association of Child Neurologists and Neurosurgeons;

2001 to present – a member of Georgian Association of Child Neurologists and Neurosurgeons (GACNN);

Author and co-author of 23 articles and 4 monographs.