Tamari Rukhadze

ESMO National Representative in Georgia

Term 2012 – 2014
Address National Cancer Centre,
Tbilisi Georgia
Lisi Lake
0177 Tbilisi


Tamari Rukhadze

Dr. Tamari Rukhadze is Medical Oncologist, Palliative Care Service Coordinator of National Cancer Centre, medical consultant of home based palliative care service in Tbilisi, Georgia. She is a supervisor of Palliative Care curses at the level of under- and postgraduate medical education, also Head of Academic Affairs Office of the Faculty of Medicine of Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

Dr. Tamari Rukhadze graduated as a medical doctor Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia in 2000, completed post-graduate fellowship in clinical oncology at the National Cancer Centre in Tbilisi, Georgia. In 2002 – 2003 she was trained in Clinical Oncology at Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2004 Georgian Board of Oncology certified her as a medical oncologist. In 2005 she was Fellowship holder in Cancer Prevention and Cancer Biology at the National Cancer Institute (NCI, NIH, Washington, USA). In 2006 she gained a PhD degree in Oncology by the Georgian Academy of Science. Since 2006 she is International Fellow at San Diego Hospice and Institute of Palliative Care (CA, USA).

Dr. Rukhadze is a Research Director of National Pain Control Study in Cancer Patients. She is also involved in opioids availability and accessibility activities and is a committee member at the Palliative Care National Coordinator Office working at the Parliament of Georgia. 

Dr. Tamari Rukhadze is member of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) since 2005, since 2008 she is member of ESMO Palliative Care Working group. She is also member of International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA). In 1999 she was awarded of Stipend of President of Georgia.

Dr. Tamari Rukhadze has contributed to over 30 publications, co-authored two books in Palliative Care in Georgian Language (guide for medical doctors and for nurses). She participates in Palliative Care projects and is actively involved Palliative Care Implementation in Georgia.