Dr Julia Kotšetkova


Languages: Estonian, English and Russian

I finished rheumatology residency in 2016 and since then I have been working as a rheumatologist at the West Tallinn Central Hospital. I chose the specialty of a rheumatologist when I was studying at high school. I am interested in all aspects of rheumatology and I am constantly trying to improve my professional skills. I’m happy to train and educate both family doctors and patients.


2016   University of Tartu, Rheumatology residency
2012   University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, medical degree 

Work Experience

2018– Tallinn Centre of Medical Specialists, rheumatologist
2016– West Tallinn Central Hospital, Clinic of Internal Medicine, rheumatologist
2016 Melior Clinics, general doctor
2015–2016 North Estonia Medical Centre, Emergency care department, doctor

Additional Training

I regularly attend different conferences in Estonia and abroad. Because I work in the Clinic of Internal Medicine, I broaden my knowledge in other specialties as well. In 2017 I was the first in Estonia to obtain the EULAR European Certificate of Rheumatology. In 2018 I obtained practical knowledge in Italy on how to perform ultrasound examinations of joints.

Memberships and Associations

Estonian Society of Rheumatology
Estonian Medical Association


In my free time I enjoy traveling, sports, reading and spending time with my family and friends.