Dr Vadim Brjalin


Languages: Estonian, English and Russian

I have long-term experience in gastroenterology and I work on diagnosing and treating various gastrointestinal diseases. I use different diagnostic methods like gastro-, coloscopic and ultrasound diagnostics in my practice. In collaboration with the patient, I try to find the best solution to his problems. I am convinced that good diagnostics result in a successful medical treatment – well diagnosed, well treated (bene diagnoscitur, bene curatur).

While completing my doctoral studies at the University of Tartu, I delved into studying liver diseases, especially hepatitis C and cirrhosis. Currently, I actively participate in the liver transplant program in Estonia. In addition to working as a gastroenterologist in West Tallinn Central Hospital, I gained valuable experience in the field of diagnostics of gastrointestinal diseases working in cycles from 2002 to 2011 at the Danish Oncology Private Clinic. I keep up to date with professional news by doing presentations at various seminars and training sessions, thus training other colleagues.


2008–2014 Tartu University, doctoral studies
2003 Fellow in Gastroenterology, European Board of Gastroenterology, London
1997–2000 Supplementary courses in gastroenterology, endoscopy and ultrasound diagnostics at the University of Tartu
1991 Leningrad Military Medicine Academy, Internship in Therapy and Endoscopy
1990 Leningrad Military Medicine Academy, medical degree, cum laude

Work Experience

2019– Tallinn Centre of Medical Specialists
2016– West Tallinn Central Hospital, senior doctor–gastroenterologist
2002–2016 West Tallinn Central Hospital, gastroenterologist
2000–2001 Tallinna Mäekalda Polikliinik, gastroenterologist
1997–1999 Eksperimentaalse ja Kliinilise Meditsiini Instituut (EKMI), Tallinna Järve Haigla, Department of Epidemiology and Oncology, Working Group on Gastroenterology, researcher
1996 Private clinic Tradis, doctor of internal medicine, endoscopist
1992–1994 Tallinn hospital, doctor of internal medicine, endoscopist

Additional Training

I have completed professional courses in Estonia, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany and Denmark. Every year I regularly attend professional seminars and conferences both in Estonia, in other European countries and also in the United States.

Memberships and Associations

Estonian Society of Gastroenterology
Estonian Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Estonian Medical Association
European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
European Association for Study of Liver Diseases
European Crohn and Colitis Organisation


In my spare time I like to travel and enjoy sports, I have been practicing Argentine tango for 5 years.