Professor Rafig Rzayev, born on December 1, 1949, hails from Neftchala city, Azerbaijan. Between 1967 and 1973, Rafig Rzayev pursued studies at Azerbaijan Medical University. Following graduation, Rafig Rzayev undertook an internship in ENT at the same institution from 1973 to 1974. Advancing their education, Rafig Rzayev achieved a Ph.D. through correspondence postgraduate studies at Azerbaijan Medical University spanning from 1976 to 1982. Further academic endeavors led to the Russian Medical Academy of Post Degree Formation in Moscow, where an MD was earned between 1984 and 1986.
Rafig Rzayev's professional journey unfolds across various medical institutions:
- From 1974 to 1976, served as a Doctor in the Soviet Army.
- As an ENT doctor, contributed to the Azerbaijan Railway Hospital from 1976 to 1979.
- In 1982-1983, took on the role of Otolaryngologist at Baku Children's Hospital, concurrently managing other responsibilities.
- Leading the Department of "Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery" at Azerbaijan Central Railway Hospital marked Rafig Rzayev's tenure from 1986 to 2016.
- Prof. Rzayev sought training at the Department of ORL-Klinik Universitätsspital, Zurich, from 1990 to 1991.
- From 2016 to 2020, Rafig Rzayev served as an ENT doctor at "Baku Spero Hospital".
- Since 2020 to the present day, Rafig Rzayev continues to excel as an ENT doctor at the Internal Troops Military Hospital.
Beyond clinical practice, Dr. Rafig Rzayev boasts a distinguished scientific profile, with a wealth of over 100 publications, including 2 monographs, and 3 patented inventions. Actively engaging in numerous International Scientific-Practical Congresses has further enriched Rafig Rzayev's contributions.
Public service has been an integral facet of his career. He held positions in Dissertation Councils, notably at Azerbaijan Medical University from 2003 to 2005, and at the National Oncological Center from 2006 to 2008. In 2007, he joined the esteemed "North American Skull Base Society" (NASBS) and in 2008, became a valued member of the editorial council of the "Vestnik Otorinolaringologii" journal (Rus).
Specializing in Skull Base Surgery, Micro-and Endoscopic Middle Ear Surgery, and Neck Surgery, Dr. Rafig Rzayev showcases a deep-seated passion for their field.