Nino Okribelashvili

Nino Okribelashvili

Date of birth – 09.09.1961


1978-1984 – Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU), pre-diploma education, specialization: Medicine

1984-1986 – TSMU, clinical residency, specialization: Psychiatry

1990 – TSMU, awarded degree: Candidate of Medical Sciences

2000-2001 – George Washington University, School of Business Administration – young lecturers exchange program, the U.S. Department of State Scholarship administered by ACCEL.

2007 – Professional training: Systemic Healthcare Management – OPM international training course administered by the Ministry of Health and the University of Georgia

2007 – Professional training: “Management of Traditional Chinese Medicine” administered by the Economic and Commercial Office of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing, China

2005-2006 – International training program: “Pension reform – making long-term decisions,” I-II stages, organized by SIDA/BICON, Stockholm, Sweden

2005 – Professional training: “Social security system,” organized by USAID/World Learning

2003 – Training for higher education planning specialists and managers, prepared by IIEP/UNISCO and implemented by International Institute for Education Policy Planning and Management, Bakuriani, Georgia

2001-2003 - Alberto Vilar Medical Program (I-II stages), the American Austrian Foundation, the University Hospital of Vienna – Salzburg (Austria) – Cornell (USA) seminars in psychiatry, organized by OSI/AAF

1997 – XVI international training seminar: “Rehabilitation of torture victims and their families,” organized by RCT/IRCT (Copenhagen, Denmark)


2017 – Diploma and Medal of the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia for important contribution to the development of medical sphere

2000-2002 – Georgian President’s scholarship holder

Pedagogical experience

2016-2019 – Member of the Academic Council of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

2014-2014 – Member of the Representative Council of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Since 1997 – TSU Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Full Professor from 2012 (at different times – Assistant Professor, Associate Professor)

2007-2009 – Social workers school (PHDS), director (EU grant - Program of Cooperation in the Black Sea Region in Area of Migration between Countries of Origin, Transit and Destination)

1993-2018 – Collaborating with various universities as a visiting lecturer: Higher Medical School "AYETI", Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi State Pedagogical University, Tbilisi State University of Psychology, Dastakari, Georgian University, Saint King Tamar University, etc.

Professional experience

Since 2015 – Center for Mental Health and Prevention of Addiction, Deputy Director General in charge of Psychiatry

2011-2015 – Head of Psychiatric Department, Unimed-Kakheti Ltd., Tbilisi Referral Hospital

2007-2008 – Agency for Health and Social Programs, adviser and program consultant

2004-2007 – The State United Social Insurance Fund of Georgia, chairperson of the supervisory board

2004 – Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Deputy Minister

1987 – 2010 – M. Asatiani Psychiatry Institute (junior research fellow, senior research fellow, scientific secretary, deputy director in charge of science, scientific director)

Involvement in public activities

Since 2018 – Chairperson of the Union of Georgian Medical Associations

Since 2018 – Member of the World Association on Dual Disorders

2017-2018 – Chair of Appeals Board of the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement

2013 – The Parliament’s Healthcare and Social Issues Committee, member of the board of advisers on mental health issues

Since 2011- Secretary General of the Avlipi Zurabashvili Society of Psychiatrists (2013-2018) and member of the board

Since 2013 – Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs, member of the mental health policy council

2006-2009 – CoE expert, health division, the department of partial consent and health in the sphere of social unity and public health, the committee developing the tools used in the sphere of mental health

2006-2009 – Ministry of Education of Georgia, National Center for Educational Accreditation, member of the Accreditation Council of higher educational institutions

2005-2007 – Member of pension reform group, the Parliament’s Health and Social Issues Committee

2005-2009 – Member of the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS)

2002-2007 – Member of post-diploma and lifelong medical education council, the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs

Since 2000 – JFDP alumna

1996 – 2010 – Member of European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS)

Main publications

1. Interdisciplinary collaboration in Practice; The Georgia Process and Model (2018) Halbreich U., Chkonia E., Okribelashvili N., Karosanidze I , Goginashvili K. in book: Advances in Psychiatry edited by Afzal Javed, Kostas N. Fountoulakis Edition: Springer, 2019 pp.267-278

2. Culture and prevalence of hallucinations in schizophrenia - Bauer, S.M., Schanda, H., Karakula, H., Olajossy- Hilkesberger, L., Rudaleviciene, P., Okribelashvili, N., Chaudhry, H.R., Idemudia, E.E., Gscheider, S., Ritter, K., Stompe, T. - Comprehensive Psychiatry. [Oxford] : Elsevier Science. ISSN 0010-440X. Vol. 52, iss. 3 (2011), p. 319-325.

3. Traumatization & Forcible Migration: Past Experience & Future Challenges (Impact of the 2008 Russia–Georgia War)” – 2009 - Proceedings in report of NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) 2009 "Returnees and the social reconstruction of communities affected by armed conflicts” pp.59-61

4. Suicide motives and culture - degree of modernisation, response behavior and acceptance – 2008 - Ritter, K., Chaudhry, HR., Idemudia, S.E., Karakula, H., Okribelashvili, N., Rudaleviciene, P., Stompe, T - World Cultural

Psychiatry Research Review (2008) - Vol. 3, N. 2, pp.69-76

5. The psychological aspects of burning mouth syndrome - Kenchadze R., Iverieli M., Okribelashvili N., Geladze N., Khachapuridze N. Georgian Med News, 2011 May ;(194):24-8 21685517

6. War Related Stress –Naneishvili G., Okribelashvili N., Gigolashvili K. - in: “Novel Approaches To The Diagnosis And Treatment Of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder” M.J. Roy (Ed.) IOS Press, 2006 pp.264-268 ISSN: 1574-5597