She was trained in diabetic foot in University Clinic of Geneva, Manchester Royal Infirmary and University of Virginia (rehabilitation and technology). She is a Director of “Diabetes Foot Centre” of “International Diabetes Programm” scince 1991, she is a national representative in International Working Group of Diabetic Foot. She was elected as Council Member of European Association for the study of Diabetes (EASD) (2003-2007) and as Committee Member of Diabetic Foot Study Group of EASD (DFSG) (2001-2008). Fields of research interests: diabetic foot, diabetic sensory-motor and autonomic neuropathy, diabetic complications. She is reviewer of Diabetes Medicine (UK), Diabetes Science and Technology (US), member of editorial board of Diabetic Foot Journal (UK). She organized several International Diabetic Foot meetings (2005, 2008, 2011) and 1st Postgraduate Course in Diabetes for EASD (2007) in Russia.
She participated in several polar expedition, head of biomedical research program of women expedition in Antarctica in 1988-89