Professor of Pediatric Surgery, MD PhD, Kukuruza Yuri Petrovich. Born in 1932 in Chernhihivskiy area Bobrovitsky area village Dedovo. In 1957 he graduated from the pediatric faculty of the Kiev Medical Institute. In 1957-1960 he worked as a pediatrician and a surgeon in Shpolyanske CRH Cherkasy region. In 1960-1962 years of clinical interns, and in 1962-1964 years post-graduate department of pediatric surgery Kiev Medical Institute. In 1964-1966 he worked as an assistant in the department of pediatric surgery Simferopol Medical Institute. From 1966 to 1976 the head of course, and from 1976 to 2006, Head of the Department of Pediatric Surgery Vinnitsa Medical Institute, since 2006 - professor. In 1964, in Kiev defended his thesis on congenital pyloric stenosis. " In 1968, promoted to associate professor. In 1984, in Kiev defended his doctoral thesis on the topic "Acute hematogenous osteomyelitis of the bones of the hip joint in children." In 1986, promoted to professor. Author of 4 books - ("Surgical treatment of congenital pyloric stenosis", "Complex treatment of acute hematogenous osteomyelitis in children", "Septic forms of acute hematogenous osteomyelitis in children", "Laparoscopic Surgery in Pediatrics"), a science teacher's book "Pediatric Surgery. Malformations in Children ", has 116 publications, 11 inventions, 7 innovations. Pediatric surgeon doctor of the highest qualification category, has state awards and distinctions: Order "Badge of Honor" Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Diploma Health of Ukraine.