Department of Intensive Care


Address: Eivenių 2, LT-50009, Kaunas


Head of the Department prof. MD Vidas Pilvinis

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The Department of Intensive Care as an individual department of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences was established in 1997. However, the scientific and educational work in the field was active since 1975.



The Department of Intensive Care is LUHS training base, where:

  • I year students of the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Public Health, Faculty of Odontology acquire basic knowledge and skills about the main principles of the first aid for the critically ill patients and resuscitation;
  • II and IV year students of the Faculty of Nursing study issues of Intensive nursing;
  • III year students of the Faculty of Pharmacy study issues of Intensive care and Intensive care of acute poisoning;
  • V year students of the Faculty of Medicine study the problems of Diagnostics and management of life threatening status, Intensive therapy and Homeostasis disorders during life-threatening condition.

The Department of Intensive Care together with the Department of Anaesthesiology implements a joint residency and qualify doctors anaesthesiologist-reanimatologist. After 4 year long studies and clinical work the residents choose their own professional way and work as anaesthesiologist and doctors of intensive care.

The Department of Intensive Care also implement professional development courses for physicians and nurses of various specialties.



The main research interests of the Department of Intensive Care focus on various issues of life-threatening conditions and disorders: microcirculatory disorders, polyneuropathy of critical illnesses, impact of human pulmonary venous innervation on cardiac arrhythmias and others.

Following the scientific path four dissertations are being prepared.

The Department participate in various international clinical researches; the staff of the Department take part in various international and national scientific associations and societies.

Together with the Lithuanian society of intensive care the Department implement scientific and educational events.


Staff of the Department

Prof. MD Vidas Pilvinis, Head of the Department

Prof. MD Dalia Adukauskienė

Assoc. Prof. MD Andrius Pranskūnas

Assoc. Prof. MD Raimundas Vaitkevičius

Lect., MD. Neringa Balčiūnienė 

Lect., MD Edvin Šneider 

Assist. Rūta Ablonskytė-Dūdonienė

Assist. Rolandas Damulevičius 

Assist. Asta Senavaitytė 

Assist. doct. Jūratė Šimkienė

Assist. Tomas Tamošuitis 

Assist. Jolita Vilčinskaitė

Administrator for studies dr. Jūratė Lionikaitė