Reverend Father Archpriest Evgeny Ivanovich Legach, PhD, Dr habil, Doctor of Theological Science, Professor, is a Ukrainian Orthodox archpriest, clinical surgeon, medicine theoretician, biologist, cultural researcher, and theologian.
Evgeny graduated from Kharkov Medical Institute, Medicine Treatment Department in 1993; internship (General surgery) of Kharkov Medical Academy of postgraduate education (Department of thoracic-abdominal surgery) in 1996; postgraduate studies (Cryomedicine) of the Institute of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Department of cryobiochemistry and pharmacology of neurohumoral systems) also in 1996.
In 1998 Evgeny defended his PhD thesis in Medicine (Cryobiology and Cryomedicine) on the topic "The influence of cryopreservation on adrenocortical tissue". In 2009 he passed the habilitation in Medical Sciences (specialties "Transplantology and artificial organs; Cryomedicine") on the topic "Combined transplantation of cryopreserved organotypic cultures of endocrine glands (experimental study)".
Prof Rev Fr Evgeny is a certified surgeon of the highest (1st) degree. He took the following additional education courses: 1) medical seminar "Actual problems of clinical transplantation" in the Ukrainian Medical Dental Academy (Poltava, 2000, 2005); 2) Internship programme "Bronchoscopy and intubation, instrumental methods of diagnosis" in the Clinic Charite (Berlin, Germany, 2002); 3) international medical seminar "Neurosurgery, Treatment of Parkinson's disease" (Salzburg, Austria, 2005).
Since 2009 Prof Rev Fr Legach is the Chief Scientific Researcher of the Department of Cryoendocrinology, Institute of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Department of cryobiochemistry and pharmacology of neurohumoral systems.
Since 2020, Prof Rev Fr Legach is the Head of the Department of Cryoendocrinology, Institute of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Along with these achievements in clinical medicine and science, Fr Evgeny is also an Orthodox priest and one of the most famous Ukrainian theologians. He graduated from Kharkov Ecclesiastical Seminary in 2008, as well as Chernovtsi Ecclesiastical University in 2012.
He was ordained a deacon in 2016 on Pentecost, and a priest in the same year on Holy Cross Day.
Fr Evgeny's scientific interests include studying ideologies in science–technology–society (STS) conceptual area, e.g. the ideology of unity of scientific knowledge without division to secular and theological.
His recent books include the edited monograph SARS-CoV-2 and Coronacrisis: Epidemiological Challenges, Social Policies and Administrative Strategies (Springer, 2021).