From August 2014 to the present, the department is headed by associate professor Yarmukhamedova Saodat Khabibovna
Yarmukhamedova S. Kh. was born in 1966 in the Samarkand city. In 1989, she graduated from the medical faculty of SamSMI with honors. Since 2004, candidate of medical sciences, and since 2010, associate professor at the Department of Internal Medicine.
The department was established in the 1932-1933 academic year and was located on the basis of the therapeutic department of the SamSMI clinic. The first head and organizer of the department was professor S. P. Zavadskiy.
In 1934, associate professor A.R. Hechtman was appointed as the head of the department.
In 1936-1941, associate professor T.S. Mnatsakanov headed the internal medicine department. During these years, the department has deeply studied the treatment of Malaria, changes in water-salt exchange and pigment metabolism, clinic and treatment of croup pneumonia.
After the start of the war in 1941, the activity of the department was temporarily suspended, because the departments of the Leningrad Military Medical Academy evacuated and were placed in the treatment buildings of the SamSMI clinic.
In 1942, the activity of the department was revived. Associate professor A.Kh. Malyar was appointed as the head of the department.
In 1943-1945, the department was headed by professor A.S. Mnushkin.
In 1945, Associate Professor A.Kh. Malyar (1945-1949) headed the Department of Internal Medicine propaedeutics. In 1949, B. D. Davidov was elected as the head of the department, he headed the department until 1951. During these years, the issues of splenomegalic form of lymphogranulomatosis and accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity, the issues of metabolism in alimentary dystrophy were studied.
In 1951-1963, Professor M.K. Kulmatov was the head of the Department of Internal Medicine. The scientific direction of the department was the study of brucellosis, croupous pneumonia and trichodesmotoxicosis.
In 1963-1965, the department was headed by associate professor U.K. Vakhabova. The scientific direction of the department was epidemiology, treatment and prevention of atherosclerosis, arterial hypertension and ischemic heart diseases.
Since 1965, the department was headed by an associate professor, later professor B.Kh. Khamzaliyev. He headed the department for 27 years (1965-1992). In these years, the main scientific direction of the department was focused on the study of anemia issues.
From 1992 to 1995, the department was headed by Professor G. Kh. Haydarova
Due to transferring of G. Kh. Haydarova to another department Associate Professor R.R. Sattarov (1995-1997) headed the internal medicine propaedeutics department. In 1997, the department of propaedeutics of internal medicine joined the department of internal medicine No. 1 as a course, and this department was headed by professor G. Kh. Khaydarova in 1997-1999.
Samiyev Utkur Basirovich – was born in 1952. In 1976, he graduated from the medical faculty of SamSMI with honors. Candidate of medical sciences since 1986, associate professor since 1993.
In 1999, associate professor U.B. Samiyev was appointed as the head of the department.
In the 2002-2003 academic year, the number of students at the institute increased, the staff of departments was expanded, and the course of internal medicine propaedeutics again gained the status of an independent department, associate professor U.B. Samiyev was appointed as the head of the department.
In 2011-2014, the department was headed by associate professor Abdullayev Nurmamat Abdullayevich
Abdullayev N.A. was born in 1945 in Khiva, Khorezm region. In 1967, he graduated from the medical faculty of SamDTI with honors. Since 1974, candidate of medical sciences, and since 1992, associate professor of the faculty therapy department. At the same time, he was the Chief Physician of 1 clinic of SamSMI.
Professor T.S. Mnatsakanov, U.K. Vakhabova, S.A. Aripov became honored scientists of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Professor B. Kh. Khamzaliev, associate professor M. N. Khayitov, associate professor V. I. Garkusha later became health workers who served in the Republic of Uzbekistan. Professor U.K. Vakhabova was the deputy of the second convocation of the Supreme Council of the USSR. Professor T.S.Mnatsakanov, Professor M.K.Kulmatov, Professor G.Khaydarova Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Professor T.S. Mnatsakanov, Professor U.K. Vakhabova, Associate Professor M.N. Khayitov, Associate Professor U.B. Samiyev worked as vice-rectors of SamSMI.
M.N. Khayitov (1960-1966), U.K. Vakhabova (1966-1981), S.A. Aripov (1981-1986) were rectors of SamSMI. M.N. Khayitov (1966-1974) was the first secretary of the Samarkand city committee, S.A. Aripov was first the deputy minister (1972-1979), then worked as the minister of health of the Republic of Uzbekistan (1979-1981).
Today, the staff of the department consists of 15 people. In the department, S.Kh. Yarmukhamedova, PhD Tairov D.R., senior teacher Nazarov F.Yu., assistants Kh.D. Makhmudova, Haydarova Z.E., Vafoyeva N.A., Bekmuradova M.S., Gafforov X.Kh., Khusainova M.A., Normatov M.B., Yarmatov S.T., Khaidarov S.B., Ergasheva M.T., Kamalova D.J. and Azizova S.K. are operating. The department is located on the basis of the 2nd therapy (Cardiology) department of the Multidisciplinary Clinic of SamSMU. The main scientific direction of the department is the problems of cardiology and rheumatology. Today, the department has all conditions for treating patients and teaching students: a ward, classrooms, and a conference hall.