History of the department The Department of Surgical Diseases of the Pediatric Faculty of SamSMU was founded in 1980 on the basis of the Samarkand Clinical Hospital №1. In 1980-1997 The department was headed by Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Karabaev Khudoiberdi Karabaevich. In 1997, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Abdurakhim Salamovich Salamov was elected the head of the department, and until 2007 he worked as the head of the department. In 2007-2014. The head of the department was Doctor of Medical Sciences. Professor Abdullaev Sayfullo Abdullaevich. Since 2014, Ph.D. docent. A.S. Babajanov is the head of the department of surgical diseases of the Faculty of Pediatrics.