Olga Bogomolets, (born March 22, 1966) – Ukrainian singer, songwriter and physician, Honoured Doctor of Ukraine, professor of the Bogomolets National Medical University (named after her great-grandfather, Oleksandr Bohomolets), the founder and chief doctor of the Institute of Dermatology and Cosmetology.
Olga Bogomolets was born on March 22, 1966 in Kiev, in the family of doctors. She comes from old Lithuanian-Rus gentry, whose origin goes back to the 15th century.
In 1989, she graduated from Kyiv Medical Institute (now the Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv). In 1993-1994, studied in Pennsylvania Medical University (Pennsylvania, US) and the Bernard Ackerman’s Institute of dermatopathology (Philadelphia, US).
After the return from US, she had started off her own Clinic of Laser Medicine, now known as the Dr. Bogomolets’ Institute of Dermatology and Cosmetology. Since 2003 till nowadays – the chief doctor of the Institute of Dermatology and Cosmetology. From December 2004 to October 2005 Olga Bogomolets was the personal physician of the President of Ukraine.
Olga Bogomolets is the organizer of the annual nationwide charitable campaign “Day of melanoma”.
She is the author of more than 70 research works on dermatology and owner of 9 patents for inventions in this branch of medicine. Bogomolets is the member of the American Academy of Dermatology and European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, the member of New York Academy of Sciences.
Olga Bogomolets is also known as a singer performing modern and old Ukrainian romances on lyrics by Ukrainian poets (Lina Kostenko, Olena Teliga etc.) and her own. She is the winner of All-Ukrainian singing poetry contest “Oberig” (The Guarding Sign) and international song contests “Sopot” (Poland) and “White Sails” (Ukraine). The winner of the Special Award of “Radio Liberty” (1991). She plays headlines in Ukraine, USA, France, Sweden, Germany, Poland and in the countries of Central Europe. All her concerts are charitable and aimed to support socially unprotected people and Ukrainian cultural heritage.
Olga Bogomolets shows her collection to the visitors to the Radomysl Castle
Since 2004, Olga Bogomolets has been arranging exhibitions of Ukrainian home icons from her collection in order to spread the Ukrainian culture and make it popular – both in Ukraine and abroad.
Bogomolets is the founder of the historical and cultural complex “Radomysl Castle” (2007), comprising the Museum of Ukrainian home icons – the first and only of its kind in the world. She had also founded art-hall Kairos in the center of Kyiv.
Olga Bogomolets is also known as an active organizer and participant of civic campaigns against illegal building works ruining historical and cultural relics and monuments of Ukraine. In November 2013 she encouraged her students to take part in the EuroMaidan protests.
Olga Bogomolets has four children – a son and three daughters.