Dr. Turchaninov graduated with honors from the Odessa Medical School in Ukraine in 1982. He was admitted to the residency program of the Kiev Scientific Institute of Orthopedy and Rehabilitation, which he completed in 1985. After his residency, he worked as a physician at the Clinical Hospital of Department IV of the Ukrainian Ministry of Public Health. From 1986 to 1988, he worked as a supervisor of the rehabilitation program for the Ukrainian Ministry of Public Health. During these years, he also worked with the medical team of the relief effort following the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster. From 1988 to 1992, Dr. Turchaninov worked as a senior scientific researcher at the Kiev Scientific Institute of Orthopedy and Rehabilitation. In 1989, Dr. Turchaninov obtained his PhD degree in medicine, and in 1990, graduated from the Kiev Scientific Institute of Orthopedy and Rehabilitation’s manual therapy and medical massage programs designed for physicians. In 1992, Dr. Turchaninov was invited to work in rehabilitation centers in New York City and Scottsdale, Arizona, as head of their medical massage program. In 1998, he founded the publishing company Aesculapius Books. He lectures in the U.S. and abroad on issues of manual therapy and medical massage and is regularly invited to speak at American and international conferences. Dr. Turchaninov is the author of more than 100 scientific papers and publications in both European and American medical journals. He is the author of three major textbooks: Medical Massage, Volumes I and II, and Therapeutic Massage: A Scientific Approach. His is the founder of the Science of Massage Institute dedicated to bringing clinical science into massage therapy and educating therapists on the clinical applications of Medical Massage. Dr. Turchaninov is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Massage Science. Dr. Turchaninov lives in Phoenix, Arizona. His interests are literature, art, history, and travel.