The Department of Histology at the Grodno State Medical University was established in 1958. The first heads of the department were associate professors A.I. Yuvchenko (1958-1959) and I.I. Khvorostukhin (1959-1967). A major role played in the forming the staff of the Department and the histological school Grodno by prof. A.A. Turevsky. He was the Head of the Department from 1967 to 1997.
From 1997 to 2002 the Head of the Department was Prof Ya.R. Matsyuk.
Since 2002 till present the Head of the Department is Prof. S.M. Zimatkin.