In the year 1956 , the Lugansk State Medical University was founded. Earlier it was referred to as Voroshilovgrad State Medical University.

During its formation years, many eminent and distinguished academicians were actively involved with the institution.

The University has nearly 3,000 students , which includes foreigners from more than 60 countries. The University has 22 clinical and 18 theoretical departments.

Among the best medical universities in Ukraine, Lugansk State Medical University ranks third .