Dr. Paata Ratiani is a pioneer in medical tourism in Georgia founding the first medical tourism company in 2007. He has the academic background in medicine (Tbilisi State Medical University), international relations and business management (GIPA). Before launching the Medical Tourism business he worked in the ministry of Health of Georgia for 6 years in various leading positions being responsible for international affairs. His company, “Medtourgeorgia,” sends now more than 200 patient inquiries per year. He is one of the most advanced medical tourism facilitator in Eastern Europe and former USSR.