The department called operative surgery and topographic anatomy was organized in 1955. The first head of the department was associate professor Ya.M. Krinitsky. From 1956 to 1959 the department was headed by associate professor V.K. Sobolev. From 1959 to 1976 the head of the department was associate professor V.I. Koshkin.
Subsequently, from 1976 to 1982. the department was headed by Professor N.A. Khlopov, rector of the Semipalatinsk Medical Institute.
Under the leadership of N.A. Khlopova is defended by one doctoral (V.I. Nagibin) and 5 Ph.D. theses (A. B. Burshakbaev, P. S. Sychev, A. Z. Dyusupov, R. M. Arslanov, V. V. Gnoevs). Since 1982, the head of the department was MD, associate professor V.T. Goncharov.
Much attention was paid to educational work. So, in 1982, the authors N.A. Khlopov, N.I. Aryamkina, V.T. Goncharov, V.I. Nagibin published lectures for students on operative surgery with topographic anatomy. At the request of practical doctors, the department published a monograph: “Topographic and anatomical foundations of acupuncture” (authors N. A. Khlopov., F. Sh. Sharifeslanov, L. S. Rybakov, V. I. Nagibin, V. T. Goncharov).
In 1992 The atlas “Surgical instruments” was published in the state and Russian languages. In 2001 published a course of lectures on operative surgery with topographic anatomy for students of II-IV courses (V.T. Goncharov), atlas “Hernia repair” in the state language for students of II-IV courses (N.N. Nauryzov).
Since 2007, the head of the course was appointed senior teacher Nurlan N.N.
In 2008, Bukatov A.K. was appointed responsible for discipline. Graduate of Semipalatinsk State Medical Academy.
Since 2011 the course of Topographic Anatomy and Operative Surgery was combined with the Department of Human Anatomy.
In 2018 the department of Topographical and Clinical Anatomy was revived, the initiator of which was the rector of Semey State Medical University Zhunnusov Y.T. The purpose of the revival is to improve the quality of students' knowledge of clinical anatomy and operative surgery. The department was headed by master Bukatov A.K.
The following people work at the department: head teacher Mukasheva M.M., master, Kossayeva S. B., teachers: Van O.N., Akasheva S.A., Umurzakov Kh.T., Baymusanov A.N., Sekey N., Mamyrkhanova GM, Art. laboratory assistant Sadu T.N., workers of funeral services Chuaskhanova A.M., Karymsakova B.S.