Pavel graduated from the Military-Medical Academy in 2001 and did his residency as a general doctor in 2002.
Pavel then practiced in the St. Petersburg State Medical University in the name of I.P. Pavlov (First Medical Institute), where he earned his degree as a sports doctor with a major as a doctor-physiotherapist.
Pavel has had internships in some of the largest medical clinics in Europe. and has been working in Zenit since 2004. He is married, and has a daughter, Elizaveta.