I received my medical degree from the Rostov State Medical University in Russia and trained in general surgery at The University of Toledo Medical Center. I completed training in Plastic Surgery at Penn State University Medical Center. I am board certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery. After practicing in Northern Virginia, I returned to academic practice at The University of Toledo Medical Center in 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Chief in the Division of Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery. My clinical expertise includes complex reconstruction of tissue defects in the head and neck, breast and extremitites, abdominal wall reconstruction, skin and soft tissue malignancies and melanomas.