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Yevgenia Shekhtman, MD

Area of Specialty:

Neurosurgery, Brain and Spinal Tumors, Minimally-invasive Spine Surgery

Professional Appointments:

Attending Neurosurgeon; Director of Education, Department of Neurosurgery, Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center, Edison, New Jersey

Graduate Education:

Neurosurgery Residency, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 2009-2015, Chief Resident in Neurosurgery, Bellevue and Manhattan VA Hospitals, 2015-2016

Medical School:

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2005-2009

Undergraduate Education:

Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA 2001-2005

Specialty Board Certification:

Board Eligible, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Research Interest:

Current clinical trials involving novel therapy for glioblastoma:

A Phase 2/3 Randomized Open Label Study of Toca 511, a Retroviral Replicating Vector, Combined with Toca FC versus Standard of care in Subjects Undergoing Planned Resection for Recurrent Glioblastoma

A Study of Ad-RTS-hIL-12 With Veledimex in Subjects with Glioblastoma or Malignant Glioma

Professional Memberships: Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha Society, American Medical Association

Honors and Awards: Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar, UC Berkeley; National Merit Scholar; Golden Key Honor Society; National Dean’s Honor List, UC Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa; Washington University Summer Research Fellowship Grant; Washington University Summer Research Prize; Alpha Omega Alpha, Washington University School of Medicine


Fluent in Russian and Spanish

Representative Publications:

Hill TC, Frisoli FA, Shekhtman Y, Zagzag D, Golfinos JG: Oligodendrogliomas. In: Zaninovich R, editor. Gliomas, Aspectos Clínicos y Quirúrgicos. Argentina; Ediciones Journal. Chapter 6, 2015.

Hill TC, Shekhtman E, Choudhury O, Pourfar M, Kondziolka D: Pilot Study Evaluating Safety of Unilateral Gamma Knife Subthalamotomy for Parkinson’s Disease, 2014-2017.

Kim I, Shekhtman E, Wisoff J, Kondziolka D: Stereotactic Radiosurgery as Part of Multimodality Craniopharyngioma Management. In: Evans J, Kennings T, editors. Craniopharyngiomas- Comprehensive Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome, 2015. San Diego (CA); Elsevier. Chapter 20, P. 327- 334.

Blackburn SN, Kadkhodayan Y, Shekhtman E: Treatment of basilar tip aneurysms with horizontal PCA to PCA stent-assisted coiling: case series. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery 2013; 5(3): 212-6.

Shekhtman Y, Kim I, Weiner H: Focal resection of leptomeningeal angioma in a rare case of Sturge-Weber syndrome without facial nevus. Pediatric Neurosurgery 2013; 49(2): 99-104.

Shekhtman E, Geerling JC, Loewy AD: Aldosterone-sensitive neurons of the nucleus of the solitary tract: multisynaptic pathway to the nucleus accumbens. Journal of Comparative Neurology 2007; 501(2): 274-89.

Shekhtman E, Geerling JC, Loewy AD: Salt Appetite and Its Connection to the Brain’s Reward Center. Washington University Summer Research Symposium, 2006.

Shekhtman E, Geerling JC Loewy AD: The Connection Between the Nucleus Accumbens and the Salt-Sensitive Neurons of the Nucleus of the Solitary Tract. Washington University Summer Research Symposium, 2005.