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Yevgenia Shekhtman, MD


Bachelor of Arts University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA) Major: Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience emphasis (2001-2005); Doctor of Medicine Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO) (2005-2009); Resident, Neurosurgery, NYU/Bellevue Medical Centers, New York, Director: John G. Golfinos, MD (2009-2015); Chief Resident, Neurosurgery, NYU/Bellevue Medical Centers, New York, Director: John G. Golfinos, MD (2015-2016)

Awards and Honors:

Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar, UC Berkeley; National Merit Scholar; Golden Key Honors Society; National Dean’s Honors 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

Community Activities and Teaching:

La Clinica (St. Louis Spanish Free Clinic) volunteer; St. Louis Saturday Neighborhood Free Clinic volunteer; American Medical Women’s Association; mentorship and recruiting; Medical Spanish coordinator and instructor; Teaching assistant, NYU Department of Neurosurgery

Professional Memberships:

Alpha Omega Alpha Society; American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS); Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

Representative Publications:

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.

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: 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 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.

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.

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.

Hill TC, Shekhtman E, Choudhury O, Pourfar M, Kondziolka D: Pilot Study Evaluating Safety of Unilateral Gamma Knife Subthalamotomy for Parkinson’s Disease. Ongoing clinical research trial (6/14 - present).

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. Expected publication 2015.