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Dr. Yelena Akelina

Overview

Yelena Akelina, DVM, MS is a Research Scientist and a Director/Instructor in Clinical Microsurgery at the Microsurgery Research and Training lab at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University.

She has been teaching microvascular surgery to different medical professionals from all over the US and abroad since 1996.

Dr. Akelina completed her Doctrine of Veterinary Medicine from Moscow Veterinary Academy in 1987 and obtained her Master Science in Toxicology in 1991.

Dr. Akelina is one of the founders of IMSS (International Microsurgery Simulation Society) and an active member of many other domestic and international societies for microsurgery such as WSRM (World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery), ASRM (American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery), RAMSES (Robotic Assisted Microsurgical and Endoscopic Society), and ISEM (International Society for Experimental Microsurgery).

The program she runs at Columbia University trains microsurgery to more than 200 surgeons and researchers a year from many institutions from all over the US and more than from 60 countries.

The main goal of the training program she directs is to teach surgeons to operate on very small vessels (1mm diameter) and nerves using microscopes so they can perform similar surgeries on people and save lives.

New York, United States
Microsurgery
English  /  Russian
2 Courses available
68 Reviews

Reviews

Global Review
4.8 /5
Pedagogy
4.7 /5
Hospitality
4.8 /5
Knowledge aquired
4.9 /5
Recommendation
4.8 /5
Nov 9, 2019
Dr. Tomasz R.
Nov 9, 2019
Dr. Clayton A. Dr. Akelina and her staff were fantastic. She is an incredible microsurgeon, but she doesn’t do any hand holding, she teaches by letting you make mistakes and showing you how to get out of them. I now feel that I have a solid grasp of the basic mechanics and strategies for advancing my skills in microsurgery. I would highly recommend to any aspiring microsurgeon.
Nov 1, 2019
Dr. Alessandro Q.
Oct 25, 2019
Dr. Pieter-Bastiaan D.
Oct 11, 2019
Dr. Christopher P.
Sep 14, 2019
Dr. Baris K.

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Work Experience

Research Scientist Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Microsurgery Training and Research Laboratory
Since 2014
Columbia University
Director Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Microsurgery Training and Research Laboratory
Since 1998
Columbia University

Education

Basic and Advanced Microsurgery Training
Since 1996
Columbai University
DVM
1982 to 1987
Moscow Veterinary Academy
Masters Degree in Veterinary Science
1982 to 1987
Moscow Veterinary Academy

Pubmed

Torsion Does Not Affect Early Vein Graft Patency in the Rat Femoral Artery Model.
2019
Journal of reconstructive microsurgery Read it here Reestablishment of Lymphatic Drainage after Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer in a Rat Model.
2018
Plastic and reconstructive surgery Read it here Histological Changes in the Rat Femoral Artery Following the Use of the Empty-and-Refill Test.
2018
Journal of reconstructive microsurgery Read it here

Pubmed

Supermicrosurgery Simulation Training Program for Submillimeter Anastomoses in the Rat Epigastric Artery and Vein Microsurgery

Professional Associations

World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Member IMSS International Microsurgery Simuation Society Co-Founder, Past President. ASRM member

Honors

Honorary member of the faculty of MSc Reconstructive Microsurgery team. Queen Mary University of London
2016

Recent Engagements

Instructor Summer Masters in Microsurgery
6/7-9/2017
Singapore,
Invited Speaker WRSM
6/14-19/20
Seoul,
invited Speak RAMSES
3/1-5/2017
Maastricht,