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Dr. Yelena Akelina
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Specialty Microsurgery
Place New York, United States
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.

Videos
Courses
New York Presbytarian Hospital at Columbia University, 10032 New York, New York
3
Seats available
$2,200 - $2,400
Mentoring
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New York Presbytarian Hospital at Columbia University, 10032 New York, New York
3
Sold out
$2,200 - $2,400
Mentoring
New York Presbytarian Hospital at Columbia University, 10032 New York, New York
Seats available
$2,200 - $2,400 / Attendee
Mentoring
New York Presbytarian Hospital at Columbia University, 10032 New York, New York
Sold out
$2,200 - $2,400 / Attendee
Sold out
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
Master Degree in Toxicology
1982 to 1987 Moscow Veterinary Academy
Pubmed
2018
Histological Changes in the Rat Femoral Artery Following the Use of the Empty-and-Refill Test. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery Read it here
2017
A Comparison of the Minimal-Touch Technique and the Eversion Technique for Microvascular Anastomosis in a Rat Model. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery Read it here
2017
Predicting Thrombosis Formation in 1-mm-Diameter Arterial Anastomoses with Transit-Time Ultrasound Technology. Plastic and reconstructive surgery Read it here
2017
Defining Standards in Experimental Microsurgical Training: Recommendations of the European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR) and the International Society for Experimental Microsurgery (ISEM). European surgical research. Europaische chirurgische Forschung. Recherches chirurgicales europeennes Read it here
2016
Caffeine Does Not Reduce Blood Flow Following Arterial Anastomosis in the Rat. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery Read it here
2016
Effect of Microvascular Anastomosis Technique on End Product Outcome in Simulated Training: A Prospective Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery Read it here
2015
Dietary guidelines for caffeine and chocolate after digital replantation. The Journal of hand surgery Read it here
2014
Topical cilostazol inhibits neointimal hyperplasia in a rat interposition vein graft model. Plastic and reconstructive surgery Read it here
2014
The rat model in microsurgery education: classical exercises and new horizons. Archives of plastic surgery Read it here
2013
The rat model of femur fracture for bone and mineral research: An improved description of expected comminution, quantity of soft callus and incidence of complications. Bone & joint research Read it here
2013
Effect of white adipose tissue flap and insulin-like growth factor-1 on nerve regeneration in rats. Microsurgery Read it here
2013
Histologic and functional outcomes of nerve defects treated with acellular allograft versus cabled autograft in a rat model. Microsurgery Read it here
2013
Microsurgery training for the twenty-first century. Archives of plastic surgery Read it here
2011
Ipsilateral, cabled sural nerve for a sciatic nerve defect: an experimental model in the rat. Journal of neuroscience methods Read it here
2010
Collagen nerve protector in rat sciatic nerve repair: A morphometric and histological analysis. Microsurgery Read it here
2008
Endogenous adipose tissue as a hemostatic: use in microsurgery. Microsurgery Read it here
2003
Applying the "3 Rs": training course in surgical techniques. Lab animal Read it here
Professional Associations
World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Member
IMSS International Microsurgery Simuation Society
Co-Founder, Past President.
ASRM
member
Robotic Assisted Microsurgical & Endoscopic Society (RAMSES)
Educational Board member
ISEM
Educational Board member
Honors
Honorary member of the faculty of MSc Reconstructive Microsurgery team.
Queen Mary University of London 2016
Recent Engagements
6/7-9/2017
Instructor Summer Masters in Microsurgery Singapore,
6/14-19/20
Invited Speaker WRSM Seoul,
3/1-5/2017
invited Speak RAMSES Maastricht,
1/14-17, 2
Invited Speaker ASRM Hawaii,
1/11-15/20
Participant, Exhibitor ASRM meeting Jan 2018 Phoenix,
Reviews
Global Review
5/5
Pedagogy
5/5
Hospitality
5 /5
Knowledge aquired
5/5
Recommendation
5 /5
Aug 17, 2018
Dr. Aldo L.

Aug 3, 2018
Dr. Nader H.

Jul 28, 2018
Dr. Yaroslav B.

Jul 28, 2018
Dr. Yaroslav B.

Jul 14, 2018
Dr. Fatine E.

I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in microsurgery, or who wants to horn in on this difficult skill. It's a very informative course with complete hands on experience. No more than 3 students per week so the attention is really one on one and Dr Yelena is the BEST !

Jul 13, 2018
Dr. John S.

Excellent course!

Jul 7, 2018
Dr. Bryan B.

Jul 7, 2018
Dr. Bryan B.

Jun 25, 2018
Dr. Andres L.

Jun 22, 2018
Dr. Moayad A.

Best course I've ever attended, the faculty were extremely organized and were able to tailor the experiences for each one of us, small grouping "3" made it possible for the faculty to monitor our progression and ensuring that we get the maximum out of these 5 days. Having zero experience in Microsurgery at day one, and being able to perform vein grafts by the end of the course can tell how useful it was. EXTREMELY RECOMMENDED.

Jun 16, 2018
Dr. Ahmed D.

Jun 15, 2018
Dr. Christopher S.

The knowledge and experience of Yelena, assistance from the highly trained and capable interns such as Amro, and small group setting of the course (maximum of three) make this probably one of the best microsurgery courses in the world. I would highly recommend it if you'd like to learn micro from scratch or brush up and develop your existing skills. Many thanks!

Jun 11, 2018
Dr. Boris A.

The course and personel overpassed my expectations. Academic level and Hospitality were the Highest features I ever seen in an International trainning. I recommend it doubtlessly.

Jun 2, 2018
Dr. Sayid Z.

Jun 2, 2018
Dr. Gerrit D.

<p>Great Course, learnt a lot.</p> <p> </p>

May 26, 2018
Dr. Ariane B.

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