Awards and Achievements


06/2013           Member of the Team of the Year, Department of Urology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY

05/2013          Best Poster for Kidney Cancer Localized Moderated Poster Session, “Nephrosclerosis is Common in Young                                                 Patients with RCC: Potential Implications for Increasing Role of Renal Preservation”,  AUA                                                                                   Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA 

05/2011           Best Annual Audio-Visual Award, Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Adrenalectomy for                                                                            Pheochromocytoma:The National Cancer Institute Technique, American Urological Society, Washington DC       

05/2010           “Evaluation of Success for Ablative Renal Masses:  Concerning Inaccuracy of Cross-Sectional Imaging”, Best                                                Clinical Science Posters in Renal Cancer. Annual Meeting of the American Urological Society. San Francisco, CA

05/2009           “Impact of Eschemia and Procurement Conditions on Gene Expression in Renal Cell Carcinoma”, Best Basic                                                Science Poster in Renal Cancer. Annual Meeting of the American Urological Society. Chicago, IL

07/2004           Silver Scalpel Award for Best Surgical Resident –Teacher. Department of Surgery. Albany Medical College

06/2004           Best Teacher Award. Division of Urology. Albany Medical College

09/2003            Third Place in Resident’s Essay Competition. 55th Annual Meeting. Northeastern Section AUA. Halifax, Nova                                                 Scotia, Canada.

05/2002           Certificate for Best Research in 2000-2001. Division of Urology. Albany Medical College

04/2002           First Prize in Basic Reasearch. Seventh Annual Upstate New York Urological Association Resident’s Day                                                       Competition. Skaneateles, NY

05/2001           Recipient of the C.R. Bard Urological Award. Albany Medical College

11/1999           Accepted to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

10/1999           Winner of the 10th European Student Conference Abstract Competition at Berlin University. Berlin, Germany

05/1999           Dean’s Certificate for Outstanding Research Endeavors. Albany Medical College

05/1999           Winner of the Eighteenth Annual Associated Medical Schools Medical Student Research Awards Program. New                                             York, NY

05/1999           Award for Distinquished Performance in Research. Associated Medical Schools

05/1999           Recipient of the Educational Grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation

04/1999           Winner of the American Geriatrics Society Abstract Competition.

1993-94           Certificates in Recognition of Exceptional Scholastic Ability. Presidential Scholar of 1993 Fall, 1994 Spring,                                                   and 1994 Fall semesters. Siena College

09/1993           Board of Registry by the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Qualification: Medical Laboratory Technician

05/1991           Board of Registry by the State Qualification Committee, USSR. Qualification: Registered Nurse

05/1991           Diploma with Honors. Nursing. Kiev Medical School #4.