• 1st Moscow Medical Institute (I.M.Sechenov), Moscow, Russia
    Doctor of Medicine



  • Institute of Neurology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow
    Clinical Adult Neurology,


Fellowships (1992-1998):

  • Clinical Adult Neurology,Institute of Neurology, Moscow, Russia
    Supervisors:Prof. Dr. D.K. Lunev, MD, DSc
  • Stroke Research Unit, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Supervisors:Prof. J.W.Norris, MD, FRCP
  • UT-Houston /Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Canada
    Supervisors:J.C.Grotta, MD/S.E. Black, MD


US Clinical Stroke Fellowships:

  • SUNY Buffalo, NY
    Supervisors:Patrick Pullicino, MD
    July 1, 1994 – June 30, 1995
  • UT-Houston Medical School
    Supervisors:James C. Grotta, MD
    July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004