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Dr. Konstantin Zakashansky is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science. After completing two years at the Moscow Medical Academy, Dr. Konstantin Zakashansky moved to the United States and graduated Magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota. He went on earning his medical degree from the Stony Brook School of Medicine. Dr. Zakashansky completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel and then fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Zakashansky's special interests include radical pelvic surgery, particularly minimally invasive approaches to treatments of benign and malignant gynecologic conditions. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and has been active in clinical and translational research, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting at national meetings. He also serves as a mentor for ob-gyn residents and medical students at Mount Sinai. Dr. Zakashansky is a Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. Awards 2007 - Outstanding Recent Graduate Award Stony Brook School of Medicine 2004 - Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 2002 - Galloway Fellowship Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital 2001 - 2004 Excellence in Medical Students Education Award Albert Einstein College of Medicine 1995 - Phi Beta Kappa University of Minnesota Publications Nezhat fr, Datta ms, Liu c, Chuang l, Zakashansky k. Robotic radical hysterectomy versus total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy for treatment of early cervical cancer. JSLS 2008 Jul-Sep; 12(3). Gretz h, Bradley wh, Zakashansky k, Nezhat f, Rahaman j, Chuang l, Bohren dl, Kreiger k, Rubin e, Sokolow a. Patient clinical factors influencing use of hysterectomy in New York, 2001-2005. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008 Jul 28;. Higgins sc, Zakashansky k, Bovbjerg dh, Hagopian g. Unexpected Vomiting in a Woman Contemplating a Second Course of Chemotherapy for Carcinosarcoma of the Uterus. J Pain Symptom Manage 2008 Aug; 36(2). Zakashansky k, Lerner d. Total Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer. The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2008 May-Jun; 15(3). Gretz h, Bradley wh, Zakashansky k, Nezhat f, Bohren dl, Kreiger k, Rubin e, Sokolow a. Effect of physician gender and specialty on utilization of hysterectomy in New York, 2001-2005. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;. Peiretti m, Zakashansky k, Mais v, Melis g. Unusual Case of Adenocarcinoma Arising in Endometriosis Mimicking Colorectal Cancer in a Young Woman with Mullerian Anomaly. Fertil Steril 2008 Jul; 90(1). Zakashansky k, Bradley wh, Nezhat fr. New techniques in radical hysterectomy. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 2008 Feb; 20(1). Zakashansky k, Peiretti m, Mahdavi a, Chun jk, Nezhat fr. Primary Vaginal Leiomyosarcoma in a Patient with Unicornuate Uterus and Pelvic Kidney. The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2007 July-Aug; 14(4). Zakashansky k, Chuang l, Gretz h, Rahaman j, Nagarsheth n, Nezhat fr. A case controlled study of Total Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy With Pelvic Lymphadenectomy (TLRH) versus radical abdominal hysterectomy (RAH) in a Fellowship Training Program. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 2007 Sep-Oct; 17(5). Zakashansky k, Schiff j, Roayaie s, Rahaman j, Nagarsheth np. Renal Artery Thrombosis Following Secondary Cytoreduction in a Patient with Ovarian Cancer. Gynecologic Oncology 2007 May; 105(2). Clinical Trials A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind Trial of Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin (PLD) Plus AMG 386 or Placebo in Women with Recurrent Partially Platinum Sensitive or Resistant Epithelial Ovarian, Primary Peritoneal, or Fallopian Tube Cancer


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