|Alexander Ovechkin, MD, Ph.D. received his MD and PhD degrees in Surgery from Perm State Medical Academy, Russia in 1981 and 1996, respectively. While working as a general surgeon, he maintained his academic affiliation with Perm State Medical Academy. Combining his duties as a clinician with his interest in medical research, he also worked as a Research Associate in the Russian State Medical Academy while serving as the Medical Director of Surgery at the Perm City Hospital. During this time, his publications dealt with surgical and pathophysiological issues.
Dr. Ovechkin came to the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Louisville in 1999 to continue his research and was involved in projects that studied the regulatory mechanisms of pulmonary circulation in an ischemia-reperfusion model. He also enrolled in a doctoral program in the department and received his second PhD in 2005. During his studies he developed unique echocardiographic and electrophysiological methods for evaluating heart and lung function.
In 2006, he joined the Neuroscience Collaborative Center where he performs clinical research dealing with cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury. Recently, he has become involved in studies of motor control recovery during acute and chronic spinal cord injury.
Dr. Ovechkin is as an Assistant Professor in the University of Louisville, Department of Neurological Surgery and an associate faculty member of the Department of Physiology & Biophysics. Dr. Ovechkin has authored of more than 50 publications and his work has been extensively presented at National and International meetings.
Cardiovascular Recovery with Epidural Stimulation
Recovery of Function, Health & Quality of life for People with Paralysis
Effectiveness of the Respiratory Muscle Training on Improvement of Orthostatic Tolerance in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
Respiratory Motor Control & Blood Pressure Regulation After Spinal Cord Injury
Funding: National Institute of Health
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