Dr. Alexander Cherkashin is known for his cross-disciplinary work in the fields of orthopedics, outcome studies and data management. After receiving his medical degree in Novosibirsk State Medical University in Russia he graduating residency program in Kurgan Scientific Center under the guidance of professor Ilizarov. For the next 12 years he worked in renowned Ilizarov Orthopedic Research Center in Kurgan, Russia. While working as a head of hip reconstruction department, he was conducting research on prevention of complications during application of distraction osteogenesis techniques using computer data management. At the same time, he served as a faculty of the Department of Continuing Medical Education at the Ilizarov Center.
Since 1995, Dr. Cherkashin joined the research department of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and six years later became a Director of the Orthopedic Data Management Lab. His outstanding work led to development of the Ilizarov Interactive Database for analysis of the Ilizarov treatment outcome and prevention of complications. He is widely published and is co-author of 2 books and 39 book chapters; author 44 patents in the areas of external fixation and limb reconstruction. Dr. Cherkashin serves as an assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.
Other Professional Associations:
Kurgan Society of Orthopedists and Traumatologists
A.S.A.M.I. North America – The Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society
British Limb Reconstruction Society
SIROT (International Society for Orthopedic Research)
Research Areas of Interest:
Limb Lengthening, Deformity Correction, & Bone Transport; External Fixation & Complications; Computerized Preoperative Planning; Distraction Osteogenesis & Histogenesis; Medical Databases and Outcome Studies.
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