I was born and raised in Kemerovo, Russia
where I received my medical degree at Kemerovo State Medical
Academy. I completed the General Psychiatry residency program
and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship program at
Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. I am
board certified in both, general psychiatry and child and
adolescent psychiatry. Currently I am a clinical instructor
of Psychiatry at CWRU. I speak fluent Russian.
In my private practice, I provide a comprehensive,
culturally-sensitive initial psychiatric assessment to children
adopted from different countries of former Soviet Union
and Eastern Europe. I also offer ongoing individual and
family therapy that includes pharmacological management.
I recognize behavioral, emotional and developmental
difficulties that occur in children adopted from orphanages.
I focus on an individually-based family-oriented approach
that benefits the needs of the children and parents together.
I am also an active member of Russian
American Medical Association. As a volunteer, I went on
a humanitarian mission trip to my hometown Kemerovo, Russia
in July-August 2008. I worked as a team member that provided
pediatric cardiac surgery to children in Siberia including
children from different orphanages. I developed a psychological
and social support program that incorporated psychosomatic
help to children and their families before and after cardiac