06/2013 Member of the Team of the Year, Department of Urology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY
05/2013 Best Poster for Kidney Cancer Localized Moderated Poster Session, “Nephrosclerosis is Common in Young Patients with RCC: Potential Implications for Increasing Role of Renal Preservation”, AUA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
05/2011 Best Annual Audio-Visual Award, Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Adrenalectomy for Pheochromocytoma:The National Cancer Institute Technique, American Urological Society, Washington DC
05/2010 “Evaluation of Success for Ablative Renal Masses: Concerning Inaccuracy of Cross-Sectional Imaging”, Best Clinical Science Posters in Renal Cancer. Annual Meeting of the American Urological Society. San Francisco, CA
05/2009 “Impact of Eschemia and Procurement Conditions on Gene Expression in Renal Cell Carcinoma”, Best Basic Science Poster in Renal Cancer. Annual Meeting of the American Urological Society. Chicago, IL
07/2004 Silver Scalpel Award for Best Surgical Resident –Teacher. Department of Surgery. Albany Medical College
06/2004 Best Teacher Award. Division of Urology. Albany Medical College
09/2003 Third Place in Resident’s Essay Competition. 55th Annual Meeting. Northeastern Section AUA. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
05/2002 Certificate for Best Research in 2000-2001. Division of Urology. Albany Medical College
04/2002 First Prize in Basic Reasearch. Seventh Annual Upstate New York Urological Association Resident’s Day Competition. Skaneateles, NY
05/2001 Recipient of the C.R. Bard Urological Award. Albany Medical College
11/1999 Accepted to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
10/1999 Winner of the 10th European Student Conference Abstract Competition at Berlin University. Berlin, Germany
05/1999 Dean’s Certificate for Outstanding Research Endeavors. Albany Medical College
05/1999 Winner of the Eighteenth Annual Associated Medical Schools Medical Student Research Awards Program. New York, NY
05/1999 Award for Distinquished Performance in Research. Associated Medical Schools
05/1999 Recipient of the Educational Grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation
04/1999 Winner of the American Geriatrics Society Abstract Competition.
1993-94 Certificates in Recognition of Exceptional Scholastic Ability. Presidential Scholar of 1993 Fall, 1994 Spring, and 1994 Fall semesters. Siena College
09/1993 Board of Registry by the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Qualification: Medical Laboratory Technician
05/1991 Board of Registry by the State Qualification Committee, USSR. Qualification: Registered Nurse
05/1991 Diploma with Honors. Nursing. Kiev Medical School #4.