Irina Volkovskaya, MD, PhD

Cardiologist, Department of Interactive Pathology
Bakoulev Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, Moscow, Russia

Years as a fellow: 2010-2011
Special Interest: Cardiovascular Solutions in a Disaster
Fellowship Completed: Harvard Affiliated Fellowship in Disaster Medicine
Current Residing City and Country: Moscow, Russia

Brief Biography:

Irina Volkovskaya is a cardiologist, in the Department of Interactive Pathology of Bakoulev Center for Cardiovascular Surgery (Moscow, Russian Federation). The scope of her clinical interests include Disaster Medicine and the application of cardiovascular treatment modalities in austere and disaster environments. She also has interest in issues related to various types of treatment the patients with congenital and aquired heart disease, heart rhythm disorders, vascular pathology, terminal heart failure, and heart disease in pregnancy.
Apart from her clinical work Dr. Volkovskaya also conducts extensive research, she is particularly keen on studies in the new area of cell therapy for heart failure treatment. Based on her scientific findings, in November 2006, she mastered the thesis “Cell therapy for heart failure treatment” and successfully defended the degree of Candidate of Medical Sciences (akin to the Ph.D.). She is the author of 15 publications.
Dr.Volkovskaya actively participates on Russian Congresses of Cardiovascular Surgeons, Annual Sessions of Bakoulev Center for Cardiovascular Surgery the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, and recently has presented at the 15th World Congress of the World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, and 60th European Society for Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery.
In 2010 she was a Fellow in the BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine in Boston (MA, USA). She now applies the education she learned in Boston to her work promoting unique cardiovascular solutions to Disaster scenarios.