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Elena Fomchenko, MD, PhD

Resident Neurosurgery

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Elena Fomchenko, MD, PhD


Dr Fomchenko is a Chief Resident in Neurological Surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital. She received her PhD degree from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences - Memorial Sloan Kettering in 2010 under the guidance of Dr Eric Holland, where she investigated clonality in gliomas using RCAS/tv-a murine model. Dr Fomchenko received her MD degree from the University of California David Geffen School of Medicine in 2014. She has completed an enfolded Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship at Yale under the guidance of Dr Moliterno. Her current research interests include understanding genetic make-up of brain tumors, and their implications for treatment.

Education & Training

  • Neurosurgery Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2020)
  • Clinical Neuroanatomy Instructor
    Yale Medical School (2018)
  • Enfolded Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2018)
  • Teaching Fellowship
    University of California (2014)
  • MD
    University of California Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine (2014)
  • PhD
    Weill Cornell - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cancer Biology (2010)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Matson Resident Basic Science Paper AwardNew England Neurosurgical Society2020
School of Medicine ScholarshipDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA2014
Raymond Family ScholarshipDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA2012
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Recognition AwardMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center2010
Phi Kappa PhiHonor Society2002
Charles Reed Award - Best Performance in Biology and Engineering DepartmentUniversity of Bridgeport2001
ValedictorianHigh School Lyceum #41998

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