Oxana Tcherniantchouk, Assistant Professor at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, gives lectures in Kiev and Lviv

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Oxana Tcherniantchouk, Assistant Professor, Director of Coagulation Consultation Service, Associate Director of the Residency Program at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, visited Ukraine following the invitation of “Ukraine 3000” and “Children’s Hospital of the Future” foundations.  Dr. Tcherniantchouk held a number of lectures in Kiev and Lviv.

In Kiev, Dr. Tcherniantchouk held presentations at several medical, scientific and educational establishments. On May 20, she visited the Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Here she delivered a lecture entitled “Bleeding and blood clotting in obstetrics and gynecology. Hemostatic disorders in surgical and resuscitation practice: Interpreting clinical cases” for obstetricians, gynecologists, pediatric surgeons and resuscitators.

In an informative and exciting lecture at the Heart Center she explored heart surgery complications. The audience, including cardiac surgeons, resuscitators and laboratory technicians, actively discussed potential heart surgery risks, such as blood clotting and bleedings.

On May 21, Oxana Tcherniantchouk spoke to pediatric resuscitation, intensive care and primary care specialists. Her lecture focused on the characteristics of the medical education in the USA. This presentation was part of the McHappy Day fundraising event.

Dr. Tcherniantchouk also introduced this subject in her lecture during the meeting of the Scientific Council of the Kiev Medical University. In a follow-up discussion the participants talked about live-long education for medical workers, continuous advancement of their theoretical knowledge and practical skills. As the rush development of medical sciences demands growing excellence in clinical practice, live-long learning becomes a topical issue for today’s physicians.

In Lviv, Dr. Tcherniantchouk held a presentation at the Western Ukrainian Specialized Children’s Medical Center and the Lviv City Community Children’s Hospital. Her lecture focused on coagulation pathologies in pediatric and adult patients. She also spoke about medical education in developed countries.

As a member of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles, Oxana Tcherniantchouk took part in the meetings of the Kiev Rotary clubs. Club activities in Ukraine and the USA were central to the discussion.

Oxana Tcherniantchouk confirmed the need to create an innovative coagulation center in Ukraine. Dr. Tcherniantchouk is Director of Coagulation Consultation Service at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, one of the leading services in the USA that performs approximately 35000 consultations a year to assess all types of bleeding, clotting and platelet disorders. 

The visit is part of the cooperation of “Ukraine 3000” and “Children’s Hospital of the Future” foundations and the California Association to Aid Ukraine. Dr.  Tcherniantchouk is an active member of CAAU.  In 2007, the organizations signed a memorandum to provide aid to Ukrainian medics and ensure their participation in the Residency Programs at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. From 2007 to 2012, thirty Ukrainian specialists undertook advanced training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, i.e. neonatology, resuscitation, general pediatrics, cardiology, pediatric heart surgery, laboratory, medical genetics and management specialists etc. The Cedars Medical Center in Los Angeles, USA provides a wide range of patient care in different clinical areas. With its high-quality treatment of challenging patients, the center has been recognized among five top-ranked hospitals in the USA and the world for many years now.

During her previous visit to Ukraine, Oxana Tcherniantchouk held lectures at Platon Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Mykola Amosov Institute of Cardiology, the Hospital for Motherhood and Children etc.

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