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Konstantin Zakashansky

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
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Certifications

  • Gynecologic Oncology

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

  • MD, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine

  • Residency, OB-GYN
    Beth Israel Medical Center

  • Fellowship, OB-GYN
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Gynecology Oncology
    Mount Sinai Hospital

Biography

    Dr. Konstantin Zakashansky is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science.

    After completing two years at the Moscow Medical Academy, Dr. Konstantin Zakashansky moved to the United States and graduated Magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota. He went on earning his medical degree from the Stony Brook School of Medicine. Dr. Zakashansky completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel and then fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Zakashansky's special interests include radical pelvic surgery, particularly minimally invasive approaches to treatments of benign and malignant gynecologic conditions. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and has been active in clinical and translational research, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting at national meetings. He also serves as a mentor for ob-gyn residents and medical students at Mount Sinai. Dr. Zakashansky is a Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Awards

  • 2007 -
    Outstanding Recent Graduate Award
    Stony Brook School of Medicine

  • 2004 -
    Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures
    The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

  • 2002 -
    Galloway Fellowship
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital

  • 2001 - 2004
    Excellence in Medical Students Education Award
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • 1995 -
    Phi Beta Kappa
    University of Minnesota

Publications

Nezhat fr, Datta ms, Liu c, Chuang l, Zakashansky k. Robotic radical hysterectomy versus total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy for treatment of early cervical cancer. JSLS 2008 Jul-Sep; 12(3).

Gretz h, Bradley wh, Zakashansky k, Nezhat f, Rahaman j, Chuang l, Bohren dl, Kreiger k, Rubin e, Sokolow a. Patient clinical factors influencing use of hysterectomy in New York, 2001-2005. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008 Jul 28;.

Higgins sc, Zakashansky k, Bovbjerg dh, Hagopian g. Unexpected Vomiting in a Woman Contemplating a Second Course of Chemotherapy for Carcinosarcoma of the Uterus. J Pain Symptom Manage 2008 Aug; 36(2).

Zakashansky k, Lerner d. Total Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer. The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2008 May-Jun; 15(3).

Gretz h, Bradley wh, Zakashansky k, Nezhat f, Bohren dl, Kreiger k, Rubin e, Sokolow a. Effect of physician gender and specialty on utilization of hysterectomy in New York, 2001-2005. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;.

Peiretti m, Zakashansky k, Mais v, Melis g. Unusual Case of Adenocarcinoma Arising in Endometriosis Mimicking Colorectal Cancer in a Young Woman with Mullerian Anomaly. Fertil Steril 2008 Jul; 90(1).

Zakashansky k, Bradley wh, Nezhat fr. New techniques in radical hysterectomy. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 2008 Feb; 20(1).

Zakashansky k, Peiretti m, Mahdavi a, Chun jk, Nezhat fr. Primary Vaginal Leiomyosarcoma in a Patient with Unicornuate Uterus and Pelvic Kidney. The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2007 July-Aug; 14(4).

Zakashansky k, Chuang l, Gretz h, Rahaman j, Nagarsheth n, Nezhat fr. A case controlled study of Total Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy With Pelvic Lymphadenectomy (TLRH) versus radical abdominal hysterectomy (RAH) in a Fellowship Training Program. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 2007 Sep-Oct; 17(5).

Zakashansky k, Schiff j, Roayaie s, Rahaman j, Nagarsheth np. Renal Artery Thrombosis Following Secondary Cytoreduction in a Patient with Ovarian Cancer. Gynecologic Oncology 2007 May; 105(2).

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Zakashansky did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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