“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
M.D. in internal medicine and his PhD in experimental medicine and cardiology from the First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Peterburg.
Appointed associate professor of medicine at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY in 2002 before taking a position as a senior scientist at Ordway Research Institute (Albany, New York).
Held this position until 2009 when he was appointed professor of oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.