Alexander Cherkashin, M.D.*
Director, Division of Clinical Implementation & Outcome Studies, Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction
Alexander Cherkashin, M.D.*, is known for his cross-disciplinary work in the fields of orthopedics, outcome studies and data management. After receiving his medical degree at Novosibirsk State Medical University in Russia, he graduated from the residency program at Kurgan Scientific Center under the guidance of Professor Ilizarov. For the next 12 years, Dr. Cherkashin worked in the renowned Ilizarov Orthopedic Research Center in Kurgan, Russia. While working as head of the hip reconstruction department, he conducted research on the prevention of complications during the application of distraction osteogenesis techniques using computer data management. At the same time, he served on the faculty of the department of continuing medical education at the Ilizarov Center.
In 1995, Dr. Cherkashin joined the research department of Scottish Rite for Children, and six years later became director of the Orthopedic Data Management Lab. His outstanding work led to development of the Ilizarov Interactive Database for analysis of the Ilizarov treatment outcome and prevention of complications. He is widely published and is co-author of two books and 39 book chapters, and author of 44 patents in the areas of external fixation and limb reconstruction. Dr. Cherkashin serves as an assistant professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
*Medical degree from Novosibirsk State Medical University, Russia.
- Kurgan Society of Orthopedists and Traumatologists
- ASAMI North America – The Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society
- ASAMI International
- British Limb Reconstruction Society
- SIROT (International Society for Orthopedic Research)
- Limb lengthening, deformity correction and bone transport
- External fixation and complications
- Computerized preoperative planning
- Distraction osteogenesis and histogenesis
- Medical databases and outcome studies