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Eduard Dedkov, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences

About Me

Eduard I. Dedkov, MD, PhD, joined CMSRU in August of 2016 as an Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences. He serves as a facilitator for an Active Learning Group and teaches the Histology/Virtual Microscopy related sessions of CMSRU’s M1 and M2 courses. Dr. Dedkov earned his degree in Medicine (1993) and his doctorate in Histology/Embryology (1996) from Orenburg State Medical Academy in Russian Federation. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cell and Developmental Biology at University of Michigan Medical School (1996-2003). Prior to joining the faculty at CMSRU, Dr. Dedkov was an Assistant Research Scientist at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (2003-2006), where he conduct research in the area of cardiovascular development and aging-related diseases, and then, an Assistant Professor at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, Long Island (2006-2016), where he taught first and second year medical students in system-based curriculum on topics related to physiology, pathophysiology and histology as well as served as a facilitator in problem-based learning sessions. Dr. Dedkov’s current research interests are focused on the following three areas: 1) structural and functional basis of sex-related differences in progression of myocardial infarction-induced heart failure, 2) the mechanism of anti-fibrotic effect of ivabradine-induced heart rate reduction in post-myocardial infarcted heart and 3) the modulatory role of cardiac neuropeptides in development of coronary vascular system. During his career, Dr. Dedkov has published 33 peer-reviewed research articles, one book chapter and numerous research meeting abstracts. He has served as a grant reviewer for American Heart Association (2008-2013) and as a member of annual meeting program coordinating committee for American Association of Anatomists (2007-2015). Dr. Dedkov organized and chaired 6 oral scientific sessions at the Experimental Biology conferences (2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; and 2014). He is an active member of the American Heart Association, International Society for Heart Research, American Association of Anatomists and the American Physiological Society.