This expert gained her MD at St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy and completed her internship in pediatrics and residency in pediatric neurology at St. Petersburg Pediatric Clinic #33 and St. Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Education. She completed additional residencies in pediatrics and general and child neurology at SUNY Brooklyn and a fellowship in neurophysiology at Loyola University Medical Center. She is board certified in neurology with a special certification in child neurology and in epilepsy. Currently, she is an adult and pediatric neurologist in her own private practice. Formerly, she served as an adult and pediatric neurologist in a number of private practices and hospitals in Illinois.