Dr. Elena Zenkin, an assistant professor in the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
She says she is positioned to provide female patients specialized care in women’s health as well as addressing their varied primary care health issues that are traditionally treated by family physicians.
Her medical career could be considered her “second career” since she first worked as a software engineer and then as a nurse’s aide after earning a bachelor’s degree at Moscow State University in Russia.
Dr. Zenkin’s interest in medicine and passion to help others spearheaded her pursuit to become a physician, earning her medical degree in Moscow and then moving to the United States where she completed residencies in family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology.
“In the medical field, you can use your talents and your capabilities in so many different ways, especially in academic medicine," she said. “There are so many choices, ranging from research to patient care to focusing on new medicines and technologies.”
Dr. Zenkin is focused on offering comprehensive care to women, which ranges from screenings to pregnancy care, obstetrics, preventative health care, and treating common illnesses.