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The department of anatomy

 

faculty*

Peter E. Kondrashov, PhD, Professor and Chair
James H. Adams, DO, Assistant Professor
Sherif M. Sabry Hassan, MD, PhD
, Associate Professor
Jeremy Houser, PhD
, Associate Professor
Terence W. McGarvey, PhD, Associate Professor
Raja S. Rachakatla, PhD
, Assistant Professor
Lex C. Towns, PhD, Professor
Bruce A. Young, PhD, Associate Professor

Robert E. Madsen, DO, FACOS, Emeritus Professor
Orin B. Mock, PhD
, Emeritus Professor
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*Each person's name is linked to biographical data and publications. Activity for all ATSU/KCOM faculty by year (publications, presentations, funding and honors) can be accessed at Scholarly Activity.

Pre-doctoral fellows

Tahani Atieh
Derek Beatty
Mattie Claton
Kyle Zoll

anatomy DEpartment Staff

Stephanie Sullivan, Administrative Assistant
Bill Wobken, Research Technician

courses directed by department Faculty*

DO Program Courses (Course Directors):
Human Gross & Developmental Anatomy/Radiology I, II, III (Drs. Kondrashov and Houser)
Histology I, II, III (Dr. Kondrashov)
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*Each course is described in the ATSU-KCOM College Catalog.

Teaching Assignments and On-going Research Projects

Dr. Kondrashov lectures in Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy/Radiology and Histology. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Musculoskeletal adaptations to various modes of locomotion
  • Microstructure of bone using scanning electron microscopy
  • Histology of the knee joint and mechanisms of pain generation in
    the knee.
  • Role of inflammation in the histology of bone and articular cartilage
  • Evolution of the mammalian knee joint as a mean for understanding
    knee pain
  • Early evolution and adaptations of mammals

Dr. Adams lectures in Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy/Radiology. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Travel characteristics of biopsy needles in liver, muscle and adipose

Dr. Hasan lectures in Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy/Radiology. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Side effects of substances on various cells, tissues and organ systems
  • Variation and change of anatomical structures in the human body
  • Evaluation of neovascularization in urinary bladder carcinoma

Dr. Houser lectures in Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy/Radiology. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Neural control mechanisms for posture and locomotion

Dr. McGarvey lectures in Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy/Radiology. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Blood vessel development and cancer cell biology using molecular

    and cell biology techniques

Dr. Rachakatla lectures in Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy/Radiology and Histology. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Human umbilical cord matrix stem cells and cancer research

Dr. Towns lectures in Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy/Radiology. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Development of central visual pathways

Dr. Young lectures in Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy/Radiology. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Audition as related to pressure-coupled tympani, tympanic and non-tympanic ears, stapedial dampening systems, separate low-frequency and high-frequency auditory pathways, and integration with pressure and/or vibration detection systems

  • Biochemical and toxicological properties of snake venom