Peter Kondrashov, PhD

Professor and Chair

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Fax: 660.626.2346
Email Address: pkondrashov@atsu.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Kondrashov is involved in several areas of research, which has been presented through more than 60 presentations at national and international meetings and published in over 40 journal articles and book chapters. The main focus of his lab is on the histology of the knee joint and the role of articular cartilage, knee capsule, ligaments, and menisci in pain generation, chronic inflammation, and development of osteoarthritis. Another direction of his research is the evolution of mammalian musculoskeletal system including skeletal adaptations to various modes of locomotion. This research has appeared in a variety of journals including Anatomical Record, Clinical Anatomy, The Knee, and the cover of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Dr. Kondrashov was instrumental in redesigning several courses taught in the Anatomy Department as he implemented several innovative approaches to teaching anatomical disciplines, which resulted in multiple educational projects that were presented nationally and internationally and published in some of the leading journals in medical education. His educational research was supported by funding from the NEMO Charitable Trust.

Education:

PhD - (Paleontology) Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1998)
MS - (Zoology & Ecology) Moscow State University (1995)

Scholarly Activity

Research Publications:

2018 | Ernest T.L., Kondrashov P. 2018. The role of excessive body weight and meniscal instability in the progression of osteoarthritis in a rat model. The Knee 25(6):1151-1156.

2018 | Kondrashova T., Kondrashov P. 2018. Integration of Ultrasonography into the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum: Seven Years of Experience at A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Missouri Medicine 115(1):46-51.

2018 | Houser J., Kondrashov P. 2018. Gross anatomy education today: the integration of traditional and innovative methodologies. Missouri Medicine115(1):69-73.

2018 | Dominick K, McDaniel D, Tilton E, Flory K, Kondrashov P. 2018. Introduction of a combined gastrointestinal histopathology laboratory exercise into an undergraduate medical school curriculum. Missouri Medicine 115(1):58-63.

2017 | Kondrashova T., De Wan D., Briones M.U., Kondrashov P. 2017. Integration of Ultrasound Imaging into Preclinical Dental Education. European Journal of Dental Education 21(4):228-234

2017 | Kondrashov P., McDaniel D., Jordan R.M. 2017. Premedical anatomy experience and student performance in medical gross anatomy. Clin Anat 30(3):303-311.

2017 | McDaniel D, Tilton E, Dominick K, Flory K, Ernest T, Johnson JC, Main DC, Kondrashov P. 2017. Histological Characteristics of Knee Menisci in Patients with Osteoarthritis. Clinical Anatomy 30(6):805-810.

2017 | Zoll K, Kondrashov P, Pazdernik V, Beatty D, Arseneaux M, Atieh T, Kondrashova T. 2017. Medical student perception of the impact of early ultrasonography education on experiences during clinical rotations. Medical Science Educator, 27(2)273-280

2016 | Petty JL, Kondrashov P, Johnson JC, Kondrashova T. 2016. Performance assessment in medical school curricula: an innovative method of evaluating sonographic skills using ultrasound practical examinations. Med.Sci.Educ. 26(4):749-757.

2015 | Kondrashov P, Lucas SG. Paleocene vertebrate faunas of The San Juan Basin, New Mexico. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin. 2015, 68:131-148

2015 | Boehm KE, Kondrashov P. Distribution of Neuron Cell Bodies in the Intraspinal Portion of the Spinal Accessory Nerve in Humans. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2015 Oct 17.doi: 10.1002/ar.23279. [Epub ahead of print]

2015 | Kondrashov P, Lucas SG. 2015. Loxolophus and Protogonodon (Mammalia, Procreodi) from the Early Paleocene of the San Juan Basin, New Mexico. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 67, p. 107-128

2015 | Kondrashova T, Sexton WL, Baer RW, Kondrashov P. 2015. Integration of didactic knowledge with procedural skill: learning cardiac electrophysiology and electrocardiography using ultrasound. Med Sci Educ. 25(2):141-147.

2014 | Kondrashov P, Johnson JC, Boehm K, Rice D, Kondrashova T. 2015. Impact of the clinical ultrasound elective course on retention of anatomical knowledge by second-year medical students in preparation for board exams. Clin Anat. 28(2):156-163.

2012 | Kondrashov PE, Agadjanian AK. A nearly complete skeleton of Ernanodon (Mammalia, Palaeanodonta) from Mongolia: morphofunctional analysis. J Vert Paleontol 2012 32(5):983-1001 (Featured Article)

2012 | Mitgutsch C, Richardson MK, Jiménez R, Martin JE, Kondrashov P, de Bakker MA, Sánchez-Villagra MR. Circumventing the polydactyly 'constraint': the mole's 'thumb'. Biol Lett. 2012 Feb 23;8(1):74-7. Epub 2011 Jul 13

2012 | Kondrashov PE, Lucas SG. Nearly complete skeleton of Tetraclaenodon (Mammalia, Phenacodontidae) from the Early Paleocene of New Mexico: Morpho-functional analysis. J Paleontology. 2012 Jan;86(1):25-43

2011 | Agadjanian AK, Kondrashov PE. Early middle Pleistocene mammalian and molluscan assemblages from the Novokhopersk locality (Don River Basin, Russia). Quaternary International. 2011 Feb;231(1-2):10-21

2007 | Kondrashov PE. New gastropod species from the Pleistocene of the Upper Don Basin. Paleontological J 2007;41(5)513-519

2007 | Agadjanian AK, Kondrashov PE. Mollusks and small mammals from the Kuznetsovka Locality, Pleistocene of the OkaDon Plain. Paleontological J 2007;41(4)395-406

2006 | Kondrashov P. From passenger pigeon to Eurasian Collared Dove. The Bluebird 2006;73(2):2-6

2006 | Kondrashov PE, Lucas SG. Early Paleocene (Puercan and Torrejonian) archaic ungulates (Condylarthra, Procreodi and Acreodi) of the San Juan Basin, New Mexico. New Mexico Museum of Natural History Bull 2006;34:84-97

2004 | Lucas SG, Kondrashov PE. Early Eocene (Bumbanian) perissodactyls from Mongolia and their biochronological significance. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bull. 2004;26:215-20

2004 | Kondrashov PE, Lucas SG. Revised distribution of condylarths (Mammalia, Eutheria) in Asia. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bull. 2004;26:209-14

2004 | Kondrashov PE, Lopatin AV, Lucas SG. The oldest known Asian artiodactyl (Mammalia). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bull. 2004;26:205-8

2004 | Kondrashov PE, Lucas SG. Palaeostylops iturus from the late Paleocene of Mongolia and the status of Arctostylopida (Mammalia, Eutheria). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bull. 2004;26:195-203

2004 | Kondrashov PE, Lopatin AV, Lucas SG. Late Paleocene (Gashatan) Nyctitheriidae (Mammalia, Lipotyphla) from Mongolia. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bull. 2004;26:18-193

2004 | Lopatin AV, Kondrashov PE. Sarcodontinae, a new subfamily of micropternodontid insectivores from the early Paleocene – middle Eocene of Asia. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bull. 2004;26:177-84

2004 | Kondrashov PE. A new hyopsodontid (Mammalia, Condylarthra) from the early Eocene of Mongolia. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bull. 2004;26:165-7

2004 | Lucas SG, Kondrashov PE. A new species of Deltatherium (Mammalia, Tillodontia) from the Paleocene of New Mexico and the phylogenetic position of the genus. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bull. 2004;26:45-53

2004 | Lucas SG, Kondrashov PE. Taxonomic revision of the genus Ectoconus (Mammalia, Periptychidae) from the Paleocene of western United States. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bull. 2004;26:33-44

2004 | Kondrashov PE, Lucas SG. Oxyclaenus from the early Paleocene of New Mexico and the status of the Oxyclaeninae (Mammalia, Arctocyonidae). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bull. 2004;26:21-31

2004 | Kondrashov PE, Lucas SG. Arctocyon (Mammalia, Arctocyonidae) from the Paleocene of North America. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bull. 2004;26:11-20

2001 | Kondrashov PE. Feeding adaptations of the mammalian order Condylarthra and their role in the Paleocene-Eocene communities of North America// Biosphere evolution. Moscow, Paleontological Institute 2001;71-81

2000 | Libed SA, Lucas SG, Kondrashov PE, Williamson TE. Taxonomic revision of the genus Periptychus, a Paleocene «condylarth» from the San Juan Basin, New Mexico. New Mexico Geol. 2000;22:46-7

2000 | Lopatin AV, Kondrashov PE. Late Paleocene mixodontians from the Tsagan-Khushu locality (Mongolia) with remarks on the classification of the order. International Symposium Systematics and Evolution of Rodents and Lagomorphs. Collected papers 2000. 97-100

2000 | Kondrashov PE. Sinotherium (Mammalia, Rhinocerotidae) from the early Pliocene of Mongolia. Paleontological J 2000;34(6)655-61

1999 | Kondrashov PE, Agadjanian AK. New material on the genus Hyopsodus (Mammalia, Condylarthra) from the Eocene of Mongolia. Paleontological J 1999;33(6):667-80

1999 | Agadjanian A.K., Kondrashov PE. Gobiatherium (Dinocerata, Mammalia) from Kyrgyzia: morphology and systematic position. Paleontological J 1999;33(3)308-20

1998 | Kondrashov PE. The taxonomic position and relationships of the order Hyracoidea (Mammalia, Eutheria) within the Ungulata sensu lato. Paleontological J 1998;32(4)418-28

1998 | Kondrashov PE. Skull of Procavia capensis (Mammalia, Hyracoidea) and the problem of the hyraxes origin. Paleontological J 1998;32(3):310-22

Books, Chapters, and Reviews:

2012 | Mitgutsch C, Richardson MK, de Bakker MAG, Jiménez R, Martin JE, Kondrashov P, Sánchez-Villagra MR. 2012. A molecular–morphological study of a peculiar limb morphology: the development and evolution of the mole’s ‘thumb’; pp. 301-327; In R.J. Asher and J. Müller (eds); From Clone to Bone: The Synergy of Morphological and Molecular Tools in Palaeobiology. Cambridge University Press, New York.

2011 | Kondrashov PE, Martin LD. 2011. Chapter 8. A saber-tooth cat skull from Tajikistan, Central Asia and the relationships between Eurasian and North American homotheres; pp. 195-199; In The Other Saber-tooths, Scimita-tooth Cats of the Western Hemisphere (VL Naples, LD Martin and JP Babiarz, eds); John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

Presentations and Published Abstracts:

2019 | Hintz M., Brannen D., Helman A., Oney K., Pazdernik V.M.K., Houser J.J., Kondrashov P. Predictors of Success in a Medical Gross Anatomy Course. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in Orlando, FL, April 6-9, 2019.

2019 | Komro J., Gonzales J., Marberry K., Main C., Kondrashov P. Histological study of the anterior cruciate ligament in patients with osteoarthritis. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in Orlando, FL, April 6-9, 2019.

2018 | Hintz M., Ernest T.L., Kondrashov P. Use of contralateral knee as control in the destabilization of medial meniscus osteoarthritis rat model. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 21-25, 2018.

2017 | Ernest T.L., Kondrashov P. The Role of Obesity and Meniscal Instability in the Progression of Osteoarthritis. Poster Presented at 2017 World Congress on Osteoarthritis, Las Vegas, April 27-30, 2017.

2016 | Ernest TL, Kondrashov P. The Role of Obesity and Meniscal Instability in the Progression of Osteoarthritis. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

2016 | McDaniel DJ, Tilton EE, Dominick KM, Flory KM, Ernest TL, Johnson JC, Kondrashov P. Histological Characteristics of Knee Menisci in Patients with Osteoarthritis. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology meeting;San Diego, CA;, April 2-6, 2016.

2016 | Petty JL, Kondrashov P, Johnson JC, Kondrashova T. Evaluating Ultrasound Practical Examinations Used to Assess Sonographic Skills of Medical Students. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology meeting;San Diego, CA;, April 2-6, 2016.

2015 | Zoll K, Arseneaux M, Atieh T, Beatty D,Kondrashova T, Kondrashov P. The Impact of Ultrasound Education in Medical Gross Anatomy on Student Experience during Clinical Rotations. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting; Boston, MA; Mar. 30, 2015.

2015 | Kondrashova T*, DeWan D*, Briones MU [student]*, Kondrashov P*. Integration of ultrasound into dental education: interprofessional approach. Presented at: 2015 Joint American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME) Annual Conference; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; April 22-25, 2015.

2015 | Kondrashova T*, Sexton WL, Kondrashov P*, Baer RW. From form to function: bridging a gap between anatomy and physiology in OME. Poster presented at: 2015 Joint American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME) Annual Conference; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; April 22-25, 2015.

2014 | Barrett KL, Kondrashov P, Kondrashova T, Clay IS, Johnson J. Image Recognition and Development of Hands-on Sonographic Skills by First-Year Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Students as Assessed by Practical Ultrasound Skill Assessment Exam. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014.

2014 | Boehm K, Fraticelli N, Jordan RM, Riccardi M, Houser J, Kondrashov P. Does Alternating Dissection Effect Student Performance on Practical Examinations? Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 26-May 2, 2014.

2014 | Clay I, Kondrashova T, Kondrashov P, Barrett K. The Impact of a Clinical Ultrasound Elective Course on Student Performance at an Ultrasound Skills Station During Performance Assessment III Testing. Poster presentation at American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) April 2-5 2014; Washington, DC. Poster also presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014.

2014 | Jordan RM, Boehm K, Fraticelli N, Riccardi M, Kondrashov P. Does Pre-Medical Anatomy Experience Affect Student Performance in Gross Anatomy Courses in Medical School? Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 26-May 2, 2014. Abstract published in: FASEB J. 2014;28(1 suppl):LB31.

2014 | Kondrashov PE. Phylogenetic relationships of archaic ungulates based on dental, cranial, and postcranial data. Talk presented at the Fourth International Palaeontological Congress; Mendoza, Argentina; October 2, 2014.

2014 | Kondrashova T, Sexton WL, Baer RW, Kondrashov P. Using Ultrasound to Enhance Student Understanding of Cardiac Function and Electrophysiology. Presented at the Third Annual World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education; Portland, OR; Oct. 10-12, 2014.

2014 | Riccardi M, Fraticelli N, Jordan RM, Boehm K, Marberry K, Kondrashov P. Histological Changes in the Structure of Lateral and Medial Menisci Following the Destabilization of the Knee in a Rat Model. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 26-May 2, 2014. Abstract published in: FASEB J. 2014;28(1 suppl):LB18.

2014 | Ruhlen RL, Ginsburg ZG, Pazdernik VK, Kondrashov PE, Marberry KM. Effects of Gender and Hormones on Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; March 15-18, 2014.

2014 | Veteto AB, Marberry K, Kondrashov P. The Histological Structure of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament: Implications in Knee Stability and Pain Generation. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 26-May 2, 2014. Abstract published in: FASEB J. 2014;28(1 suppl):LB914.9.

2013 | Cohen EL, Ruhlen RL, Marberry KM, Pazdernik VK, Kondrashov PE, Cramberg M, Howard ML. Progression of Osteoarthritis Post-Destabilization in a Female Rat Model. Poster and oral presentation at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

2013 | Hayes RT, Ruhlen RL, Marberry KM, Kvam VM, Kondrashov PE, Cramberg M. Manual Therapy and Exercise to Prevent Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis in a Rat Model of Impact Injury. Presented at the 57th American Osteopathic Association Annual Research Conference; September 30-October 2, 2013; Las Vegas, NV.

2013 | Ginsburg ZN, Ruhlen RL, Kondrashov PE, Marberry KM. The Effects of Gender and Female Sex Hormones on Post-traumatic Osteoarthritis. Poster presented at 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 2, 2013.

2013 | Kondrashov P, Kondrashova T, Johnson JC, Boehm K, Rice D. Impact of the Clinical Ultrasound Elective Course on Retention of Anatomical Knowledge by Second-Year Osteopathic Medical Students in Preparation for Board Exams. Poster presented at the Second World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education; Columbia, SC; September 27-29, 2013.

2013 | Kondrashov P, Johnson JC. Introduction of Case-Based Questions into Written Examinations in a Medical Histology Course. Abstract and poster presented at the17th annual meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators; St. Andrews, Scotland, UK; June 7-11, 2013.

2013 | Kondrashova T, Kondrashov P, Lockwood M. Feasibility of Ultrasound Integration into Anatomy and OMM Courses in Osteopathic Medical Education. Abstract and poster presented at the17th annual meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators; St. Andrews, Scotland, UK; June 8-11, 2013.

2013 | Ruhlen RL, Marberry KM, Kvam VM, Kondrashov PE, Evans ML, Hayes R, Howard ML. Impact Injury Progression to Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis in a Female Rat Model. Presented at the 57th American Osteopathic Association Annual Research Conference; September 30-October 2, 2013; Las Vegas, NV.

2012 | Kondrashov P, Agadjanian AK. A rich molluskan and mammalian fauna from the Mikulino (Eemian) interglacial of the central part of the Russian plain at Mikhailovka-5 locality (Kursk region). At the Edge of the Sea: Sediments, Geomorphology, Tectonics, and Stratigraphy in Quaternary Studies; INQUA SEQS 2012 Meeting, 26-30th, September 2012 Sassari, Sardinia, (Italy).

2012 | Marberry K, Boehm K, Korpi F, Kondrashov P. Characterization of the Lateral Patellofemoral Ligament. (Poster presentation). American Association of Anatomists Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. April 21-25, 2012.

2011 | Buttars PR, Kondrashov PE. The Phylogeny of Extant Xenarthran Genera Based on Post-cranial Osteological Morphology. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

2011 | Agadjanian A.K., Kondrashov P. Small mammal and mollusk faunas from the second half of the Middle Pleistocene of the Central Russian Plain and the timing of the first appearance of the genus Arvicola (Mammalia, Rodentia). Presented at the XVIII International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)-Congress; Bern, Switzerland; July 21-27, 2011.

2011 | Bezold S, Kondrashov P. A new species of Herpetotheriinae (Mammalia, Marsupialia) from the Torrejonian of New Mexico. J. Vertebrate Paleontology. Vol. 31. Suppl. to no 6, P. 71A. Presented at 71st Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology; Las Vegas, NV; November 1-4, 2011.

2011 | Boehm K, Marberry K, Korpi F, Kondrashov P. Anatomical and Radiographic Characterization of the Lateral Patellofemoral Ligament of the Knee. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

2011 | Kondrashov P., Agadjanian A.K. Biostratigraphy and zonation of the Middle Pleistocene deposits of the Central Russian Plain using small mammals and mollusks. Presented at the XVIII International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)-Congress; Bern, Switzerland; July 21-27, 2011.

2011 | McIntyre MB Jr, Kondrashov PE. Histological Classification of the Lateral Patellofemoral Ligament. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

2009 | Kondrashov P; Diversity and Adaptations of Arctocyonidae from the Paleocene of Western Europe; Presented at the International Symposium on Terrestrial Paleogene Biota and Stratigraphy of Eastern Asia; Beijing, China; June 15-17, 2009.

2009 | Kondrashov P; Postcranial adaptations of European arctocyonids (Arctocyonidae, Mammalia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology; Vol. 29. Suppl. to No 3, p. 128A. Presented at 69th Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and the 57th Symposium of Vertebrate Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy; Bristol, UK; September 23-26, 2009.

2008 | Kondrashov P; Importance of gastropod mollusk faunas for paleoecological reconstructions and zonation of the middle pleistocene continental deposits of the central russian plain; pp. 25-26 in: Monnier JL, Lefort JP and Danukalova G, (eds.), Differences and similarities in Quaternary Stratigraphy between Atlantic and Continental Europe; Conference Abstracts; INQUA-SEQS 2008 Meeting; Rennes, France; September 22-27, 2008.