Current LIFT Fellows

Current Fellows

Egor Parkhomenko:  2017-2018

Egor is a summa cum laude graduate of York University, Ontario, Canada where he earned a Specialized Honors Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He became interested in urology during his 3rd year surgery clerkship as a medical student attending St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada. After obtaining his medical degree and graduating summa cum laude he worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator with Dr. Gupta at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. He subsequently joined the UC Irvine Department of Urology as a LIFT fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Landman and Dr. Clayman. He is continuing the investigation of virtual reality technology for preoperative planning of PCNL and partial nephrectomy, as well as donor nephrectomy. Egor has published his research, and presented multiple posters and podiums presentations at the 2016 World Congress of Endourology in Cape Town and the 2017 American Urological Association meeting in Boston. He will be presenting his most current research at the 2018 American Urological Association meeting in San Francisco.

Active Clinical Trials:

  • Initial Experience with Renal Virtual Reality Models as Educational and Preoperative Planning Tools for Partial Nephrectomy
  • Virtual-Reality Projected Renal Models with Urolithiasis as an Educational and Preoperative Planning Tool for Nephrolithotomy: A Pilot Study
  • Prospective Randomized Comparison of Conventional and Triple Bolus Computed Tomography for Hematuria Evaluation

Publications

Lama, D.J., Owyong, M., Parkhomenko, E., Patel, R.M., Landman, J., & Clayman, R.V. Fluid Dynamic Analysis of Hand-Pump Infuser and UROMAT E.A.S.I. Pump Facilitated Irrigation through a Flexible Ureteroscope. Journal of Endourology. 2018, Jan; Pub Status: Accepted.

Parkhomenko, E., Tran, T., De Fazio, A., Thai, J., Blum, K., Gupta, M. The Modern Era Struvite Stone: Patterns of Infection and Colonization. Journal of Endoruology, 2017;31 (5): 533-573

Parkhomenko, E., Tran, T., Thai, J., Blum, K., Gupta, M. Percutaneous Management of Calyceal Diverticula: Associated Factors and Outcomes. Journal of Urology 2017;198(4):864-8.

Oral Presentations:

Parkhomenko, E., Tran, T., Thai, J., Blum, K., Gupta, M. Percutaneous Management of Calyceal Diverticula: Associated Factors and Outcomes. American Urological Association 2017 Conference in Boston

Parkhomenko, E., Tran, T., De, S., Thai, J., Blum, K., Gupta, M. Can CT Imaging Predict Stone Impaction? American Urological Association 2017 Conference in Boston

Parkhomenko, E., Chugh, R., Capodice, J., Tran, T., Gupta, M. A Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Study Assessing Electro-Acupuncture for the Management of Post-operative Pain after Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. American Urological Association 2017 Conference in Boston

Poster Presentations:

Parkhomenko, E., Chugh, R., Capodice, J., Tran, T., Gupta, M. Post-Operative Pain Management after Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: A Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Study Assessing Electro-Acupuncture. World Congress of Endourology 2017 in Vancouver

Parkhomenko, E., Tran, T., De, S., Thai, J., Blum, K., Gupta, M. CT Imaging: A Predictor of Impacted Ureteral Stones? World Congress of Endourology 2017 in Vancouver

Parkhomenko, E., Kan, K., Blum, K., Tran, T., Paulucci, D., Gupta, M. The Metabolic Syndrome and Its Impact on Calcium Oxalate Stone Type. American Urological Association 2017 Conference in Boston

Parkhomenko, E., Kan, K., Blum, K., Tran, T., Paulucci, D., Gupta, M. Why do some patients make primarily calcium oxalate monohydrate versus dihydrate stones? World Congress of Endourology 2016 in Cape Town

Parkhomenko, E., Tran, T., Thai, J., Blum, K., Gupta, M. Percutaneous Management of Calyceal Diverticula: Associated Factors and Outcomes. World Congress of Endourology 2016 in Cape Town

Polland, A., Griffith, J., Kan, K., Parkhomenko, E., Sfakianos, J., & Winkler AC. Effects of Residency Training on Prostate Biopsy Efficacy: A Review of Prostate Biopsies in a Resident-Run Clinic at an Inner-City Hospital. AUA 2015 Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana

Michael Owyong:  2017-2018

Michael graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology. He then matriculated as an M.D. candidate at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. While on his surgery clerkship, he developed a strong interest in urology and urologic research. After completing his third year of medical school, he decided to join the UC Irvine Department of Urology as a LIFT fellow. Currently, he is conducting several studies under the mentorship of Dr. Landman and Dr. Clayman, including an on-site, prospective, randomized clinical trial comparing dual lumen flexible ureteroscopes to conventional single lumen flexible ureteroscopes. Michael is planning to attend AUA2018 in San Francisco to present his research conducted at UC Irvine.

Publications:

  1. Owyong, M., Patel, R.M., Landman, J., & Clayman, R.V. Science Mandates Precision: “A Plea for Accuracy in Reporting”. The Journal of Urology. 2017, Oct; Pub Status: In-Press.

  2. Lama, D.J., Owyong, M., Parkhomenko, E., Patel, R.M., Landman, J., & Clayman, R.V. Fluid Dynamic Analysis of Hand-Pump Infuser and UROMAT E.A.S.I. Pump Facilitated Irrigation through a Flexible Ureteroscope. Journal of Endourology. 2018, Jan; Pub Status: Accepted.