Previous Positions

Assistant Professor of Clinical Endocrinology
Smolensk State Medical University
Smolensk, Russia

Associate Professor of Pathology and Clinical Medicine and Dean of Administration
Saint James School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Research Interests

Dr. Podcheko’s research interests and expertise is in Molecular Endocrinology. His work has focused on the elucidation mechanisms of thyroid carcinogenesis for development of treatment strategies and describing molecular mechanisms involved in the protection of insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas from diabetogenic insults.


Podcheko A, Ohtsuru A, Tsuda S, Namba H, Saenko V, Nakashima M, Mitsutake N, Kanda S, Kurebayashi J, Yamashita S. The selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor, STI571, inhibits growth of anaplastic thyroid cancer cells. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2003 Apr;88(4): 1889-96

Alexei Podtcheko, Hiroyuki Namba, Vladimir Saenko, Akira Ohtsuru, Dmitriy Starenki, Serik Meirmanov, Iryna Polona, Tatiana Rogounovitch and Shunichi Yamashita. Radiation-induced Senescence-like Terminal Growth Arrest in Thyroid Cells. Thyroid. 2005 Apr;15(4):306-13.

A Podcheko, P Northcott, G Bikopoulos, A Lee, B Swaroop, J Kushner, J Farhang-Fallah, M Rozakis-Adcock. Identification of a WD-40 repeat-containing isoform of phip as a novel regulator of beta-cell growth and survival. Molecular and Cellular Biology, September 2007, p. 6484-6496, Vol. 27, No. 18.

Maria Villagomez, Eva Szabo, Alexey Podcheko, Tianshu Feng, Sylvia Papp and Michal Opas. Calreticulin and focal contact-dependent adhesion; Biochemistry and Cell Biology Aug 2009

Alexey Podcheko MD, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Pathology and Clinical Sciences

Career Profile

Dr. Podcheko is a Clinical Endocrinologist with more than a decade of experience in active medical research, medical education, and academic administration.

Currently, Dr. Podcheko leads the Basic Sciences program at AUIS, the first two years of medical school, at the Barbados campus. His approach to teaching and leadership is one that focuses on the personal development of each student, the use of critical thinking skills, the use of active and interactive teaching sessions, and the use of effective mentoring.

Dr. Podcheko’s goals are to teach students how to become real-world health professionals who possess an acute sense of personal, professional, fiscal, and social responsibility and accountability. He provides many examples of the challenges that physicians face in today’s world and aims to develop the student’s thought processes to be able to adequately and efficiently work through these problems. In addition, Dr. Podcheko draws upon his own experiences to provide students with unique examples of many clinical situations.

As an Administrator, Dr. Podcheko is interested in curriculum development, student and Faculty feedback evaluations, and development of effective active-learning applications that maximize student learning.


Doctor Of Medicine, MD

Smolensk State Medical University

Smolensk, Russian Federation


Doctor of Philosophy, PhD

Nagasaki University School of Medicine

Nagasaki, Japan


Postdoctoral Training

University of Toronto

Toronto, ON


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