Previous Positions

Assistant Professor of Clinical Endocrinology, Smolens State Medical University, Smolensk
Associate Professor of Pathology and Clinical Medicine and Dean of Administration Saint James School of Medicine, Anguilla
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

Research Interests

Main area of Dr. Podcheko research interests and expertise is Molecular Endocrinology. His work has focused on elucidation of 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.


Podtcheko 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

Dean of Basic Sciences
Associate Professor of Pathology and Clinical Sciences

Career Profile

Dr. Podcheko is a Clinical  Endocrinologist with over a decade of experience in active medical research, medical education and academic administration. He leads the Basic Sciences program at AUIS with a focus on personal development of each student through critical thinking skills, active teaching and effective mentoring. As an educator, he believes in producing real-world health professionals with an acute sense of fiscal and social accountability. Dr. Podcheko is interested in curriculum development, students and faculty evaluation, and development of new methods of active learning in Basic Medical  Sciences.


  • Doctor Of Medicine: Smolensk State Medical University, Smolensk, Russian Federation
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Nagasaki, Japan
  • Postdoctoral Training: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada