Yekaterina Karpitskaya, M.D.
Dr. Karpitskaya joined Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists in 2011 and specializes in general orthopaedics and sports medicine. She is a former member of the United States Air Force. She is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and double board certified in sports medicine and general orthopaedics.
SPECIALTY: General Orthopaedics
SUBSPECIALTY: Sports Medicine
- Biloxi Regional Medical Center
- Garden Park Hospital
- Ocean Springs Hospital
- MemorialHospital at Gulfport
- Cedar Lake Surgery Center
- College-Washington University in St. Louis, MO
- Medical School-Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
- Internship-University of California, Los Angeles
- Residency-University of California, Los Angeles
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Mississippi Orthopaedic Society
- Mississippi State Medical Association
CERTIFICATIONS: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
HONORS, AWARDS, ACCREDITATIONS:
- Military Awards (2007-2011): Humanitarian Service Medal
- Air Force Achievement Medal
- Meritorious Unit Award
- AF Outstanding Unit Award
- National Defense Service Medal
- Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- AF expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
- AF training Ribbon The Morris Alex, MD Prize for outstanding performance in the second year Clinical Medicine course
- 2000 Summa Cum Laude in Biology
- 1998 Health Professions Scholarship Program/United States Air Force
- 1998 Phi Beta Kappa
- 1997 Florence Moog Honorary Merit Scholarship
- 1996 Phi Beta Kappa Freshman Book Award
- 1995 Bright Flight Merit Award (MO Board of Higher Education)
- 1994 Dean’s List, 1994-1998 all semesters
- Valedictorian of Class of 1994 Lafayette Senior High School (graduating class of 720)
- Research Chief Resident Project (Los Angeles Shriners Hospital for Sick Children in collaboration with N. Otsuka, MD)
- Investigated relationship between arterial flow and capillary refill in pediatric lower extremity.
- Presented at AAOS Annual Meeting in 2007
- San Diego. Published in J Surg Orthop Adv, 17 (2) 74-6 Chief Resident Project (Los Angeles Shriners Hospital for Sick Children in collaboration with A. Scaduto, MD):
- Case series of outcomes in children with tibial hemimelia Junior Resident Research Project (UCLA Dept of Spine Surgery in collaboration with A. Nick Shamie, MD and L. Khoo, MD)
- Assessed efficacy of novel spine implants in correcting deformity and preventing adjacent segment disease.
- Presented at NASS Annual Meeting in 2006
- Philadelphia Dean’s Fellowship/NIH Training Grant (Laboratory of S. E. Mackinnon MD, Dept of Plastic Surgery, Chief, BJC Hospital, St. Louis, MO)
- Conducted retrospective clinical analysis of relationship between smoking, obesity, thyroid disease and carpal tunnel syndrome; manuscript published in Journal of Plastic Surgery Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship, summer 1997
- Honor’s Project, 1997-1998 (Laboratory of J. Mink MD/PhD, Dept of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO)
- Analyzed biomechanical aspects of single joint movements in patients with Parkinson’s disease, investigated effects of L-Dopa and pallidotomy on reaction time, amplitude and tremor during isolated wrist movements Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship, summer 1996 (Laboratory of W.T. Thach, MD/PhD, Dept of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO)
- Investigated gait and postural stability in patients with Parkinson’s disease before and after administration of L-DOPA Research Assistant, 1994-1996 (Laboratory of W.M. Barnes, Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO)
- Conducted research in DNA sequencing technology; tested utility of various Taq polymerase mutants in LR-PCR; investigated interactions between Taq polymerase and divalent cations; became experienced in operation of ABI377 DNA sequencer
PUBLICATIONS, POSTERS AND PAPERS IN PROGRESS:
- Yekaterina Karpitskaya MD, Joshua Miller BS, and Norman Otsuka MD. The Influence of Arterial Flow on Capillary Refill in Pediatric Lower Extremity. J of Surg Ortho Adv. 2008; 17(2): 76-4
- Yekaterina Karpitskaya MD, Joshua Miller BS, Michael Moon CRT and Norman Otsuka MD. The Influence of Arterial Flow on Capillary Refill in Pediatric Lower Extremity.
- Podium presentation at AAOS 2007 meeting, San Diego, CA Arya Nick Shamie, MD
- Yekaterina Karpitskaya, MD; Thomas Scioscia MD, John Abelson, BA; Langston Holly, MD; Larry Khoo, MD; Jeffrey Wang, MD. Acute Kyphosis Correction of the Thoracolumbar Spine Using the Synex Expandable Cage.
- Poster presented at NASS 2005 meeting, Philadelphia, WA Charles C. Edwards, II, Yekaterina Karpitskaya, Chuck Cha, John G. Heller, Carl Lauryssen, S. Timothy Yoon, and K. Daniel Riew.
- Accurate Identification of Adverse Outcomes After Cervical Spine Surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004; 86:251-256
- Y Karpitskaya, CB Novak, SE Mackinnon. Prevalence of Smoking, Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and Thyroid Disease in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Ann Plast Surg. 2002 Mar; 48(3): 269-73.
- Y Karpitskaya and JW Mink “Parkinsonian Rigidity: Its Pathophysiology and Response to Treatment,” (poster) Senior Thesis, HHMI Symposium, fall 1997
- Y Karpitskaya, AJ Bastian, JW Mink and WT Thach “The Effects of Medication on Gait Parameters and Postural Stability in the Elderly Parkinsonian Patients,”(poster) HHMI Symposium, fall1996
- JW Mink, Y Karpitskaya, K Wenger, and J Flekal “The Pallidotomy Paradox: Different Motor Effects of Globus Pallidus Lesions in Normal and Parkinson’s Disease Brains,” (poster) Society for Neuroscience, 28th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA Nov 1998
- Viva! Dance Troupe, summer 2001 Dancer/ Instructor
- Performed Latin ballroom to raise money for the needs of local Hispanic community; taught salsa classes at the local fitness center
- The School Partnership Program of the St. Louis Public Schools, 1999
- Saturday Scholar Program
- Lectured high school students on selected topics in anatomy
- La Clinica, 1998-1999
- Provided healthcare for the members of the local Hispanic community; organized free hypertension and diabetes screenings
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 1996-1998
- Russian Translator
INTERESTS: Spending time with family, long distance running, triathlons, endurance events and tennis.
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