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Last updated: February 4, 2024

Pavel Zhelnov, MD, quit a career in orthopedic spine surgery due to dermatitis, transitioned to health policy & evidence synthesis, and is exploring machine learning & Web3.

a) CONTACTS

I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

This website drzhelnov.github.io is my personal website.

My email is ... pavel [at] zheln [dot] com.

ORCiD | LinkedIn | GitHub | Twitter

b) DEGREES

2023–2027

PhD in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (Health Systems Research – Organization and Management Studies)

(enrolled full-time)

Link to Graduate Student Directory

Provisional thesis title: Health research waste reduction: an organizational solution

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

University of Toronto

Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Tricco, MSc, PHD

Co-registered as a graduate student at the Knowledge Translation Program of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital (Unity Health Toronto)

Toronto, ON, Canada


2019–2020

Pavlov University

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Achievements:


2017–2019

Diploma of Postgraduate Education in Traumatology and Orthopedics

Pavlov University

Saint Petersburg, Russia

GPA: 4.8 out of 5.0 / 3.8 out of 4.0 (A-/Distinction)


2011–2017

Specialist Diploma in General Medicine – Combined Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master’s Degree Equivalent

Pavlov University

Saint Petersburg, Russia

GPA: 4.6 out of 5.0 / 3.6 out of 4.0 (B+/Distinction)

c) CERTIFICATES

2021–2023

TOEFL iBT

Total: 108

Reading: 29 / Listening: 27 / Speaking: 26 / Writing: 26


2019–2024

Certificate to Practice Traumatology and Orthopedics in Russia

Pavlov University

Saint Petersburg, Russia


2017–2022

Accreditation to Practice Primary Care Medicine in Russia

Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Moscow, Russia


2010

Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF)

Niveau B2

d) HONORS

National:

2017

2nd place winner

7th International Medical Congress of Junior Researchers “Saint Petersburg Readings” (Traumatology and Orthopedics), Saint Petersburg, Russia

Local/Institutional:

2017

1st place winner

Traumatology and Orthopedics

78th Conference “Current Problems of Experimental and Clinical Medicine”, Saint Petersburg, Russia


2016

3rd place winner

Traumatology and Orthopedics

77th Conference “Current Problems of Experimental and Clinical Medicine”, Saint Petersburg, Russia


2012

3rd place winner

Latin Studies

Students’ Conference “Students’ Science”, Saint Petersburg, Russia

e) EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Current:

Exploring part-time employment options as a full-time graduate student up to 20 hours per week as per R186(V)

Previous:

2023

Freelance Medical Writer

Technological Platforms

Upwork | Freelancer

Mexico City, Mexico

Key Responsibilities:

Key Achievements:

2020–2023

Independent Researcher/Tutor

Self-Employed

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Key Responsibilities:

Key Achievements:


2021–2022

Orthopedic Traumatologist Physician

Administrative Department for the Implementation of Functions of a National Medical Research Center

Priorov National Medical Research Centre of Traumatology and Orthopaedics

Moscow, Russia

Key Responsibilities:

Key Achievements:


2020

Startup Co-Founder

Project021.org

(currently not operational)

Historical Dev Blog is online

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Key Responsibilities:

Key Achievements:


2019–2020

Emergency Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon

Department of Orthopedic Trauma #2

Dzhanelidze Research Institute of Emergency Medicine

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Key Responsibilities:

Key Achievements:


2018–2020

Medical Reviewer

Foreign Travel Department

Class-Assistance Ltd.

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Key Responsibilities:

Key Achievements:


2017

Crowd Transcriptionist

TranscribeMe.com

Key Responsibilities:

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2015

Ward Nurse

Department of Neurosurgery #2

City Hospital No. 26

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Key Responsibilities:

Key Achievements:

f) SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Membership in Professional Associations:

2021–now

Member

Association for Interdisciplinary Meta-Research and Open Science

Melbourne, VIC, Australia


2020–2023

Member

Russian Society for Evidence-Based Medicine

Moscow, Russia

Chair: Professor Olga Yu. Rebrova, PhD

Key Responsibilities:

Key Achievements:

Other Activities:

2021

Evidence Ambassador

World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day

Key Achievements:


2013–2021

Founder of an Online Students’ Learning Resource

VK.com/PDFpdf

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Key Achievements:

g) GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECT SUPERVISION

2018–2020

Student Lead

Spine Surgery Group of the Students’ Research Society

Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics

Pavlov University

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Supervisor: Professor Denis I. Kutyanov, MD, PhD

Key Responsibilities:

Key Achievements:

h) RESEARCH PROJECTS, PUBLICATIONS, AND FUNDING

Summary:

Current:

2022

(systematic review in progress)

Zhelnov P, Suponin A, Potanin A, Lomazov A, Vladimirova K, Lepik K, Muslimov A. Therapeutic vaccines for follicular lymphoma: a systematic review protocol. OSF Preprints. 2023. doi: 10.31219/osf.io/evj59

Funding: This research was supported by the Russian Science Foundation under grant # 22-25-00516.


2022

(scoping review in progress)

Muslimov A, Zhelnov P. Nucleic-acid tuberculosis vaccines: a scoping review protocol. OSF Preprints. 2022. doi: 10.31219/osf.io/g2s4y.

Funding: This research was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (agreement No. 075-10-2021-113, unique project ID RF—-193021X0001).


2022

(methods paper on hold)

Papers in Peer-reviewed Journals:

1. Meloncelli N, Young A, Christoffersen A, Rushton A, Zhelnov P, Wilkinson SA, Scott AM, de Jersey S. Co-designing nutrition interventions with consumers: A scoping review. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2022 Sep 2. doi: 10.1111/jhn.13082. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36056610.

The first published scoping review featuring the ‘2-week’ methodology (Clark et al., 2020)

Funding: None

Other publications:

Meloncelli N, Young A, Christoffersen A, Zhelnov P, Rushton A, Wilkinson S, Scott AM, de Jersey S. The use of co-design for dietary interventions: protocol for a 2 week scoping review [Internet]. OSF; 2022. Available from: osf.io/y47gq


2020

(publication pending due to copyright issues)

Zhelnov P, Alikov Z, Kutianov D, Dulaev A, Iskrovskiy S. A Russian translation for: Vaccaro AR, Oner C, Kepler CK, Dvorak M, Schnake K, Bellabarba C, Reinhold M, Aarabi B, Kandziora F, Chapman J, Shanmuganathan R, Fehlings M, Vialle L; AOSpine Spinal Cord Injury & Trauma Knowledge Forum. AOSpine thoracolumbar spine injury classification system: fracture description, neurological status, and key modifiers. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Nov 1;38(23):2028-37. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182a8a381.

With permission from the lead author Dr. Alexander Vaccaro and the AO Foundation

Funding: Self-funded


2020

(on hold due to low yield)

Zhelnov P. Translating PRISMA 2020 into Russian [Internet]. OSF; 2020. Available from: osf.io/qdmu6

In collaboration with Dr. Matthew J. Page of the PRISMA 2020 Update Core Group

Funding: Crowdfunding initiated; <$50 donations so far

Previous:

2021–2023

(resigned)

National clinical practice guideline program in traumatology and orthopedics

Listed as a task force member:

Funding: Employment


2021–2022

(retired)

Bardavelidze G, Zhelnov P, Bykov V. Patient-reported outcomes of preserved tibial insertions in pediatric anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with a semitendinosus-gracilis tendon autograft: a retrospective cohort study [Internet]. OSF; 2021. Available from: osf.io/q2cpm

Funding: Self-funded


2020

(discontinued)

Zhelnov P, Parfenenkova A, Zosen D, Karandasheva K, Lepik K, Muslimov A, Chekalov A, Anoshkin K, Trofimov M. Pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals for engineered negligible senescence in humans: a scoping review of clinical and basic research [Internet]. OSF; 2021. Available from: osf.io/7mfj8

Funding: None (so far); a preliminary LoI submitted for a $25,000 SENS Research Foundation grant


2020–2022

(discontinued)

Zhelnov P. Zheln.com: A protocol for a universal living overview of health-related systematic reviews [Internet]. PROSPERO; 2021. CRD42021224418. Available from: crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42021224418

Funding: Crowdfunding initiated; <$50 donations so far


2019–2021

(no active support)

Zhelnov P. Sebzer: A citation export tool for eLIBRARY.RU (Russian Science Citation Index) [Internet]. Systematic Review Toolbox; 2019. Available from: http://systematicreviewtools.com/tool.php?ref=Sebzer

Funding: None


2020

(preprint published)

Zhelnov P. Global researchers in need, and what there is to support them: a Rapid Electronic Scoping Updatable Extensible Review (RESCUER) [Internet]. OSF Preprints; 2020. Available from: osf.io/4rxnm

Funding: None


2020

(report published)

Zhelnov P. Updating PRISMA: A prospective piloting case study [Internet]. OSF; 2020. Available from: osf.io/mkcb5

Acknowledged in the PRISMA 2020 Statement

Funding: None

Other publications:

Zhelnov P. Updating PRISMA: A piloting case study [Internet]. OSF; 2020. Available from: osf.io/hf4jb


2020

(template published)

Zhelnov P. PRISMA-S: PRISMA Search Reporting Extension (Checklist in R Markdown) [Internet]. OSF; 2020. Available from: osf.io/h6syk

Funding: None


2018–2021

(complete)

Papers in Peer-reviewed Journals:

2. Dulaev AK, Kutyanov DI, Iskrovskiy SV, Menshova NT, Zhelnov PV. [Recommendation base for the delivery of specialized medical care to patients with spine and spinal cord injury in Russia: scoping review]. Khir Pozvonochnika. 2021 Dec;18(4):41–54. Russian. doi: 10.14531/ss2021.4.41-54.

Funding: The work was performed under the research project of the state task of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, 2020–2022 (Improvement of national clinical guidelines for the treatment of patients with spine and spinal cord injury, No. A-A20-120021890131-4).

Other publications:

Dulaev A, Kutianov D, Iskrovskii S, Menshova N, Zhelnov P. Content and quality of recommendations on tertiary management of patients with spinal injuries in Russia: A systematic scoping review [Internet]. OSF; 2020. Available from: osf.io/7vx5n


2016–2020

(complete)

Papers in Peer-reviewed Journals:

3. Dulaev AK, Kutianov DI, Zhelnov PV, Brizhan SL. [Healthcare resources to care for spinal conditions: international experience (a systematic scoping review)]. Genii Ortop. 2020 Dec;26(4):607-615. Russian. doi: 10.18019/1028-4427-2020-26-4-607-615.

Funding: None

Other publications:

Dulaev A, Kutianov D, Zhelnov P, Brizhan’ S. Adminstration of health care to patients with diseases of the spine: the experience of the foreign countries (a scoping review) [Internet]. OSF; 2020. Available from: osf.io/5jgn4


2016–2020

(complete)

Papers in Peer-reviewed Journals:

4. Dulaev AK, Manukovskiy VA, Kutyanov DI, Bulakhtin YY, Brizhan’ SL, Zhelnov PV. [Development of management of emergency surgical care for patients with acute traumatic and nontraumatic spinal pathologies in conditions of megapolis]. Vestn Khir Im I I Grek. 2017 Dec;176(4):39-43. Russian. doi: 10.24884/0042-4625-2017-176-4-39-43.

Funding: None

Other publications:

Papers in Peer-reviewed Journals:

5. Dulaev AK, Manukovskiy VA, Kutyanov DI, Brizhan’ SL, Zhelnov PV. [Surgical treatment of patients with acute non-traumatic spinal disorders in the urban center of spine emergency surgery]. Skor Med Pomoshch. 2017 Mar;18(1):14-19. Russian. doi: 10.24884/2072-6716-2017-18-1-14-19.

6. Dulaev AK, Manukovsky VA, Kutyanov DI, Brizhan SL, Zhelnov PV. [A centralized system of specialized surgical care for patients with acute non-traumatic spine pathology in the modern metropolis]. Khir Pozvonochnika. 2017 Jun;14(2):41-49. Russian. doi: 10.14531/ss2017.2.41-49. 

7. Dulaev AK, Manukovskii VA, Kutianov DI, Brizhan’ SL, Dulaeva NM, Bulakhtin IuIu, Zhelnov PV. [Diagnosis and treatment tactics of specialized medical care provided for patientswith spinal disorders at an emergency unit of spinal surgery]. Genii Ortop. 2017 Dec;23(4):429-438. Russian. doi: 10.18019/1028-4427-2017-23-4-429-438.

8. Dulaev AK, Manukovskii VA, Kutianov DI, Parshin MS, Dulaev DV, Zhelnov PV, Alikov ZIu. [Spine and spinal cord injuries in a Russian metropolitan area: incidence, injury characteristics, and public bed demand]. Skor Med Pomoshch. 2018;19(3):13-18. Russian. doi: 10.24884/2072-6716-2018-19-3-13-18.

9. Dulaev AK, Manukovski VA, Kutyanov DI, Parshin MS, Dulaev DV, Brizhan SL, Iskrovskiy SV, Zhelnov PV. [Analysis of secondary care provided to trauma victims with thoracic and lumbar spine injuries in a setting of an urban centre for acute spinal surgery]. Uch Zap St Peterbg Gos Med Univ Im Akad I P Pavlov. 2018 Dec;25(4):57-63. Russian. doi: 10.24884/1607-4181-2018-25-4-57-63.

10. Dulaev AK, Manukovskiy VA, Kutyanov DI, Iskrovskiy SV, Brizhan SL, Zhelnov PV, Dulaeva NM. [The efficiency of the centralized system for delivery of specialized medical care to victims with acute spinal cord injury in a modern metropolis]. Khir Pozvonochnika. 2019 Mar;16(1):8-15. Russian. doi: 10.14531/ss2019.1.8-15.

11. Dulaev AK, Kutyanov DI, Manukovskiy VA, Parshin MS, Iskrovskiy SV, Zhelnov PV. [Decision-making and technical choice in instrumental fixation for neurologically uncomplicated isolated burst fractures of the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae]. Khir Pozvonochnika. 2019 Jun;16(2):7-17. Russian. doi: 10.14531/ss2019.2.7-17.

12. Dulaev AK, Kutyanov DI, Manukovskiy VA, Iskrovskiy SV, Zhelnov PV. [Influence of administrative factors on the effectiveness of health care delivery to victims with acute spine and spinal cord injuries: regional retrospective study as a base for improving national clinical guidelines]. Khir Pozvonochnika. 2020 Oct;17(3):32-42. Russian. doi: 10.14531/ss2020.3.32-42.


2016–2018

(discontinued)

Zhelnov P. Early minimally invasive posterior fixation v. other management strategies for neurologically intact fractures of thoracic or lumbar vertebrae in alive adults: An umbrella systematic literature review [Internet]. GitHub; 2018. Available from: github.com/p1m-ortho/xr-sfmhsush-ssb-hsss-v2

Funding: None


2013–2015

Did not publish due to clinical years in medical school


2012

(source code lost)

Zhelnov PV. [Some aspects of the development of a Russian-Latin and Latin-Russian automatic translator of detailed clinical diagnoses]. Student Science-2012: Proceedings of the All-Russian Student Scientific Conference; 2012 Oct 18-19; Saint Petersburg, Russia. Saint Petersburg: SPbGPMU; 2012. Russian. Available at: gpmu.org/userfiles/file/СНО/Студ%20наука%202018/прошедшие/Сbornik%20materialov_%20Сtudencheskaya%20nauka-%202012.pdf

Funding: None

h) SKILLS SUMMARY

Computer skills:

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SQL/MySQL/SQLite (Competent)

Git/GitHub (Competent)

Jira/Agile/Scrum (Competent)

BibTeX/Markdown/Pandoc (Competent)

HTML/CSS/Jekyll/Bootstrap (Competent)

R statistical software (Competent)

JavaScript/C#/VBA/PHP/C/Bash/Python (Junior Developer)

Layer-1 & Layer-2 Blockchains/Solana/Ethereum/Solidity (NFT Developer)

Languages:

English (Fluent – С1/С2)

Russian (Native – С2)

French (Intermediate – B1/B2)

Spanish (Pre-intermediate – A2)

Ukrainian (Pre-intermediate – A2)

Worked with medical and financial documentation in Turkish, Bulgarian, and Indonesian

Started learning German and Japanese