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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!

Mar 24, 2024

What drives someone to work tirelessly, sacrificing leisure to stand by others during their most critical moments? What kind of dedication does it take to support people in their hour of need and perform complex, life-saving brain surgeries? And what pushes a person to take charge of developing an innovative neuronavigation surgical system, or to seek out groundbreaking treatments for one of the most formidable adversaries in cancer treatment—glioblastoma? These questions touch on the essence of what it means to be deeply committed to neurosurgery, neurotechnology, and neuroscience.

Today on the "Neurocareers: Doing the Impossible!" podcast, we are privileged to introduce Dr. Anna Oleshkevich, MD, a luminary whose life and career embody the answers to these questions. With a distinguished background in neurosurgery and neurotechnology, Anna has dedicated a decade to clinical excellence and pioneering research. Her journey has taken her from notable achievements in neuro-oncology and reconstructive neurosurgery to groundbreaking work developing a pioneering treatment for glioblastoma.

In this episode, Anna will share her insights into the motivations and character traits essential for pushing the boundaries of neuroscience and neurotechnology. She'll delve into her relentless pursuit of innovative treatments for glioblastoma, drawing on the viral theory of carcinogenesis as a promising avenue. Her story is one of unwavering dedication, a passion for helping others, and a ceaseless quest for innovation.

You will gain a unique perspective on what it takes to make significant advancements in treating brain diseases and developing cutting-edge surgical technologies. Anna will share insights gained from years of experience, discussing the challenges encountered, the continual development of skills, and the immense pleasure derived from making a difference in patients' lives. 

Join us as we explore Dr. Anna Oleshkevich's inspiring journey, her contributions to neurosurgery, neurotechnology, and neuroscience, and her vision for the future of neurocareers. Discover the beacon of hope and innovation in the relentless fight against brain cancer and a leader in neurosurgical advancement.

About the Podcast Guest:

Dr. Anna Oleshkevich, MD, stands out as a remarkable figure in the medical community. She has vast experience as a distinguished neurosurgeon from Belarus and an avid neurobiologist and longevity researcher. With a decade of rich expertise that cuts across both clinical practice and groundbreaking research, her work encompasses neuro-oncology, spine neurosurgery, facial paralysis surgery, and cranioplasty/reconstructive neurosurgery. At the Republican Research and Clinical Center of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Dr. Oleshkevich excelled in assessing and diagnosing patients, interpreting diagnostic tests and neuroimaging, and adeptly working with microscopes and neuronavigation systems to perform intricate neurosurgical procedures, including emergency surgeries.

Her scientific research is equally impressive, focusing on antiviral therapy in patients with high-grade gliomas, intramedullary tumors of the spinal cord, and the reconstructive surgery of cranial defects using individual titanium implants. Dr. Oleshkevich's commitment to advancing the field of neurosurgery is evident in her active participation in presenting and discussing cases at scientific meetings and conferences, where she shares her knowledge and insights with the global medical and scientific community.

Dr. Oleshkevich has esteemed memberships in the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).

You can connect with Dr. Oleshkevich via LinkedIn:

About the Podcast Host:

The Neurocareers podcast is brought to you by The Institute of Neuroapproaches ( and its founder, Milena Korostenskaja, Ph.D. (Dr. K), a neuroscience educator, research consultant, and career coach for people in neuroscience and neurotechnologies. As a professional coach with a background in the field, Dr. K understands the unique challenges and opportunities job applicants face in this field and can provide personalized coaching and support to help you succeed.

Here's what you'll get with one-on-one coaching sessions from Dr. K:

  • Identification and pursuit of career goals
  • Guidance on job search strategies, resume and cover letter development, and interview preparation
  • Access to a network of professionals in the field of neuroscience and neurotechnologies
  • Ongoing support and guidance to help you stay on track and achieve your goals

You can always schedule a free neurocareer consultation/coaching session with Dr. K at

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