Elena Minakova, M.D., M.S.  eminakova@wustl.edu

Pediatrics

phone: (314) 454-6005

Education

  • B.S., University of California San Diego2004
  • M.S., University of California San Diego2006
  • M.D., University of California Davis School of Medicine2011

Training

  • Medical School, University of California, Davis2007 - 2011
  • Residency, University of California San Francisco Children's Hospital Oakland2011 - 2014
  • Fellowship, University of California Los Angeles2014 - 2017

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics2014

Honors

  • Phi Theta Kappa2001
  • Golden Key International Honors Society2004
  • Phi Beta Kappa2004
  • Children's Discovery Innovation Institute Friedman Fellowship Research Grant2016 - 2017
  • Janet and Ray Scherr Fellowship Loan Repayment Endownment Award2017 - 2017

Recent Publications view all (3)


  1. Hagen E, Shprung D, Minakova E, Washington J 3rd, Kumar U, Shin D, Sankar R, Mazarati A. Autism-Like Behavior in BTBR Mice Is Improved by Electroconvulsive Therapy. Neurotherapeutics. 2015;12(3):657-66. PMCID:PMC4489959  PMID:25916397  
  2. Minakova E, Doniger SJ. Botfly larva masquerading as periorbital cellulitis: identification by point-of-care ultrasonography. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014;30(6):437-9. PMID:24892687  
  3. Root CM, Velázquez-Ulloa NA, Monsalve GC, Minakova E, Spitzer NC.. Embryonically Expressed GABA and Glutamate Drive Electrical Activity Regulating Neurotransmitter Specification J Neurosci. 2008;28(18):4777-4784. PMID:18448654   
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