Elena Shanina, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Clinical

Division/ Program Title:

Clerkship Program Director
EMG Lab Director

Mailing Address:

301 University Blvd, Route 0539
Galveston, TX 77555-0539


9.128 John Sealy Annex


(409) 772-8053


(409) 772-6940

Education and Post Graduate Training:


  • Medical School -Rostov State Medical University
  • Postgraduate School-Rostov State medical University
  • Internship - Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
  • Neurology Residency- University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Link to CV

Board Certifications:

  • Neurology
  • Neurosonology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Neuromuscular medicine


  • General neurology, Electrodiagnostic medicine, Neurosonology, Neuromuscular disorders.

Clinical Interest:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathies, myopathies, neuromuscular junction disorders, motor neuron disease.

Research Interest:

  • Inflammatory neuropathies, traumatic nerve injuries, sononeurography

Selected Publications:

  • Diagnostic Utility of Sononeurography in Postsurgical and Posttraumatic Neuropathies. AANEM 58th Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, October 3-5, 2012
  • An Unusual Case of familial ALS. Shanina E, Smith RG. // 2009 Carrell Krusen Neuromuscular Symposium Feb 18-20, 2009.
  • Changing role of NRTI neuropathy in HIV neuropathy burden. Shanina E, Gelman B, Richey FJ, Smith RG. // AANEM 55th Annual Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island Sept. 17-20, 2008
  • Thiamine deficiency in HIV associated NRTI neuropathy. Shanina E, Gelman B, Richey FJ, Smith RG. // ANA 133rd Annual Meeting , Salt Lake City, Utah, Sepr 21-24, 2008.

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Abstract Award -American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (2012)
  • Travel Award for American Neurological Association for research presentation, 2008
  • Resident of the year award, Department of Neurology UTMB, 2009
  • Certificate of Highest Qualification Category in Medicine, Provincial Ministry of Health Care, Russia 2001

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Neurology 2006
  • Texas Neurological Association 2007
  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine 2008
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2009
  • American Society of Neuroimaging 2009