Dr. Varticovski was born in Siberia, Russia, where she completed first year medical school. She continued training at the U. of Utah, Albany Medical College, and Hematology/Oncology at New England Medical Center, Boston, MA. After long-standing clinical and independent research as Associate Professor, she joined NCI in 2003. Her research focuses on drug development and epigenetic regulation in cancer. She is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Hematology/Oncology and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Varticovski has a long-standing involvement in education of Russian-speaking medical professionals and is the Founding Director of first Russian American Medical Association in USA.