Svetlana Trofimova, PA-C

  • Physician Assistant

Svetlana (Lana) Trofimova, PA-C, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery as a surgical physician assistant for the Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery in 2012. She currently is a member of the Preceptor Academy for Advanced Practice Providers. She also is a Preceptor of PA students at Chatham University where she earned her master of physician assistant studies degree.

Outside of neurosurgery, she enjoys painting, ceramics, traveling, hiking, spending time with her family and friends, and creating projects that bring science, art and wellness together. Svetlana speaks both English and Russian.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Gamma Knife radiosurgery for benign and malignant brain tumors; brain metastases; cranial nerves schwannomas; cerebrovascular anomalies; essential tremors; trigeminal neuralgia.

Board Certifications

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Hospital Privileges

UPMC Presbyterian

Professional Organization Membership

American Academy of Physician Assistants
Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants

Education & Training

  • Degree of General Practitioner, First Tashkent State Medical Institute, 1986
  • MSc, Physician Assistant Studies, Chatham University, 2012

Selected Publications

Niranjan A, Layne D, Briercheck M, Trofimova S, Monaco EA III, Kano H, Lunsford LD. Implementation of a New UPMC Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Quality Assurance RegistryStereotact Funct Neurosurg 95(1):49-59, 2017.