Victor Czerkasij is an associate lecturer with Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc. (FHEA), an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education. He holds a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Southern Adventist University. He is the recipient of Vanderbilt’s Excellence in Writing award for his research paper, The Effects of Moderate to Severe Psoriasis on Human Sexuality. Victor is a certified family nurse practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurse Credentialing Center. He is also a registered histotechnologist.
He currently practices as a nurse practitioner at the Skin Cancer & Cosmetic Dermatology’s Cleveland office, where he applies his skills diagnosing and prescribing for many patients on a full-time basis. He has served alongside Dr. John Chung since 2002. Victor is a member of numerous organizations, including the National Society of Histotechnology, the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner’s Association, the Southeast Association of Histotechnologists and Medical Lab Personnel, the Medical Reserve Corps of Southeast Tennessee, the Tennessee Nursing Association, the Georgia Nursing Association, and Sigma Theta Tau (the nursing field’s international honor society). He is a contributing author to the Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and Practice Preparation textbook (4th ed.). He has been published in and serves as an editorial board member for the Nurse Practitioner Journal and the Journal of Nurse Practitioners. He has additional publications in Men in Nursing, Clinician Reviews and various newspapers throughout Tennessee and Georgia.
In addition to teaching at Southern Adventist University, Dalton State College and Vanderbilt University, Victor is a popular speaker nationally, and has presented at local regional and national medical centers and conferences on the topics Common Malignancies in Dermatology and the Role of Moh’s Surgery, Malignant Tumors of Dermatology and Treatment in the Adult Primary Care Setting and Dermatology in the Adult Primary Care Setting. He has recorded the audio programs, The Golden Years: Understanding and Treating Skin in the Older Adult, A Primer on Dermatology: Increasing Skills to Enhance Clinical Competency, Dermatology Across the Lifespan, Help My Child: Topics, Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Pediatric Dermatologic Conditions, and Is this Skin Cancer? Identifying and Treating Malignant Cutaneous Neoplasms. Victor is currently in his doctoral program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Ukrainian born and raised in New York City, he has been married to his Alabama wife for 34 years and they have two adult sons. Victor has a farm in Bradley County, TN, where he keeps a dozen beehives, fishes on his lake and enjoys pizza from his own outdoor wood-fired oven he built from scratch.