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Mariya Zhukova, MD

Scroll down to see an interview with Dr. Zhukova.

Mariya Zhukova, MD
Mariya Zhukova, MD

Dr. Mariya Zhukova (known to her patients as “Dr. Z”) is an OB/GYN at Cherokee Women’s Health and specializes in robotic surgery.

Originally from Russia, Dr. Z became fascinated by anatomy and the human body as a teenager, and that is when she knew she wanted to become a doctor. Dr. Z didn’t think of being a doctor herself initially, even though there were doctors in her family, but as an older teenager, she went to the Bodies Exhibit Museum, and that is when she knew she wanted to be a doctor. She could not stop talking about how “cool” the museum was, and she immediately became fascinated by anatomy and the human body.

Dr. Z shares her practice philosophy and why she’s passionate about being an OB/GYN.

“I loved seeing my first delivery, and I especially connected with how OB/GYNs get to share in that special, first moment with families.”

– Dr. Mariya Zhukova

Dr. Z received her medical education at Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine, after completing her undergraduate work at FSU, where she graduated Cum Laude. She completed her residency training at WellStar Kennestone Medical Center and has training and experience in robotic surgery.

Areas of Expertise

  • Birth control management
  • Annual GYN exams
  • Adolescent GYN exams
  • Infertility treatment
  • Pelvic pain and endometriosis treatment

Areas of Expertise – Surgical

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Pelvic Surgery

Educational Background

WellStar Kennestone Medical Center, Marietta, GA
Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Basic Life Support
Neonatal Resuscitation Program
Certified in Placement of Nexplanon, Mirena, Skyla, Paragard
Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery
DaVinci Si/Xi Training

Awards and Honors

FSU College of Medicine Mission Scholarship
Rajesh and Sharda Patel Scholarship
College of Medicine Academic Fund Scholarship


State of Georgia