Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric CriticalCare Medicine

Academic Appointments


Professional Education


  • Fellowship:Stanford University School of Medicine (2012) CA
  • Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (2012)
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2009)
  • Medical Education:University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila (2002) Romania
  • Residency:University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine (2009) IL
  • Internship:Long Island College Hospital (2007) NY

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


I do have multiple interests in the ICU: from quality improvement to research, from transplant to palliative care. However, most of my projects are related to transplant medicine and quality improvement. My initial resident QI project changed the way kidney transplant recipients are managed in the immediate postoperative period at University of Illinois at Chicago. My fellowship research looked at pharmacokinetics after liver transplant and my preliminary results are very promising. As part of my scholarly activities for the last 6 months I am conducting a research study, looking at ways to better monitor and manage the pediatric kidney transplant in the ICU by assessing the hemodynamics in the first 48 hours post transplant.
As part of my QI involvement, I am currently mentoring some of the PCCM fellows in longitudinal quality improvement projects such as: sedation in recipients of liver transplantation, ICU outcomes for children receiving bone marrow transplantation.

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