• Primary doctor general surgery
  • Head of surgery
  • Doctor of Medical Sciences

Scientific activity

I am a primary doctor of general surgery at the Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology “Prof. Dr. Octavian Fodor” and Head of the Surgery III course at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hațieganu” Cluj-Napoca.

I have participated in numerous training and advanced training courses at universities and institutes in Germany, the Netherlands, France and Italy, obtaining national and European competences in general ultrasonography, laparoscopic surgery – advanced techniques, hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery, oncological surgery and interventional ultrasonography.
I have interests in research and treatment of digestive tumors, being a doctor of medical sciences, with more than 60 papers published in peer-reviewed journals (lead author on more than 30 articles and co-author on more than 30 articles), more than 140 papers presented at national and international congresses, 70 chapters in national and international books and 5 monographs. I am actively involved in research in the field, being coordinator of numerous clinical trials, member of national and European research grants, reviewer for 7 international journals and member of the editorial team of 10 international journals (including Surgery, World Journal of Surgical Oncology, Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, World Journal of Gastroenterology).

Surgical activity

From a professional point of view, my activity has been materialized by performing more than 2100 surgeries as the main operator (2013-2021) in the field of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery, oncological surgery, minimally invasive surgery and digestive surgery. During this period, we have introduced at IRGH a series of cutting-edge techniques in oncological and minimally invasive surgery, among which I mention VAC therapy since 2012, tumor cytoreduction and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), accessible to patients for the first time in a public (state) hospital in Romania as “standard of care” since 2015, the introduction of hybrid surgery (laparoscopic endoscopically assisted surgery -2015), laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of hepatocarcinomas (2015), total duodenopancreatectomy by total laparoscopic approach with preservation of splenic vessels and spleen (2016), central pancreatectomy with pancreatico-gastric anastomosis by total laparoscopic approach (2017), radiofrequency ablation of pancreatic tumours (2017), cephalic duodenopancreatectomy by total laparoscopic approach (2018) and ALPPS: Associated Liver Partition Vein Ligation for Staged hepatectomy (2021).

Activity in professional associations

Member of professional associations:

  • College of Physicians (since 2013)
  • Romanian Society of Surgery (RSC); member of the steering committee (since 2020)
  • Romanian Society of Emergency Surgery and Trauma (SRCUT) (from 2020); member of the steering committee (from 2020)
  • Romanian Association for Endoscopic Surgery and other Interventional Techniques (ARCE) (since 2015)
  • European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and other interventional techniques (EAES) (since 2015)
  • Romanian Association of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation (A.R.C.H.B.P.T.H.)
  • Romanian Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition (ROSPEN)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) (since 2016)
  • Association for the Research and Treatment of Advanced Abdomino-Pelvic Tumors (ACTTAPA) (founding member and president) (since 2018)
  • Association of Image Guided Surgery (founding member and president), (since 2020)
  • European Federation International Society for Digestive Surgery, Education Committees Member (since 2019)
  • International Society For The Study of Pleura and Peritoneum (ISSPP) (from 2020)
  • The International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologist and Oncologists (IASGO) (from 2021)

Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery


Diploma in Surgical Ultrasound


FACS Diploma


FEBS Diploma



  • Certificate of additional studies in general ultrasonography
  • Certificate of complementary studies in Laparoscopic Surgery – advanced techniques
  • Certificate of complementary studies in hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery
  • Certificate of complementary studies in oncological surgery
  • Certificate of complementary studies in Health Management
  • Strasbourg Medical University Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Strasbourg Medical University Diploma in Surgical Ultrasound
  • Tumor cytoreduction and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)

Training Stages


  • Gastric Cancer: Postgraduate Refresher Course, Iasi, 28-30 March 2007;
  • News in Liver Surgery, Bucharest, 18 April 2007;
  • News in Gastroenterology, Tg. Mures, 1-7 April 2007;
  • Introductory course in laparoscopic surgery, Cluj Napoca, 7-11 April 2008;
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery course, Cluj Napoca, 14-18 April 2008;
  • International Workshop on Natural Orifices Endoscopic Surgery, Cluj-Napoca, 22-24 May 2008;
  • International Workshop on Laparoscopic Liver Surgery, Cluj-Napoca, 27-29 March 2008;
  • News in diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer, Cluj-Napoca, 6-9 May 2009;


  • Modern surgical treatment of perianal disorders, Cluj-Napoca, 9-10 September 2011;
  • Practical course on vascular sutures, Cluj Napoca, 6-10 February 2012;
  • Course General Ultrasonography I, Cluj Napoca, 27 February – 6 April 2012;
  • Perioperative nutrition in the surgical patient, Cluj-Napoca, 6-7 April 2012;
  • Good Clinical Practice for Clinical Trial Sites, Cluj Napoca, January – February 2012;
  • Nutritional support in liver and pancreatic diseases, Poiana Brasov, 8 November 2012;
  • Prime course for medical teachers, Cluj-Napoca, 12-16 November 2012;
  • General Ultrasonography II course, Cluj Napoca, January – March 2013;
  • National competence in general ultrasonography, Cluj-Napoca, 24 September 2013;
  • Competence in laparoscopic surgery, advanced techniques, Cluj Napoca, 3 October 2014;
  • Course on the use of devices used in the HIPEC (Thermal Solutions) procedure, Amsterdam, 9-11 October 2014;
  • Hepato-bilio-pancreatic Surgery Course, Cluj-Napoca, January – December 2015;
  • Laparoscopic General Surgery Intensive Course (Hands On), Strasbourg, France, 21-25 September 2015;


  • European School of Surgical Ultrsonography (ESSU) Course, Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano-Milan, Italy, 30 March – 1 April 2016;
  • New perspectives in Hepato-Biliary and Pancreatic Surgery. Advance Course, Strasbourg, France, 22-24 September 2016;
  • Oncological Surgery Course, Oncological Institute “Prof.Dr. Al. Trestioreanu”, Bucharest, 17 October 2016 – 06 January 2017;
  • Course: Pancreatic Alblazioni, Verona, Italy, 10-11 November 2017;
  • Course and practical sessions: Ablation Therapies, IRCAD, Strasbourg, France, 4 April 2018;
  • Course and practical sessions: Percutaneous Image-Guided Surgery, IRCAD, Strasbourg, France, 5-7 April 2018;
  • Online course and competency: IATA, Infectious substances and dry ice, 11 February 2018;
  • EMEA Instructional Course: Complex Open Surgery, Hamburg, Germany, 2 April 2019;
  • Course: psycho-pedagogical skills in the CADMED project, October-November 2019;
  • Advances in Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Malignancies, IASGO, Iasi, Romania, 25 Sep 2019;
  • Online course: Expert Course in Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery, Virtual Course, Johnson&Johnson Institute, October 13-14, 2020;
  • Online course: IOUS Guided Liver Surgery – Basic Principles and Applications, Live Webinar, Humanitas University & Research Hospital, Milan-Italy, 9 December 2020;
  • Course and practical sessions: “ICG usage in Gastrointestinal Surgery”, Surgical Training Institute Bucharest, 19-20 April 2021;

Diagnostic and Treatment Location



Str. Principala, nr. 323T

Suceagu, Commune Baciu

Appointments: +40 378 119 933

+40 744 495 933


General Surgery

  • Oncological Surgery

  • Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Surgery (including HIPEC)
  • Robotic Surgery ( DaVinci )
  • Hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Diagnostic and interventional ultrasound

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