Faculty of Medicine

A Brief history of the Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine was first established in 1867, so that, according to the decree accompanying this decision, “the existing departments of the secondary school of medicine became faculty departments starting with the 1867-1868 academic year”, and “the tenured professors of these departments holding the academic title of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) became faculty professors”.

In 1873, the first Ph.D. thesis defense took place at the Bucharest Faculty of Medicine. By 1888, concurrently with Ph.D. theses, 19 license theses were defended. As of the 1885 academic year, the faculty no longer accepted students without a baccalaureate diploma, and after 1888 the graduates were required to defend a thesis, thus obtaining the title of Doctor of Medicine and Surgery.

The year 1887 prefaced a new stage in the development of the Bucharest Faculty of Medicine, representing a memorable date in the history of Romanian science. In that year, three distinguished scholars were summoned as professors in charge of main departments of the faculty: Victor Babes (1854-1926), one of the great bacteriologists and morphopathologists of his era; George Assaky (1855-1899), founder of the school of experimental surgery, and Nicolae Kalinderu (1832-1902), an eminent clinician, and pioneer of the morphoclinical orientation in Romanian medicine.

After 1890, several notable scholars joined the teaching staff of the Bucharest Faculty of Medicine; in 1895, Thoma Ionescu (1860-1926), founder of modern Romanian surgery and innovator in the field of spinal anesthesia, was appointed professor of topographic anatomy and surgical clinic; in 1899, Gheorghe Marinescu (1863-1938), founder of the Romanian school of neurology; in 1901, Ion Cantacuzino (1863-1934), bacteriologist, biologist, immunologist and epidemiologist, as well as initiator of the Romanian school of experimental medicine.
After World War One, the departments of the Faculty of Medicine were represented by other important figures which helped consolidate the reputation of the faculty. Among these, we mention: Professor Ion Nanu Muscel (1862-1938), clinician and school founder; Anibal Theohari (1873-1933), creator of experimental therapeutics and balneology; Professor Ernest Juvara (1870-1933), innovator in surgical and instrumental technique; Professor Alexandru Obregia (1860-1937), who elaborated the science of psychiatry; Professor Mina Minovici (1858-1933), founder and scientific organizer of legal medicine in Romania; Francisc Rainer (1874-1944), erudite anatomist and anthropologist; Constantin I. Parhon, promoter of endocrinology and biochemistry; Dimitrie Bagdasar (1863-1946), forefather of the school of neurosurgery; Constantin Ionescu-Mihaiesti (1883-1962), representative of the Romanian school of microbiology, organizer of serum production practices, one of the founders of the “Dr. I. Cantacuzino” Institute.

Cîrstoiu Cătălin Florin

Professor, MD, PhD

DEAN

Negreanu Lucian

Associate Professor, MD, PhD

VICE-DEAN FOR EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Craiu Dana Cristina

Professor, MD, PhD

VICE-DEAN OF SCIENCE AND RESEARCH

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Lupușoru Mircea Ovidiu Denis

Assistant Professor, MD, PhD

VICE-DEAN OF UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE AND MASTER'S EDUCATION STUDIES

Bratu Ovidiu-Gabriel

Associate Professor, MD, PhD

VICE-DEAN OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

Costea Radu

Associate Professor, MD, PhD

VICE-DEAN FOR INSTITUTIONAL STRATEGY AND ACADEMIC QUALITY EVALUATION

Busnatu Ștefan Sebastian

Assistant Professor, MD, PhD

VICE-DEAN FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS

Management plan for Dean position

MEDICINE - Preclinical education
DEPARTMENT HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT 1
Functional sciences
Professor Fulga Ion Gigel, PhD
DEPARTMENT 2
Morphological sciences
Professor Costache Mariana, PhD
DEPARTMENT 3
Complementary sciences
Professor Minca Dana Galieta, PhD
MEDICINE - Clinical education
DEPARTMENT HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT 1
Medical semiology
Professor Dina Ion, PhD
DEPARTMENT 2
Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Virology, Diabetes, Endocrinology
Professor Streinu-Cercel Adrian, PhD
DEPARTMENT 3
Nephrology, Urology, Immunology and Immunology of Transplant, Dermatology, Allergology
Associate Professor Harza Mihai-Cristian, PhD
DEPARTMENT 4
Cardio-thoracic pathology
Professor Iliescu Vlad Anton, PhD
DEPARTMENT 5
Internal Medicine (Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Rheumatology, Geriatrics), Family Medicine, Labor Medicine
Professor Fierbinteanu-Braticevici Georgeta-Carmen, PhD
DEPARTMENT 6
Clinical neurosciences
Professor Bajenaru Ovidiu-Alexandru, PhD
DEPARTMENT 7
Pediatrics
Professor Plesca Doina-Anca, PhD
DEPARTMENT 8
Radiology, Oncology, Hematology
Professor Coriu Daniel, PhD
DEPARTMENT 9
Physical and rehabilitation medicine
Professor Ionescu Anca Mirela, PhD
DEPARTMENT 10
General surgery
Professor Patrascu Traian, PhD
DEPARTMENT 11
Plastic and reconstructive surgery, Pediatric Surgery
Professor Balanescu Radu-Ninel, PhD
DEPARTMENT 12
Ophthalmology, ENT
Professor Popa-Cherecheanu Daniela-Alina, PhD
DEPARTMENT 13
Obstetrics - Gynecology
Professor Bratila Elvira, PhD
DEPARTMENT 14
Orthopedics, Anaesthesia Intensive Care Unit (AICU / ATI)
Professor Popescu Gheorghe-Ion, PhD

Virtual Tour - Faculty of Medicine

The Virtual Interactive Tour aims to offer visitors a complex experimentation, in accordance with modern standards.

Visitors can now walk around the Faculty of Medicine Palace by just accessing the Virtual Tour from their computers or smartphones.

It is also possible to find interesting historical or present information about each room, by accessing the "Info point" icons.

The tour was developed as part of the project CNFIS-FDI-2019-0711 (ASPIRE: Development of the international student community of UMFCD)

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