2011 Specialist in Pharmaceutical Medicine – European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine (Basel, Switzerland)
2003 Master in Public Health, Epidemiology – Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
1990 Medical Doctor, General Medicine – “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy (Timisoara, Romania)

Professional Career
Current Medical Advisor, Translational Medicine and Pharmaceutical Clinical Development – GB Biomed Advisors GmbH (Basel, Switzerland)
2013 – 2014 Ophthalmology Early Program Leader – Roche Pharma Research & Early Development (Basel, Switzerland)
2005 – 2013 Medical Scientific Expert, Global Program Medical Director Lucentis & Therapeutic Area Head Ophthalmology – Novartis Pharma AG (East Hanover, New Jersey, USA & Basel, Switzerland)
2000 – 2005 Ophthalmology Clinical Research Coordinator & Lecturer in Ophthalmology Master Program – Emory Eye Center, Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
1996-2000 Ophthalmology Medical Technician – Georgia Retina PC (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
1990-1995 Medical Doctor, General Medicine, Family Practice, Preventive & Public Health – Rural/Urban Dispensary & County Hospital (Orsova, Romania)

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
European Medical Association/ European Association for Predictive, Preventive & Personalized Medicine (EPMA)

Clinical Research and Drug Development Experience
Clinical studies design and execution in both investigator initiated studies and industry pharmaceutical development programs. Analysis and reporting of clinical studies.
Regulatory applications and interactions with global health regulatory agencies.
Speaker at global and local societies and retina professional meetings (Europe, Asia), ophthalmology endpoints workshops and consortia, educational symposia.

Main interests
Biomedical research and experimental medicine, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, ethical and regulatory framework in clinical research and studies in humans, as well as optimization of clinical development and translational medicine. Continuous medical education teaching in the field of applied clinical research methodology and retina translational medicine, disease models, clinical endpoints and retina imaging biomarkers.