Specialty training in Romania

Postdoctoral fellowship

GMC No: 7484261

I am currently Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer and Ethics & Law Tutor at the Center for Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London which is ranked 9th worldwide by the 2020 QS World University Ranking, being awarded one of the three funded places offered for my significant contribution to teaching by Imperial College London to attend the prestigious Annual Intensive Course on Medical Ethics 2019.

Regarding my clinical expertise in the field of Psychiatry, it would be worth mentioning the following: in 2007, I successfully completed a prestigious Elective in Psychiatry at Oxford University Medical School, UK; in 2014, I completed my specialty training in General Adult Psychiatry in Romania, European Union; having a special interest in Old Age Psychiatry, since 2015 I have performed various clinical roles in the field of Old Age Psychiatry in some of the best NHS Trusts in London and Northumberland working in diverse clinical settings such as day hospital, Liaison Psychiatry, memory clinics, cognitive impairment and dementia service, inpatient ward, community mental health teams and crisis resolution & home treatment teams, becoming a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS by successfully passing an interview in 2017. Since 2017, I have thus been working as a Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry in South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS TrustCentral and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and in the West London Mental Health NHS Trust.

I would like to add my experience in reviewing and evaluating postdoctoral research projects as an Independent Expert of the European Commission, Brussels. Moreover, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in medical ethics and palliative care with a special interest in chronic patient autonomy (“Programme of Excellency in doctoral and postdoctoral multidisciplinary research in chronic diseases”, the European Social Fund POSDRU/159/1.5/S/133377) and a PhD under joint supervision with New York University School of Medicine on the concept of retrogenesis which opens new ways for understanding Alzheimer’s disease. I also graduated an Intercalated Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours in Neuroscience at University College London, being awarded the Health Foundation Intercalated BSc Award for my Intercalated BSc research project.

Since 2019, I have invited to be keynote speaker at prestigious scientific events, being honoured to be the only Psychiatrist invited as honorary speaker at the popular multidisciplinary 17th Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress organized in Monaco, Monte Carlo under the High Patronage of S.A.S. le Prince Albert II de Monaco, being awarded a certificate of appreciation.

In my clinical practice, I promote person-centred care by formulating personalised care plans, facilitating patient autonomy and supporting psychoeducation of both patients and carers.

NHS clinical experience of Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry