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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

(2020 – to date) Ophthalmologist Specialised Physician - WEST EYE HOSPITAL, Bucharest
(01.11.2016 – to date) Ophthalmologist Specialised Physician - Ophthalmology Emergency Hospital, Emergency Unit – providing medical and surgical care for the cases of emergency and trauma patients throughout the country.
(01.05.2015 – 28.02.2019) Ophthalmologist Specialised Physician - “Nicolae Malaxa” Clinical Hospital, Bucharest – Volunteering Contract for the performance of surgical procedures on the anterior segment and posterior segment of the eye.
(01.01.2010 - to date) Eye consultations and eyeglasses prescription in various private ophthalmology practices
(01.02.2017 – 05.12.2017) – Ophthalmologist Specialised Physician – “Prof. Dr. Al. Trestioreanu” Oncology Institute in Bucharest, Bucharest: out-patient specialised medical consultations, eye tumour surgery (e.g.: choroidal, and conjunctival melanomas), ocular annex surgery (eyelids and extraocular muscles), intraorbital surgery, and oculoplastic surgery (ectropion, entropion, blepharochalasis).
(27.11.2016 – 20.12.2016) Observership: Ospedale Privato Villa Igea, Forli (Italia) – corneal transplantation: PK, DSAEK, DMEK, DALK; clinical and surgical corneal pathology – under the guidance of Professor Massimo Busin
(01.01.2015 – 31.10.2016) Ophthalmologist Resident Physician – Ophthalmology Emergency Hospital (Romania) – Emergency Unit
(01.01.2014 – 31.10.2016) Ophthalmologist Resident Physician – Ophthalmology Emergency Hospital Bucharest (Romania). Professional skills:

  • Cataract and anterior eye segment surgery;
  • Vitreoretinal surgery;
  • Oculoplastic surgery;
  • General ophthalmology, emergency cases, trauma cases.

(01.07.2013 – 31.12.2013) Ophthalmologist Resident Physician – Bucharest Emergency University Hospital (Romania):

  • Glaucoma;
  • Neuro-ophthalmology;
  • General ophthalmology.

(30.03.2011 – 30.06.2013) Clinical Research Scientist - Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA). Medical Retina Department under the guidance of Dr. Stephen Tsang and Dr. Stanley Chang.

  • Retinal dystrophies, solitary or related to genetic syndromes/diseases: Retinitis Pigmentosa (Usher Syndrome, Brdet-Biedel Syndrome), Stargardt, Cone-rod dystrophies, Pattern Dystrophy, Best, Recessive Best, etc.
  • I used state-of-the-art technology to diagnose or follow-up patients or to describe new disease signs/symptoms:
  • Adaptive Optics;
  • SD-OCT and Autofluorescence Spectralis Heidelberg
  • Humphrey Visual Fields, Nidek Microperimetry
  • ERG, EOG, VEP, Mulifocal ERG and Pattern ERG
  • Skin biopsy and genetic tests, genetic therapy, stem-cell therapy

(01.01.2010 – 28.02.2011) Ophthalmologist Resident Physician – Ophthalmology Emergency Hospital, Bucharest: cataract and anterior eye segment surgery.

EDUCATION

(26.10.2016) Passed the exam for being awarded the title of Specialised Ophthalmologist Physician
(01.10.2003 – 30.09.2009) “Carol Davila” Medicine and Pharmacy University, Bucharest (Romania) – Bachelor Thesis: “Pulmonary Hypertension in Children with Cystic Fibrosis”, 2009; Coordinator: Dr. Mihai Craiu, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor
(15.09.1999 – 15.06.2003) “Mihail Kogalniceanu” Theoretical High-School, Vaslui (Romania); Profile: Natural Science: biology, physics, chemistry

TRAINING COURSES

(16.04.2016) Certificate in Clinical Science in Ophthalmology – International Council of Ophthalmology

  • The best result amongst the Romanian participants: “Passed with Merit”. Only 11 candidates worldwide got the “Merit” title that year.

(05.07.2015 – 12.07.2015) Eye Surgery Training – Oculistica Universitaria di Pisa, Pisa (Italy)

  • This training was the prize for the best case presentation, the Sifi Scholarship, the National Ophthalmology Congress, Sinaia, 2015
  • Glaucoma Surgery under the guidance of Professor Dr. Marco Nardi, M.D., PhD

(13.04.2015) Certificate of Basic Science, Optics and Refractions, use of instruments – International Council of Ophthalmology
(01.01.2013 – 05.02.2013) Certificate of Training in Basic Science in Ophthalmology – Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA
(01.01.2012 – 03.02.2012) Certificate of Training in Basic Science in Ophthalmology – Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA
(03.2019) “Paediatric Advance Life Support” Training – “Alfred Rusescu” Institute for Mother and Child care, Bucharest (Romania) – Dr. Mihai Craiu, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor

PARTICIPATION IN CONGRESSES

  • TRAINER in the National Students’ Surgery Congress, with international attendance, October 24-27, 2019
  • EURETINA Conference in Prague, March 2019
  • SRO Conferences, October 2010, and 2014 to 2019
  • Conference of the Romanian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Eforie Nord, 2014 to 2018
  • National Oculoplastic Conference, Bucharest, October 2017
  • SRG Conferences, 2014, 2015
  • ESCRS Conferences in London, September 2014; Athens, February 2016; Copenhagen, September 2016; Lisbon, October 2017; Vienna, September 2018; Paris, September 2019
  • LIONS "Sanse Egale" Volunteering Project, United Way; event: Opening Eyes Special Olympics-Sportivi Sanatosi, Bucharest, May 2014, and Targu Mures, May 2015; Baia Mare, June 2017; Targoviste, June 2018
  • “Diabetic Eye” Training, November 2014
  • SRCCR Congresses in 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Annual Conference of the Romanian Retina Society, 2014 to 2019
  • Corneal Pathology Training, June 2014 – Prof. Dr Massimo Busin
  • Romanian Cornea Conference, September 2014 - M. Ward, MD
  • Annual RCLSO and SRCSO Congress in Sibiu, 2015, 2016, 2017

PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED

  • Atlantic Coast Retinal Club and Macula, New York University ,NY, SUA, January 2012
  • ARVO Meeting , Fort Lauderdale, USA, May 2012 - Poster Presentation: "A Comparison of the Regions of Increased Autofluorescence Obtained with Near-infrared Autofluorescence and Fundus Autofluorescence in Patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa"
  • ISCEV Western Hemisphere Division Meeting, May 2012, "Unusual macular scar in a 26yo woman"
  • Will's Eye Retina Club Meeting Philadelphia, USA, October 2012
  • ARVO Meeting Seattle, USA, 2013, Poster Presentation: "Longitudinal changes in Preferred Retinal Location, Visual Function, Fundus Autoflorescence and Retinal structure in Stargardt Disease"
  • Atlantic Coast Retinal Club and Macula - John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA, January 2013
  • Great New York Retinal Club, VRM, April 2013
  • 1st Prize for the best paper in the Sifi Scholarship Contest, the National Ophthalmology Congress, Sinaia, 2014;
  • 1st Prize for the best paper in the Residents’ Session, the National Ophthalmology Congress, Sinaia, 2015;
  • Residents’ Session, the National Ophthalmology Congress, Sinaia, 2016
  • " Ophthalmological Screening of the Special Olympics Young Athletes in Romania" in the Annual RCLSO and SRCSO Congress, Sibiu, November 2017

PROJECTS AND STUDIES

  • Mice with a D190N Mutation in the Gene Encoding Rhodopsin: A Model for Human Autosomal-Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa, Javier Sancho-Pelluz,1,2 Joaquin Tosi,1,2,3 Chun-Wei Hsu,1,2 Frances Lee, 4 Kyle Wolpert,1,2 Mirela R Tabacaru,1,2 Jonathan P Greenberg,2 Stephen H Tsang,1,2,5 and Chyuan-Sheng Lin4,5 Mol Med. 2012 May 9
  • Comparison of Near-Infrared and Short-Wavelength Autofluorescence in Retinitis Pigmentosa Tobias Duncker, Mirela R. Tabacaru, Winston Lee, Stephen H. Tsang, Janet R. Sparrow and Vivienne C. Greenstein; Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Jan 17
  • Evaluation of multimodal imaging in carriers of X-linked retinitis pigmentosa Jennifer H. Acton a, b,

c, Jonathan P. Greenber a , Vivienne C. Greenstein a, c, Marcela Marsiglia a, c, d, Mirela Tabacaru, R. Theodore Smith c, Stephen H. Tsang; Exp Eye Res. 2013 Aug

  • Novel Compound Heterozygous Mutations Resulting in Cone Dystrophy With Supernormal Rod

Response Tamara Lee Lenis, MD, MS1; Elona Dhrami-Gavazi, MD2; Winston Lee, MA2,3; Sri Krishna Mukkamala, MD2,4; Mirela Raluca Tabacaru, MD2; Lawrence Yannuzzi, MD4; Peter Gouras, MD2; Stephen H. Tsang, MD, PhD; JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Nov

ACQUIRED SKILLS

  • Surgery on the anterior segment of the eye (cataract surgery) and on the posterior segment of the eye (vitreoretinal surgery);
  • Corneal transplantation;
  • Oculoplastic surgery;
  • Laser surgery (nd-yag, argon) on the anterior segment and on the posterior segment of the eye
  • Seeing chronic patients and patients who underwent surgery
  • Skills related to the medical practice in the ophthalmology medical practice, prescribing eyeglasses

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

  • English
  • French
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