Specialty training in Romania

Postdoctoral fellowship

GMC No: 7484261

I have extensive NHS clinical experience as a Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, providing care to elderly patients with both functional (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis) and organic mental disorders (e.g., delirium, dementia), but also to adults in their 40ʾs and 50ʾs suffering from cognitive impairment.

I am also an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer and an Ethics & Law Tutor at the Centre for Psychiatry of the Faculty of Medicine from 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.

In 2007, I successfully completed a prestigious Elective in Psychiatry at the Oxford University Medical School, UK; in 2014, I completed my specialty training in General Adult Psychiatry; 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 Trust, Central, and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, and in the West London Mental Health NHS Trust.

I have experience reviewing and evaluating postdoctoral research projects as an Independent Expert of the European Commission, Brussels. I also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in medical ethics and palliative care with a special interest in chronic patient autonomy and a PhD under joint supervision with the New York University School of Medicine on the concept of retrogenesis which opens new ways for understanding Alzheimer’s disease. I also graduated with an Intercalated Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours in Neuroscience at University College London, being awarded the Health Foundation Intercalated BSc Award.

Since 2019, I have been invited to be a keynote speaker at prestigious international scientific events, being honoured to be the only Psychiatrist invited as an 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 adapted to the needs of my patients, facilitating patient autonomy, and delivering psychoeducation to both patients and their family carers on topics like dementia risk factors, how to reduce dementia risk or how to slow down the progression of dementia.