Dr. Miana-Gabriela Pop
Dr. Miana-Gabriela Pop is the founder and president of The Association of Women Surgeons in Romania, a recently founded organisation whose main activity is to support and promote young, female surgeons in their medical career. She was born in Cluj-Napoca, capital of the Transylvanian region of Romania on 3rd September 1988. In 2013, she graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the ‘Iuliu Hatieganu’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Dr. Miana Gabriela Pop is a general surgery resident at the Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology ‘Prof. Dr. Octavian Fodor’ from Cluj-Napoca and a University Assistant in the Department of Anatomy and Embriology of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Iuliu Hatieganu’, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Passionated about surgery, she completed her residency training through valuable professional fellowship programs in the field of hepato-bilio-pancreatic surgery and minimally invasive procedures in France (Centre Hepato-Biliare Paul Brousse, Paris, IRCAD Laparoscopic Training Center, Strasbourg) and Netherlands (The Netherlands Cancer Institute – NKI, Amsterdam) and wants to put all her knowledge and hands-on experience for the benefit of the local community and for patients. Surgery has evolved, and everyone should benefit from the investments and evolution made in this area.
Research has a vital role for individual, appropiate learning and also for building knowledge. In order to participate in this medical, continuous development, Dr. Miana-Gabriela Pop follows a doctoral program in the field of colorectal cancer and in 2015 she won a postdoctoral scholarship, research that targets expression of EpCAM (epithelial cell adhesion molecule) at different levels of colonic cancer tissues. She is the author/co-author of 3 published papers with the topic of colon cancer treatment and the author of 4 chapters in process of publication in surgical and anatomical specialty books. One of her main interests is to develop the recently founded association by following its main objectives: to facilitate access to fellowship programs, to promote international trainings, to encourage and support participation in medical conferences and to organize hands-on workshops, all to improve surgical skills and professional development.