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Dr. Ioana Bratu


Surgery
University of Alberta
Canada

Biography

Dr. Ioana Bratu proudly graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine. She then pursued General Surgery residency at McGill. During those years in Montreal, she had the opportunity to obtain MSc in Experimental Surgery exploring the effects of fetal tracheal occlusion on lung growth and pulmonary artery remodelling in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. She completed Pediatric Surgery fellowship at McGill. After being on staff as a pediatric general surgeon for 3 years at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Bratu returned to Edmonton as a pediatric general surgeon. Coming back full circle, for the last 10 years at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, she has been involved in various local and national clinical, educational, research, and administrative aspects. She is currently the Stollery Trauma Medical Director and Director of Undergraduate Surgical Education. Dr. Bratu enjoys all aspects of pediatric general surgery practice, and has a special interest in neonatal surgery involving congenital anomalies such as esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula, diaphragmatic hernia, neonatal bowel conditions, Hirschsprung's, abdominal wall abnormalities such as gastroschisis/omphalocele, inguinal hernia, and congenital cystic lung abnormalities.

Research Interest

adipocyte, adipocytes, BclXl, biobanking, biomarkers, BMI1, cervical skin, chemoradiation, chemotherapy, clinical trial, cytokeratin, ddPCR, diagnosis, diagnostic, DNA methylation, donor site, droplet digital polymerase chain reaction, EGFR, epigenetics, EZH2, fat, fine needle aspirate, free flap, gene expression, Gene regulation, head and neck cancer, histone methylation, HPV, HPV, ddPCR, oropharyngeal cancer, gene expression, human papillomavirus, imaging analysis, KDM5, KDM6, ki67, learning, molecular analysis, myristoylation, NMT1, NMT2, non pressure dressing, oral cavity cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, p16, p53, PET-CT, PICO, post-operative chemotherapy, predictive value, pressure dressing, Promoter methylation, radial forearm, radiation, randomized clinical trial, reconstruction, salivary swab screening, skin graft, squamous cell carcinoma, stem cell, stem cells, surgery, survival, SUVmax, teaching, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, thyroid surgery, tissue microarray, tobacco smokers, tumor banking, ultrasound, video, wound therapy  

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