Dan L. Dumitrascu, MD

Professor of Medicine
University of Medicine and Pharmacy Head,
2nd Medical Department
Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj, Romania

Dr. Dan L. Dumitrascu was born in 1957 in Cluj, Romania, and graduated from the medical school of the same city in 1982. He worked as Research Associate in Cluj and Bucharest before starting a university career after the political changes of his country 20 years ago. Currently, he is Professor of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj, Romania, and Head, 2nd Medical Department. He is also Consultant of Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine at the County Emergency Hospital, where he also leads the laboratory for functional GI investigations. He has been interested in gastroenterological motility and functional disorders for over 20 years, benefiting during this time from the advice of Douglas Drossman. He worked almost 2 years as Humboldt Research Fellow with Dr. Martin Wienbeck in Germany. Dr. Dumitrascu founded the Romanian Society of Neurogastroenterology and organized 2 International Symposia in Neurogastroenterology. He also chairs the Section of Neurogastroenterology at the annual Romanian gastroenterology meetings.

Dr. Dumitrascu is author or coauthor of more than 200 papers, of which more than 75 are indexed on Medline, and of many Romanian textbooks and monographs about functional GI disorders. He authored the first book on GI manometry in Eastern Europe. He lectures extensively on FGID in many Eastern and Central European countries. He is also leading a regional network on psychosomatic medicine.

He is Assistant Editor of the Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, Editor in Chief of Clujul Medical, member of the editorial board of many journals in Romania and to Hepato-Gastro (Paris) and peer reviewer for several national and international journals.

He was recipient of a Young Clinician Award by the World Congress of Gastroenterology (WCOG) in Los Angeles in 1994, a travel award of the Functional Brain-Gut Research Group (FBG) in San Diego 2000 and of the American Psychosomatic Society (APS) in Orlando 2003 as well as a research award of the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) in Milwaukee 2003.

He served as a committee member of the Rome III Functional Abdominal Pain committee and presently as a member of the Rome Foundation International Liaison Committee.

Dr. Dumitrascu’s hobbies include philately, history of arts and of medicine.