Competition PN-II-PT-PCCA-2013-4-1348Grant no. 138 / 2014



Elvira Brătilă, MD, PhD  
Elvira Brătilă, MD, PhD (38 years old)
Profession: Obstetrician-gynecologist, PhD in Medical Sciences
Current Position:

  • Consultant in obstetrics and gynecology at the “St. Pantelimon” Clinical Hospital, Bucharest
  • Assistant Professor at the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest

Elvira Brătilă, MD, PhD is an academic clinician and accomplished OB-GYN, who brings her significant experience in diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy to this project. As a specialist (2006) and subsequently, as a consultant (2011) in OB-GYN, Dr. Bratila gained significant experience in directly managing patients with benign and malignant gynecologic conditions, with a particular focus on advanced minimally-invasive procedures for the management of pelvic disease. Dr. Bratila obtained an official certification for Laparoscopic Gynecology in 2007 and for Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Techniques in 2008.

In the course of  her career, Dr. Bratila has increasingly perfected her skills in this area by attending numerous courses, workshops and congresses, the most recent of which were the Fourth Annual Workshop on Video-Assisted and Robotic Laparoscopy and Suturing (New York, 2012), Advanced Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Workshop (Aachen, 2008) and Current Techniques in the Treatment of Deep Endometriosis (Strassbourg, 2007). Dr. Brătilă has also participated in several meetings as a visiting surgeon and has assisted renowned surgeons, such as Daniel Dargent, Harry Reich and S. Goldberg. Most recently, she has been an invited speaker and practical skills demonstrator during the workshop:  New tools in the diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence, hyperactive bladder and uterine prolapse (March 2013).

Dr. Brătilă has authored numerous scientific papers and is frequently involved in multicentric national and international clinical trials. She has written chapters in two important books: Vaginal Hysterectomy (2006) and Endoscopic Surgey in Gynecology (2008). She is a member of numerous prestigious medical associations, including The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy (AAGL), The European Society of Gynecologic Oncology (ESGO) and The International Society of Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG),

Dr. Brătilă’s  interest in novel techniques of staging and treatment in endometriosis has been materialized in several publications and oral presentations at both national and international level. Her most recent relevant publications include:Indication of Surgical Treatment of Endometriosis in Patients with Infertility (J  Rom Soc Obstet Gynecol, 2011); Endometriotic Lesion Resection vs. Coagulation in Peritoneal Endometriosis (J  Rom Soc Obstet Gynecol, 2011); The Efficiency of Local Hormonal Therapy vs. Oral Hormonal Therapy in the Management of Perimenopausal Bleeding (J  Rom Soc Obstet Gynecol, 2011); Corpus Callosum Abnormalities: 2D vs. 3D Multiplanar vs. 3D – VCI (Ultras Obstet Gynecol, 2010); Surgical treatment for persistent CIN III / CIS in young patient (Int J Gynecol Obstet, 2009) and Vaginal hysterectomies for unprolapsed uterus – Personal experience in 3000 Cases (Int J Gynecol Obstet, 2009).


A. Partner 1 - Romanian Institute of Biochemistry (IBAR)

Research Team Leader: Gabriela Negroiu, PhD (54 years old)
Profession: Researcher in Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Current Position: Principal Researcher, degree II at the Romanian Institute of Biochemistry

Gabriela Negroiu, PhD in Biology, speciality Biochemistry, is a Senior Researcher, degree II in The Institute of Biochemistry of the Romanian Academy and has been active in research for 27 years. She accomplished her PhD in the Department of Biochemistry of Rush Medical College, Chicago, USA and subsequently participated in two postdoctoral training programmes. Dr. Negroiu has 27 published papers (300 citations) in high impact factor journals, (h-index of 11) and holds two patents. Her current areas of research, scientific interest and competence are tumor cellular pathways involved in the environmantal or therapeutic stress resistance, molecular markers for the evaluation of melanocytic lesions, cellular processes at the interface of nanostructurated materials, such as coatings with biostimulatory properties, tumor cell uptake and trafficking mechanisms of nanostructures as delivery vectors for compounds with therapeutic or diagnosis potential.

Dr. Negroiu was Principal Coordinator of National Grants and collaborator in three international ones. She performs educational activities of coordinating BS, MS, PhD projects and  tutorial/ teaching for posdoctoral fellows. She has been awarded with The Romanian Academy Award „Nicolae Simionescu” (2004). Dr. Negroiu was the secretary of the Romanian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and member in the FEBS Committee and Working Group on Assistance to Central and Eastern Europe and is experienced in organizing congresses, meetings and workshops.

Dr. Negroiu’s most recent relevant publications include: Spectrum of morphologic alterations of regression in cutaneous melanoma--potential for improving disease prognosis(Rom J Intern Med, 2012), Internalization and intracellular trafficking of polypropylene imine glycodendrimers with maltose shell in melanoma cells (Curr Med Chem, 2012), Specific biofunctional performances of the hydroxyapatite-sodium maleate copolymer hybrid coating nanostructures evaluated by in vitro studies (J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2009), Biocompatibility evaluation of a novel hydroxyapatite-polymer coating for medical implants (J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2008).

B. Partner 2 - GINMED CITY SRL

Research Team Leader: Petre Bratila, MD, PhD (64 years old)
Profession: Obstetrician-Gynecologist and General Surgeon, PhD in Medical Sciences
Current Position: Consultant in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medicover Hospital, Bucharest and at GINMED CITY SRL and Associate Professor at the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest

Petre Bratila, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor and Consultant Physician of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and General Surgery with an experience of over 15 years in laparoscopic surgery (over 2000 operations). He has organized several national and international workshops in which he successfully instructed other physicians in advanced laparoscopic and vaginal surgical techniques in collaboration with several European and American professors of obstetrics and gynaecology. He premiered the concept of fast-track surgery in clinical practice in Romania and is the author of numerous nationally and internationally published papers on minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Bratila’s most recent relevant publications include: The Modulation of Radicality of the Surgical Treament in Early Cervical Cancer (, 2011),  Laparoscopically assisted vaginal colophysterosacropexy (, 2010), Surgical treatment for persistent CIN III / CIS in young patient (Int J Gynecol Obstet, 2009), Vaginal hysterectomies for unprolapsed uterus – Personal experience in 3000 Cases (Int J Gynecol Obstet, 2009), Surgical treatment of endometrial cancer in poor condition patient (Int J Gynecol Canc, 2004),