Cristina Cotruta

Work Address
Dermashape – Dermatological Medical and Surgical Private Clinic
Bucharest, 105th Toamnei street
Apartment M3, 2nd District
Romania
Website: www.dermashape.ro

Qualifications and Specialties
I’ve received sub-specialty trainings and courses, with an emphasis on cutaneous
oncology, dermatologic surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction following the
activities of the American Society of Mohs Surgery, American Society of Dermatologic
Surgery and European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.
I also participate in:

  • Hugh Greenway’s 31st Annual Superficial Anatomy and Cutaneous Surgery Conference
  • Blade and Light International Society courses “Mohs Surgery in Treatment of Skin Cancer” held in Bucharest – Romania by the team of Dr. Dan Berg.

Starting with 2011, I have performed more than 500 cases of Mohs surgery together
with my colleague Dr. Konstantinos Koutsioukis.
Since 2011 until now, we have improved our Mohs surgery skills by numerous
preceptor visits:

  • Baltimore, USA – 2014
    Observational visit with Timothy Wang at Johns Hopkins: Cutaneous Surgery and Oncology Unit
  • Philadelphia, USA – University of Philadelphia – 2014
    Observational visit with Dr. Christopher Miller at the Hospital of Medicine of the University of Philadelphia – Mohs and Reconstructive Surgery Services
  • Atlanta, USA – 2016
    Observational visit in Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Surgery, with Diamondis J. Papadopoulos MD

Biography
I’m co-owner and practitioner in Dermashape – Dermatological Medical and Surgical
Private Clinic – since 2011. Prior to starting my own clinic, I was practicing with Dr. Leventer
in her private clinic since 2009. In addition, I’m medical consultant at Skin Vision (skin cancer prevention software) – Amsterdam, Netherlands, since 2011. With my colleague, Kostas Koutsioukis, we have been volunteering for medical services for the Association for
Developing Alternative Practices for Reintegration and Education (ADPARE), since 2003.
In 2009 I completed a Mohs surgery fellowship training with Dr. Jose Labareda and his
team in Centro de Dermatologia Medico-Cirurgica, Centro de Saude da Alameda, Lisbon,
Portugal.
I’m a board-certified dermatologist and venereologist after successful completion of my
dermatology board examination given by the Romanian Ministry of Public Health. I received
my residency training at Central Military Hospital - Bucharest, Romania (2002-2009).
I attended the “Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy – Faculty of Medicine” in Bucharest, Romania, and obtained my medical degree in 2001.
At the “Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy”, I obtained my PhD title
in medical sciences in 2014 with the subject “Dermabrasion Alternative Treatment Method in
Dermatology”.
I’m fellow of the following professional societies:

  • European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) – member since 2012
  • European Society for Micrographic Surgery (ESMS) – member since 2016
  • American Society for Mohs Surgery (ASMS) – member since 2016
  • American Society of the Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) – member since 2013
  • Dermatologic and Aesthetic Surgery International League (DASIL) – member since 2012
  • International Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ISDS) – member since 2009
  • International Dermoscopy Society (IDS) – member since 2005
  • Romanian Society of Dermatology (SRD) – member since 2002
  • Romanian Society for Aesthetic Medicine (SRME) – member since 2007
  • Romanian Association of Modern Management of Chronic Wounds (ARTMP) – member since 2007

I was speaker at many national, European and international conferences:

  • the 25th EADV Congress, ESMS Meeting
    Mohs Surgery in Romania
  • the 9th EADV Spring Symposium, ESMS Meeting
    Difficult Scenarios in Mohs Surgery for the Beginners
  • the 31st Annual Meeting of the ISDS
    Serial Excision of Large Benign Lesions
  • the 1st Annual Congress of the DASIL
    Particular Sampling of Specimens Regarding Mohs Stages in Distinctive Cases
  • the 7th National Conference with International Participation of the Romanian Society of Dermato-Oncology
    Innovative Reconstructive Methods of Nasal Ala Effects after Mohs Surgery
    Tissue Preparation in Mohs Surgery – Modified Techniques
  • the 3rd National Conference with International Participation of the Romanian Society of Dermato-Oncology
    Special Considerations regarding Processing and Evaluation of Mohs Slides in Difficult Cases
    Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma. The Significance of Histopathologic Pattern in Predicting the Stage Number in Mohs Surgery