Radu-Iulian Spataru

Name: Radu-Iulian Spataru
Country: Romania
Degrees: MD, PhD
Current job title: Pediatric surgeon, assistant professor
Institution: University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest
Short autobiography:

I am working in a hospital with a consistent tradition in primary cleft care. I am involved in improvement of cleft patients management in my country, organising in the last years several workshops with a large international participation, especially together with Gothenburg Cleft Team. I am founding president of Romania Cleft – a young national association aiming a better care for children with cleft lip and palate. Together with the Oslo Cleft Team we are running an inter-institutional cooperation project granted by EEA Grant Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 – “Development of multidisciplinary innovative strategies for the care of the Romanian individuals with cleft lip and/or palate”.

Reason for joining: To develop any collaboration that may improve the psychosocial aspects of cleft care in my country
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: Relation between Cleft lip and palate and appearance aspects
COST Actions Outcomes:
E-mail: radu_spataru@yahoo.com
Link to institution: www.umfcaroldavila.ro