Prof. Daniela Ionescu received her medical degree at the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 1989. Currently Head of Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care I at Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Professor in Anesthesia and Intensive Care since 2014 at the same university.
Clinical activity is currently carried on at Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cluj-Napoca (general anesthesia and intensive care) where she started 25 years ago and where she is head of department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care.
Member of ESA- Scientific Subcommittee 1 (SSC1)- General anaesthesia and of Board of Directors of World SIVA (Society of Intravenous Anesthesia). Member of Outcome Research Consortium, Cleveland, USA. Member of steering committee of 2 European projects: MET-Repair (funded by ESA) and COST Action 15204 (European Platform for Outcomes Research into Perioperative Interventions during Surgery for Cancer) (funded by EU).
Member of Editorial Committee of 2 Romanian journals in Anesthesia and Intensive Care; reviewer for 5 international journals.
Director of 2 national grants/projects 2007-1013 (1,2 mil Euros). Daniela Ionescu authored and co-authored over 90 publications in national/international journals (European Journal of Anaesthesiolgy, World Journal of Surgery, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, American Journal Critical Care Respiratory Medicine, Romanian Journal of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, etc). Authored 6 textbooks on anesthesia and intensive care (Romanian language).
Main research interests: influence of anesthetic interventions on the outcome in surgical cancer patients, TIVA(-TCI), influence of anesthesia on immune response and on different cellular mechanisms (i.e. angiogenesis), ERAS, postoperative analgesia. Secondary research interests: bacterial resistance in ICU, the significance of different markers on survival, sedation for GI endoscopy, risk management in anesthesia.