Dr Rada Mihaela Alexandrescu

  • Position: Clinical teaching fellow 
  • Email: r.alexandrescu1@aston.ac.uk
  • Room Number: VS111


I graduated with MD from University of Medicine, Iasi, Romania, in 1977. I then entered my surgical Registrar training at ‘St. Spiridon Academic Hospital’ and I completed my residency at ‘Dr I. Cantacusino Academic Hospital’ Bucharest, Romania. I passed the board examination for general surgery in 1983 and I worked as a consultant at ‘Hospital for students and ‘St. Spiridon’ Academic Hospital, Iasi, until 1995. As a consultant I did common elective and acute surgical procedures (open surgery, mainly UGI) In 1995 I moved with my family to South Africa, where I worked with trauma team at Graduate Entry Medical Programme. I developed an interest in teaching medical students, evaluating and teaching registrars, and helping the young surgical faculty. I produced many teaching materials for undergraduate medical students, known as the ‘Alex’ guide, as an extension of ward rounds and textbook reading. I was lucky to work with a great trauma team and I also learnt from my colleagues how to treat thoracic and abdominal trauma patients. Master in Emergency Medicine, 2 years course work, Wits. University In 2008, my family moved back to Europe, where I started my job in medical education at the Queen Mary’s University Hospital, London. I realised that to be a surgeon, I needed to know about open and laparoscopic surgery and I started my job in laparoscopic surgery in 2009, at Cuschieri Surgical Centre, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. I taught basic, intermediate and advanced laparoscopic skills and I was course director for many courses in open and laparoscopic surgery, including BSS Edinburgh Course. From 2013 until 2016 I taught surgical skills at Hereford County Hospital and Imperial College London for undergraduate medical students and F1 Doctors.

  • MD University of Medicine ‘Gr. T. Popa’, Iasi (1971-1977)
  • General Surgery specialist, University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania, 1983
  • HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa), board examination, May 2004
  • MSc Emergency Medicine, 2 years course (2005-2007) Prof McFarlane and Prof. Efraim B. Kramer, Emergency Care Johannesburg, South Africa
  • ACLS (2007), Dr Walter Kloeck, Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa
  • Definitive Trauma Surgical Skills (DSTS) 2011, the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • ATLS (2011), Ninewells Hospital Dundee
  • Clinical Teaching Fellow, ST3+ Surgery, Honorary Lecturer Imperial College, 2016
  • ST3+ County Hospital Hereford and Clinical Teaching Fellow Surgery, 2014
  • Lecturer General Surgery
  • Cuschieri Skills Centre, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School  Dundee, 2011
  • Clinical Teaching Fellow clinical skills and Anatomy, Queen Mary University, 2009
  • Lecturer and Clinical Skills Lead, Wits. University, South Africa, 2008
  • Consultant General Surgery, Academic Hospital’St. Spiridon’ and Hospital for Students, Iasi, Romania, 1995
Medical Education-surgery
  • MD: Hiatus hernia surgical treatment: 10 years retrospective Study. MD thesis, 1977, University ‘Gr. T. Popa Iasi’, Romania  
  • Complicated pancreatic abscesses, Dr RM Alexandrescu and Dr G. Kreisler, 1983, University of Medicine ‘Gr. T. Popa’ Iasi
  • Childhood burns, Dr S. Luchian, plastic surgeon and Dr RM Alexandrescu, 1987, Emergency Hospital Iasi
  • Hyperthyroidism, diagnosis and management, Dr MR Diaconescu and Dr RM Alexandrescu, 1993, University of Medicine ‘Gr. T. Popa’ Iasi
  • Graduate Entry Medical Programme year 1 & 2, Hospital problems,2006, Clinical skills Unit team, Supervisor Prof. Dr D. R. Prozesky, Director of Centre for Health Science Education
  • ‘Teaching surgical skills on geriatric patients’, County Hospital Hereford, 3rdyear medical students from Birmingham University and Dr Rada, 2014
  • GMC  full registration with a licence to practice (from 2010 until 2017)
  • Member of Association of Women Surgeons UK RCS (from 2014)
  • Associate Fellowship: Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) (from 2011)
  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) registration (from 2004)
  • SAWSE (South African woman in science and engineering-Cape Town) (from 2003)
  • CHSE (Centre of Health Science Education, Witwatersrand University)  (from 2004 until 2008)
External examiner for elective clinical work and research in South Africa, 2014  (Birmingham Medical University)
  • Advanced European course in laparoscopic surgical skills (2008,2009,2010, 2011)
  • GP practice surgical skills conference Edinburgh (2010)
  • Faculty Teaching Forum (2015) Imperial College London
  • Surgeon Educators’ Day, Royal College of Surgeons, London, 2016
  • Nomination by GEMP II Students for ’Philip Tobias Teaching Award’ in 2005
  • Honorary Lecturer in Medical Education, Imperial College London, 2015