Ioana Ciuca is Associate Professor in Pediatrics at “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, Romania, Coordinator of the Pediatric Pneumology Training Programme and head of Pediatric Pulmonology Unit at Clinical County Hospital Timisoara. After completed the Pediatrics training she specialised in Pulmonology, being afterwards certified in Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Ultrasonography with PhD in Pediatrics. She is vicepresident of the Romanian National Cystic Fibrosis Society and Pediatric Pulmonology Section of Romanian Respiratory Society.
Her special interests are lung ultrasound in pediatric respiratory diseases, child pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, chronic cough and preschool wheeze. She wrote papers on pediatrics respiratory field, with focus on lung ultrasound scoring development in pneumonia and cystic fibrosis and textbooks for residents doctors in pediatric pulmonology , pediatrics and lung ultrasound. She participated in cystic fibrosis projects, including European Centers of Reference for Cystic Fibrosis (ECORN-CF), attended training programs and courses under European Respiratory Society aegis and training at Evelina Children’s Hospital in London.
She is actively involved in the development of Pediatric Pulmonology training program in Romania.