Prof. Dr. Med. Viorel Constantin Bucuraş, MD, PhD

Prof. Dr. Med. Viorel Constantin Bucuraş, MD, PhD

Crisului Str., No. 3
300362 Timisoara, Romania
Tel/fax: +40-256-306116
Mobile: +40-722-708-432
Email: vbucuras@yahoo.com

Personal Information:
Name:  Viorel Constantin Bucuraş
Work Address: Urological Clinic, Clinical Emergency Hospital, 10 Dr. I. Bulbuca Blvd., 300376 Timişoara, Romania
Date of birth:  21 March 1959
Place of birth: Braşov, Romania
Nationality:  Romanian
Education:  
1966-1974  Elementary School No. 8, Timisoara
1974-1978 College of Philology-History, Timisoara
1978 College Graduation
1980-1986 Studies at the Faculty of Medicine, Timisoara
1986 Graduation of the Faculty of Medicine
1995 PhD Thesis at the University “Karl Ruprechts” Heidelberg, Germany
Professional Qualification:
1986-1989 Medical Doctor at the Timisoara University Hospital
1990-1994  Residency in Urology at the Department of Urology, Timisoara University Hospital
1994 Registered Urologist
1998 Senior Urologist
University Activity:  
1990-2000 Assistant Professor at the Department of Urology, Timisoara University of Medicine and Pharmacy
2000-2003 Lecturer at the Department of Urology, Timisoara University of Medicine and Pharmacy
2003-2007 Associated Professor at the Department of Urology, Timisoara University of Medicine and Pharmacy
2008 Professor at the Department of Urology, Timisoara University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Surgical Activity:
  • Radical nephrectomy – over 700 cases
  • Radical cistectomy (with or without neo-bladder) – over 200 cases
  • Percutaneous nephrolitholapaxy (supine and prone) – over 600 cases
  • Ureteroscopy – over 300 cases
  • TURP, TUR-B – over 500 cases
  • TOT, TVT for urinary incontinence
  • Experience in pediatric urological surgery
  • Skills in urological laparoscopy
Research Activity:
  • Principal Investigator in > 20 (phase II to IV) Clinical Trials, on BPH (2002, 2006), overactive bladder (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010), prostate cancer (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009), urinary incontinence (2010, 2011).
  • Principal Investigator of several local Clinical Trials, since 1999.
Other Activities:  
1997-1999  Member in the National Board of the Soros Foundation, Romania
1997-2001 Publishing Secretary at the “Timisoara Medical Journal”
2000-2001 Coordinator of the Emergency Room, Timisoara Clinical Hospital
2001 - 2002 Member in the Committee for International Relations of the Timisoara University of Medicine and Pharmacy
2005 Member of the Teaching Board of the European School of Urology
2007  Member of the Board of the European Section for Uro-Technology of the European Association of Urology
2008 Member of the Editorial Board of the Faculty 1000 Medicine
2009 Member of the Honorary Board of the Urology Special Journal
2009 Member of the Editorial Board of the Timisoara Medical Journal
Professional Training:
1990 4 weeks training in emergency medicine at the Freiburg University Hospital, Germany
1991 Training in endourology and ESWL at the Katherinen Hospital Stuttgart, Germany
1994-1995 18 months training at the Department of Urology of “Karl Ruprechts” University, Heidelberg, Germany
1997 3 weeks training in renal transplantation at the Freiburg University, Germany
1998 3 weeks training in renal transplantation at the Grosshadern University Hospital, München, Germany
1999 3 months training in renal transplantation at the Grosshadern University Hospital, München, Germany
1999 6 weeks fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, at the Scottish Lithotripsy Center, Edinburgh, UK
1999 Laparoscopy training at the Cluj-Napoca Surgical Clinic, Romania
2000 Intensive Course of Transplantation Medicine, in Tegernsee, Germany (Walter Brendel Kolleg)
2005 Short Term Visit, Department of Urology, Inselspittal, Bern, Switzerland
Professional Affiliations:
1992

Member of the Romanian Society of Urology
Member of the International Union of Angiology

1993

Founding Member of the Romanian Association of Endourology
Member of the Romanian Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery

1995 Member of the European Association of Urology
1996 – 2004 Secretary of the Romanian Association of Endourology
1996 Member of International Endourological Society
1997  Member of Societé Internationale d’Urologie
1999 – present Member in the Directors Board of the Romanian Association of Urology
2000  Member of the Romanian Society of Transplantation
2003 Member of the European Dialysis and Transplantation Association
2003  Member of the International Society for Sexuality and Impotence Research
2004  Member of the European Society of Sexual Medicine
2005 Member of the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
Spoken Languages and Abilities:

Good fluency in English and German
Good PC Operating skills

Hobbies: Sports, literature, travelling, hunting

Timisoara, 07 January 2011