Area(s) of expertise: Skin Cancer, Cancer Prevention
Summary of expertise:
Ana Ciurea, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, is a skin cancer expert who splits her time treating patients with advanced skin cancers and counseling healthy patients at MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center. She is available to discuss myriad topics and questions related to skin cancer, for example: FDA’s new sunscreen guidelines; prevention tips for dark- and light-skinned individuals; skin cancer symptoms men and women shouldn’t ignore; the dangers of tanning beds; and new skin cancer treatments on the horizon.
MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center, a unique free-standing clinic, annually provides more than 15,000 patients with cancer screenings, cancer risk assessment and evaluation of abnormal test results and unexplained symptoms. Established in 1996, the Center was the first comprehensive clinical cancer prevention service program in the country.
Women's Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award (2007); SID Resident Retreat for Future Acedemicicans Meeting - Virginia (2006); Resident of the Year Award (2004); Best Scientific paper in Clinical Research, Third Virtual Confress of Cardiology, Argentina (2003); First prize 4th year Annual Scientific Symposium, Iasi (1994); Third prize 3rd year Annual Scientific Student Symposium, Iasi (1993); National Merit Scholarship during Medical School (1990-1996)
Dr. Ciurea received her M.D. in Internal Medicine from the University of Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in Iasi, Romania, in 1996. She completed residencies at St. Maria University Hospital (1997-2000); Penn State University (2001-2004); and Northwestern University (2005-2008).
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