Victoria J. Teodorescu

Mount Sinai Medical Center, USA


Victoria J. Teodorescu graduated from NYU School of Medicine in 1985 and completed general surgery training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York in 1991. Her residency included a research year, spent in the Divisions of both Liver Transplant and Vascular Surgery. The Liver Transplant program was in the planning stages at the time. Dr. Teodorescu not only was involved in the development of computer data bases, but also evaluated the use of hypothermia and exsanguination as a means of reducing blood loss during liver transplant. She completed a project evaluating the role of venous wall compliance in the development of insufficiency. Her Vascular surgery training was completed at Mount Sinai in 1992. Dr. Teodorescu became the Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Bronx VA Medical Center, where she instituted the Diabetic Foot Clinic in conjunction with Podiatry and Endocrinology. Patients seen in this multidisciplinary clinic required fewer emergency amputations for foot infection and lived significantly longer. In 1998, Dr. Teodorescu moved to Mount Sinai. She is currently the Medical Director of the Vascular Lab, which became ICAVL-accredited in 1999. She remains interested in peripheral disease and has developed innovative bypass techniques in collaboration with the plastic surgery for patients with severely diseased distal vessels. In 2003, Dr. Teodorescu was named Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Training program. Under her guidance, Mount Sinai was one of the very early institutions to offer the new 0+5 Integrated Vascular Surgery Training program, where residents are recruited directly out of medical school. The new residency program is highly successful and Mount Sinai now attracts some of the best medical students each year. Dr. Teodorescu graduated from George Washington University in 2010 with an MBA degree in healthcare administration. She is board-certified in both general surgery and vascular surgery.

Biography Updated on 13 January 2010

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