Dr. Liviu Laurentiu Pop

Senior lecturer, medical doctor pediatrics, pediatric gastroenterology

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

  • Date of birth: 01.02.1963
  • Place of birth: Negru – Vod?, Romania

Current Position


  • Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Pediatrics and Gastroenterology, Timisoara University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Medical Education

  • 1988 Graduate of Timisoara University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of General Medicine, Pediatric Department

Postgraduate Qualifications

  • 1988-1989: internship, Craiova Clinical Hospital;
  • 1991: Resident in Pediatrics confirmed by Romanian Ministry of Health, Directive No. 1506/22.10.1991;
  • 1993: Specialist Physician in Pediatrics (Pediatric Specialist), Qualification awarded by Romanian Ministry of Health, Directive No.  240/1994 ;
  • 1997: Ph.D. in Medicine with the thesis „Contributions to the study of Mucoviscidosis in Romania”
  • 1998: Consultant in Pediatrics (full mark at examination) confirmed by Romanian Ministry of Health, Directive No. 694/1998;
  • 2002: Specialist in Pediatric Gastroenterology confirmed by Directive No. 8420/A 006503/2002 and in Digestive Endoscopy (8400/A006483/2002).

 Postgraduate Courses

  •  1992 „New Trends in Basic and Clinical Immunology: Self Recognition and Autoimmunity”; June, 16-20, Timi?oara, Romania
  • 1993 „Diagnostic Digestive Endoscopy” May 17 – June 30 Fundeni Hospital Bucharest.
  • 1995 „ESPGAN Traveling Summer School” I.O.M.C „Alfred Rusescu”, Bucharest, 4-5 September
  • 1999 Symposium Course „Academic Pediatrics Skills Symposium”- Society for Pediatric Research, American Pediatric Society, European Society for Pediatric Research,  6-7 July 1999 Cluj – Napoca.
  • 1999 Gastroenterology and Endoscopy course within The 8th National Congress of Gastroenterology Timi?oara
  • 2000 „Rating a Research Proposal and Abstract – The Basics” through  „The Fourth Annual Romanian – American Symposium” Durau, September 30 – October 1
  • 2001:
    • „Functional Evaluation of Cardiovascular System in Ischemic Disease and Arterial Disorders– Continuous Education Centre Timi?oara, 18-30 November
    • „Techniques of Pulmonary Functional Assessment and their Interpretation in Respiratory Diseases: asthma, chronic bronchitis, COPD” – Continuous Education Centre Timi?oara, 21 October – 11 November
  • 2002: Gastroenterology and Hepatology Course within The 3rd National Congress of Gastroenterology and Hepatology  , Cluj-Napoca, 18-20 September

Clinical Exchange Programme in CF at the Royal Manchester Children¢s Hospital, England, bursary sponsored by International Cystic Fibrosis Association 15 March – 15 June 1995.

Teaching and Academic Activities

  • 1990: Lecturer UMF Timisoara
  • 2004:
    • Senior Lecturer UMF Timisoara
    • Co-author at the two-volume Course for students (coordinator. Prof. Dr. Popa) vol.1, 1993, vol. 3, 1996
    • First author of the University Course Pediatric Outpatient and Pediatric Emergencies,Lito UMF Timi?oara 2003 (scientific coordinator Prof. Dr. Popa).
    • Co-author of the University Course Pediatric Outpatient and Pediatric Emergencies, Lito UMF Timi?oara, 2005 (coordinator. Prof Dr Ioan Popa)
  • Plenary Speaker:
    • Postgraduate Courses for Head of Pediatric Departments, Oradea Children Hospital, courses held annually;
    • International Course of Physiotherapy in Mucoviscidosis for Central-Eastern European Countries, Timi?oara 23-28 September 1996;
    • Up-to date in Pediatric Diagnoses and Treatment, Petro?ani, 18-20 October 2000.

Research Activity

  • Main research interest: clinical genetics, cystic fibrosis, gastroenterology
  • Research grants:
    • Director of the project: Grant CNCSIS type AT Code 39/2000; 64/2001
      Pilot study for the neonatal screening using immunoreactive tripsine and immunologic assessment of infection with Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in mucoviscidosis (cystic fibrosis)
    • Member of the projects:
      1. Contract ASM Horizon Programme 2000 15.8 (1997-1998)
        Identification of genetic structure in children with mucoviscidosis (cystic fibrosis) in Romania and assessment of treatment with recombinated human Dezoxiribonucleasis
      2. Grant CNFIS – University Project Code 126/1997
        Complex epidemiologic and genetic study in children with mucoviscidosis (cystic fibrosis) in Romania
      3. Grant CNCSIS tip E Cod 384/2002
        Elaborate study on genetic, metabolic and nutrional diseases with populational impact in children
      4. Grant CNCSIS tip A – on going project 2004-2006 Code 1188
        Pilot study for the identification and analysis of mutations and genetic structure in children with mucoviscidosis (cystic fibrosis) in Romania
    • Member of the Research Centre connected to Pediatric II Department, Timi?oara University of Medicine and Pharmacy - „Centre of Genetic, Metabolic and Nutritional Diseases in Children” (accredited by the Ministry of Education and Research – National Council of Postgraduate Research -CNCSIS)– Certification no. 96 / CC-C, Bucharest, 11 V 2001).

Books and Monographs

  1. Popa I.,  Pop L.: Cancer-Mucoviscidosis Relationship, chapter in „Current Debates in Pediatrics (5) – General Oncology and Oncopediatrics, Medical Life Press Bucharest 1996, 379-381.
  2. Popa I., Pop L : Aspects of mucoviscidosis in adults, chapter in Updates in Internal Medicine (coordinated by Gluhovschi Gh), Helicon Press, Timi?oara,  1993, pp. 486-509
  3. Pop L. –co-author at Guide of Abdominal Pediatric Echography (coordinator Popa I.; Bãrbulescu Gh.),  LITO UMF Timi?oara, 1993,
  4. Popa I, Pop L., Vettori C : Practical Emergency Pediatrics, Mirton Press, Timi?oara, 1996
  5. Popa I, Pop L : Pediatrics, chapter in „Emergency Doctor- Guide of diagnostic and treatment in the main pediatric emergencies” (coordinator Branea I), Mirton Press, Timi?oara, 1997, pp 109-152
  6. Popa I., Pop L., Popa Z.: Cystic Fibrosis (Mucoviscidosis), Romanian Medical Life Press, Bucharest, 1998.
  7. Popa I., Pop L., Vettori C.: Pediatrics, chapter in “Family Medicine ”, vol II, (coordinator Branea I.), Universitas Press, Bucharest, 2000, pp 541-643.
  8. Popa I., Pop L.: Mucoviscidosis (Cystic Fibrosis), chapter in Romanian Textbook of Pediatrics – (coordinated by Ciofu E, Ciofu C), Medical Press, 2001, pp. 1388 – 1404.
  9. Popa Z., Pop L.: Physiotherapy in mucoviscidosis (cystic fibrosis): Mirton Press, Timi?oara, 2003.
  • 40 articles in peer reviews:
    • 28 in national reviews (first author 10)
    • 12 in international reviews (coauthor 3)
  • 61 published abstracts:
    • 50 national abstracts (first author 15)
    • 11 international abstract (co-author 4)

Participations in international conferences and congresses in CF: Davos-Switzerland: 1-6 VI. 1997; Berlin 13-19 VI 1998; Stockholm, Sweden, 4-8 VI 2000; Vienna, Austria, 6-9 VI, 2001, Hersonisos, Greece 22-25 VI, 2005

Participation in several national conferences on topics related to CF, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Clinical Genetics:

Member of Scientific Assesblies

  • 1990:
    • Member of Romanian Pediatric Society;
    • Member of Romanian CF Association and since 2003 Vice-President   of the Executive Board
    1994: Founding Member of Romanian Society of Medical Genetics
  • 1995: Founding Member of “ Banat - Cris,ana” Society of Gastroenterology
  • 1996: Founding Member of Romanian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • 1997:
    • Founding Member of European CF Society
    • Member of European Society of Human Genetics

Member of editorial board

  • ARM Bulletin
  • Pediatric Journal

Timisoara, July, 2007