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Oana Tomescu, MD, PhD

Oana Tomescu, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Edward S. Cooper Practice of General Internal Medicine
3701 Market Street, Suite 640
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-2250
Fax: (215)615-3995
Education:
BA (Biochemistry)
Wellesley College , 1995.
PhD (Molecular Biology)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2002.
MD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2004.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

1. Adolescent & Young Adult Health
2. Adolescents & Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs
3. Mind-Body Medicine
4. Dysautonomia Syndromes

Description of Other Expertise

1. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, studied with Dr. Michael Baime
The Penn Program for Mindfulness, University of Pennsylvania
Completed 8-week course, Spring 2006

2. Mind-Body Medicine, studied with Dr. James Gordon
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Completed workshop, October 2010

Description of Research Expertise

1. Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care
2. Physician Self-Care and Wellness Interventions

Selected Publications

Peter, NG, Feit KE, Sonis J, Tomescu O, Pletcher JR.: Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care. Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development. Ginsburg KG and Kinsman SB, eds. (eds.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Page: 523-30, January 2014 Notes: Chapter 60.

Tomescu O.: Healer, Heal Thyself: Self-Care for the Caregiver. Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development. Ginsburg KG and Kinsman SB, eds. (eds.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Page: 581-92, January 2014 Notes: Chapter 67.

Wallis, EM, Tomescu, O, Schwartz, LA, Salek, E, Trachtenburg, S, Stollon, N, and N Peter.: "Transitioning Children with Chronic Illness to Adult Healthcare: Practices of Pediatric Clinicians." 14th Chronic Illness and Disability Conference Research Symposium; 2013; Houston, TX. 2013.

Tomescu O, Ginsburg KR: Interviewing the Adolescent: Strategies that Promote Communication and Foster Resiliency. Pediatrics and Adolescent Gynecology, 6th edition. S. Jean Emans and Marc R. Laufer (eds.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Page: 21-28, 2012.

Oana Tomescu: Healer, Heal Thyself: Self-Care for the Caregiver. Reaching Teens: Wisdom from Adolescent Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics, DVD Textbook. Kenneth R. Ginsburg (eds.). American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012 Notes: Interactive DVD Texbook.

Tomescu O, Kinsman S: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Netter's Pediatrics. Florin T, Ludwig S, Aronson P, Werner H (eds.). Elsevier Saunders, Page: 526-27, 2011.

Tomescu O, Peter NG: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. Pediatric Practice: Infectious Disease. Samir S. Shah (eds.). McGraw-Hill, New York, Page: 420-30, 2009.

Libura J, Drukala J, Majka M, Tomescu O, Navenot JM, Kucia M, Marquez L, Peiper SC, Barr FG, Janowska-Wieczorek A, Ratajczak MZ: CXCR4-SDF-1 signaling is active in rhabdomyosarcoma cells and regulates locomotion, chemotaxis, and adhesion Blood 100(7): 2597-2606, Oct 2007.

Tomescu O, Ginsburg KG: The Adolescent Encounter; An Interactive Learning Resource for Healthcare Communication Doc.com. Novack DH, Clark W, Saizow R, Daetwyeler C (eds.). American Academy on Physician and Patient, 2005; 2012 revision in progress Notes: http://physicianpatient.org/

Ulager J, Pearson A, Tomescu O, Hill C, Auerswald C, Ginsburg KG: Why Should I Tell You? Homeless Youth Share What it Takes for Professionals to Earn their Trust. Poster presentation March 2005 Notes: Poster Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.

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Last updated: 12/08/2014
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