Division of General Internal Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine
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Oana Tomescu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Physician, Hospital Staff , Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Assistant Director for Ambulatory Education, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2005.
Resident in Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2005-2007.
Fellow in Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2007-2009.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine , 2007.
Adolescent Medicine, 2010.
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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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