Dr. Constantinescu is assistant professor of Medicine, Georgetown
University Medical Center, and joined the Division of
Rheumatology in August, 2008 as a full-time faculty member and
rheumatology attending. Prior to joining Washington Hospital
Center, she was a full-time faculty physician and assistant
professor of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr.
Constantinescu is currently director of rheumatology resident
education, which involves organizing the resident rheumatology
electives, the curriculum as well as providing mentorship for
the residents with an interest in rheumatology. She is also
involved in clinical research for rheumatic diseases, with her
field of interest being medical decision making. During the
arthritis clinic, Dr. Constantinescu teaches residents and
fellows general rheumatology.
Training, Education and Research
Dr. Constantinescu graduated from the Carol Davila University of
Medicine, Bucharest, Romania. She also studied at the University
of Medicine Claude Bernard in Lyon, France. Dr. Constantinescu
continued her studies in Germany, where she conducted research in
nuclear medicine and earned a PhD, focused on medical
applications using single photon imaging systems.
Dr. Constantinescu completed an internal medicine residency at
Norwalk Hospital, associated with Yale University, followed by a
rheumatology fellowship at Washington Hospital Center /
Georgetown University Hospital. She is currently working on a
master of science degree in clinical research.
Dr. Constantinescu's clinical expertise, research focus on
treatment preferences, broad cultural experience and fluency in
five languages are welcome additions to our rheumatology program
at Washington Hospital Center.
Honors, Awards and Society Memberships
During her residency, Dr. Constantinescu received the Outstanding
Resident Award and Outstanding Graduate Award, as well as
published her first research article. She is a fellow member of
the American College of Rheumatology and a member of the American
College of Physicians. She is a certified clinical bone
densitometrist by the International Society for Clinical
Densitometry (ISCD). Dr. Constantinescu was chosen in 2008 as a
Bone and Joint Decade young medical investigator, and was invited
to attend the American College of Rheumatology Research Workshop.
American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine and
Practice Focus: rheumatoid arthritis, systemic
lupus, steroid -induced osteoporosis, polymyositis