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Address: Gheorghe Adam Street, no.13, Timișoara, Romania
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General presentation

Starting with 1948 Phthisiology was introduced as a study discipline in the analytical program of the Timișoara Institute of Medicine. Initially the discipline was led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rona, followed in 1951 by Dr. E. Klein.  The first scientific communications of the team were held in the Phthisiology Department of the Timiș Society of Medical Sciences. This was followed by a period of intense development of scientific activity, as well as modernization of the clinic services.  Successively the clinic was led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anastasatu (1956-1961), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Șt. Dumitru (1962-1974), S.L. Dr. Cioflec (1977-1991). During that period, two courses for students were published in 1981 and 1989, and also a chapter on phthisiology in the textbook of internal medicine.

Since 1991, the management of the Pneumophthisiology Discipline has been taken over by Prof. Dr. Voicu Tudorache, until 2018, when Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Fira-Mladinescu takes over the management of the Discipline in the conditions in which Prof. Dr. Cristian Oancea is elected Head of Department and later, in 2020, when Prof. Dr. Cristian Oancea is appointed Vice-Rector for Scientific Research. Starting with 2024 the Head of Pneumology clinic is Prof. Dr. Cristian Oancea.

During that period, the Pneumology Clinic experienced an unprecedented development, initially through the purchase of modern equipment, specific to various pathologies, which then led to the establishment of several specialized departments. Thus, the Center of Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program, the Department of Bronchial Endoscopy, the Department of Sleep Medicine, the Department of Complex Respiratory functional exploration , the Center for Pulmonary Rehabilitation program were implemented.

In parallel, the pulmonary pathology served by the Pneumology Clinic has far exceeded the scope of phthisiology, which is particularly vast: lower respiratory tract infections and pulmonary suppurations, obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung damage, bronchopulmonary neoplasm, sleep pathology, pulmonary vascular pathology, immune diseases with lung involvement, etc. Thus, since 2012, UMF Timisoara was the first university in the country to “recognize” the importance of Pulmonology, and the entire pathology of the respiratory system has become the subject of teaching and study in this clinic.

As a result, the students of general medicine, dentistry, those of balneophysiokinetotherapy and medical recovery (BKFT) were directed to our clinic. This has implicitly led to a numerical increase in our teaching staff. Currently, our Clinic is study site for the 4th year students of the Faculty of General Medicine (sections with teaching in Romanian, English, French) but also for students of Dentistry, General Nursing and Balneophysiokinetotherapy. The courses are interactive, constantly updated, and the internships, carried out within the Clinical Hospital of Infectious Diseases and Pneumophthisiology allow students to put into practice theoretical notions acquired during the courses.

Also, numerous members of the clinic are engaged in master’s education as part of the Master’s Program in Prevention and Recovery in Cardiopulmonary Diseases.

In addition, both pulmonology residents and residents of other medical specialties who have Pneumology internship during their curriculum, carry out their activity in the clinic. To help them evolve and be though roughly prepared in their career, systematically courses and case presentations are organized.

Three of the members of our clinic, namely Professor Dr. Cristian Oancea, Prof. Dr. Fira-Mladinescu Ovidiu and Prof. Dr. Mihăicuță Ștefan, are part of the doctoral school, coordinating doctoral theses in the field of Pneumology.

The Center for Research and Innovation in Personalized Medicine of Respiratory Diseases (CRIPMRD) was established in 2020, being recognized through internal competition as an Advanced Research Center.

The main directions and concerns of scientific research are essential pathologies in the field of Pulmonology, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep disorders, diffuse interstitial pneumonia, and recently, in the dramatic context of the global pandemic with COVID-19, new approaches of disease management and therapy. The purpose of these approaches was to constantly bring innovative, highly competitive information to any prestigious International Research Center.

Our center is currently engaged in several research projects, some of which are ongoing and others are about to begin using interdisciplinary and international teams.

Some members of our clinic are part of professional reference societies in the field of Pulmonology such as the Romanian Society of Pneumology, the European Respiratory Society ERS), the American Society of Thoracic Pathology (ATS), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), etc.

International agreements/ International associations

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Grant European H2020-SC1-2020-Single-Stage-RTD. H2020 965417


Reykjavik University, Islanda the main partner in the priject and other  38 partners from Europe and Australia

Update the current sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) diagnostics methods by developing personalized SDB diagnostic parameters that predict future adverse health consequences and determine treatment needs in a patient-specific manner.


Open-Source Imaging Consortium (OSIC) against Interstitial Lung Diseases

2021- present

43 academical institutions and professional scientific, pharmaceutical or pacient organizations

Collaborative research project aimed at developing digital biomarkers to increase diagnostic accuracy, establish prognosis and predict response to treatment of interstitial ling pathology, through advanced imaging open-source solutions.


The European SHARP-CRC Registry (Severe Heterogeneous Asthma Registry, Patient-centered, a Clinical Research Collaboration)


59 European centers of expertise in severe asthma and a non-profit fundation based in the Netherlands

European Respiratory Society Clinical Research Collaboration(ERS-CRC) type priject through which the data of patients with severe asthma under the care of partner are centralized.


ERS-CONNECT-CRC (Moving multiple digital innovations towards connected respiratory care: Addressing the over-arching challenges of whole systems implementation)


The European network in the process of being structured, with the people responsable for it ftom the following accademic institutions University of Edinburgh (UK), University Medical Center Groningen (Netherlands)

This project aims to develope an international, multidisciplinary network focused on the unitary and connected implementations of digital pulmonaru health care in the current clinical practice of different health systems in the European space.  


REMAP-ILD Consortium (Randomised, embedded, multifactorial, adaptive platform trial for interstitial lung disease)

2023- present

Organizing, Partnership, coordinated by Imperial College London, Faculty of Medicine(UK)

The REMAP-ILD project is an inclusive global collaboration project of centers with expertise that aims to develop an international platform for clinical studies of interstitial lung pathology, in order to accelerate the identifications of new effective antibiotic therapies.


BRCCH Research Consortium ALEX (Design, Development and Evaluation of a Digital Health Assistant for Paediatric Asthma)

2023- present

Group of experts from 12 academic and/or professional institutions  from Switzerland and Romania

Research project funded by the Basel Research Center for Child Health (BRCCH) aimed at improving asthma control in adolescents by developing a digital application for mobile phones to enable remote monitoring and educational support for pacients.