Wanda Popescu

Wanda Popescu

Professor of Anesthesiology; Director, Thoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Division; Co-Director, Grand Rounds

Contact Information

Wanda Popescu, MD

Patient Care Location

  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    20 York Street, Ste SPOR, 3rd floor
    New Haven, CT, 06510

Mailing Address

  • PO Box 208051, 333 Cedar Street, TMP 3

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8051

    United States

Wanda Popescu



Wanda M. Popescu M.D. is the Director of the Thoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Section in the Department of Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Popescu received her medical degree from Carol Davila Medical School, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania in 1996. She completed her anesthesiology residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, USA in 2002. She undertook two fellowships in vascular and cardio-thoracic anesthesiology at Yale School of Medicine between 2002 and 2004. Subsequently, she remained on faculty and currently serves as a Professor at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Popescu is an active member of many professional societies, including the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. She is a member of the Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Examination writing committee for the National Board of Echocardiography and a Part 2 board examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology. 

Dr. Popescu is one of the two editors of “Master Techniques in Upper and Lower Airway Management”, a print and e-book, which includes over 120 videos. Dr. Popescu has been a member of several national and international guideline writing committees, most recently having co-authored Guidelines for enhanced recovery after lung surgery. She has lectured at multiple national and international meetings.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Carol Davila University of Medicine, Bucharest (1996)
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Intern
    Lincoln Medicine and Mental Health Center
  • Intern
    Emergency Hospital-Bucharest
  • Board Certification
    AB of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology (2004, recertified: 2015)
  • Board Certification
    National Board of Echocardiography, Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (2015)

Professional Service

Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular AnesthesiaEditorial Board member2015 - Present
National Board of EchocardiographyAdvance Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Examination Writing Committee2009 - Present

Departments & Organizations