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Wanda Popescu, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology; Director, Thoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Division

Contact Information

Wanda Popescu, MD

Patient Care Location

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



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 of Anesthesiology at Yale School of Medicine and is the Director of the Thoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Section.

Dr. Popescu is an active member of many professional societies, including the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. She is the Chair of the Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Examination writing committee for the National Board of Echocardiography and a member of its Board of Directors. She is also a senior 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, having co-authored Guidelines for enhanced recovery after lung surgery. She has lectured at multiple national and international meetings.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2004)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2002)
  • Intern
    Lincoln Medicine and Mental Health Center (1999)
  • Intern
    Emergency Hospital-Bucharest (1997)
  • MD
    Carol Davila University of Medicine (1996)

Professional Service

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

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