Daniela Filipescu, MD, PhD, DESA is a cardiac anaesthesiologist, Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and chief of the Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department II at the Emergency Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in Bucharest, Romania.
Professor Daniela Filipescu served as President of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) (2014-2015) and was awarded the ESA Honorary membership in 2017. She was also awarded the Honorary membership of the Israel Society of Anesthesiologists and Associate Professor title at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemițanu”, Chișinău, Republic of Moldova.
Professor Filipescu is currently the Secretary of the World Federation of Anaesthesiologists Societies (WFSA), member of the WFSA Gender Balance ad hoc Committee, Vice-chair of the Steering Committee of the European Sepsis Alliance and Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Romanian Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (SRATI) National Congress.
Professor Filipescu’s research main interests include haemostasis and transfusion, cardiac patient, sepsis, workforce diversity and patient safety. She published more than 200 papers and book chapters, lectured in more than 200 national and international meetings, contributed to various international research groups and co-authored the ESA guidelines on the “Management of severe perioperative bleeding” and the ESA endorsed guidelines on the “Management of bleeding and coagulopathy following major trauma“. Professor Filipescu is currently chairing a national multidisciplinary group for the implementation of Patient Blood Management in Romania.