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Ana M. Ciurea, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Associate Medical Director, Cancer Prevention Clinic, Department of Dermatology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Research Interests

Malignant melanoma

Cutaneous toxicities related to various chemotherapeutic agents

Cutaneous infectious diseases

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler Street
Unit Number: 1452
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT11.5000
Phone: 713-792-3196
Fax: 713-745-3597

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1996 University of Medicine and Pharmaceuticals, Iasi, Romania, MD, .

Postgraduate Training

2007-2008 Postdoctoral Chief Resident, Dermatology, Jesse Brown Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
2005-2008 Postdoctoral Dermatology Resident, Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
2004-2005 Postdoctoral Research Associate, (Dermatology Research Fellow), Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
2003-2004 Postdoctoral Chief Medical Resident, Medical, Penn State University, Harrisburg, PA
2001-2004 Postdoctoral Internal Medicine, Resident, Penn State University (Pinnacle Health Hospital), Harrisburg, PA
1997-2000 Postdoctoral Resident, Pediatrics, St. Maria University Hospital, Iasi, Romania

Board Certifications

8/2008 American Board of Dermatology
8/2004 American Board of Internal Medicine

Honors and Awards

2007 Women's Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award
2006 Society of Investigative Dermatology Resident Retreat for Future Academicians Award
2004 Internal Medicine Resident of the Year Award

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Yorio JT, Mays SR, Ciurea AM, Cohen PR, Wang WL, Hwu WJ, Gonzalez N, Richard J, Kim KB. A case of Vemurafenib-Induced Sweet's Syndrome. Journal of Dermatology. In Press.
2. Vin H, Ojeda S, Ching G, Leung M,Chitsazzadeh V, Dwyer D, Adelmann C, Restrepo M, Richards K, Ciurea A, Duvic M, Prieto V, Ullrich S, Dalby K, Flores E, Tsai K. BRAF inhibitors supress apoptosis through off-tardet inhibition of JNK singaling. eLIFE. In Press.
3. Farmakiotis D, Ciurea AM, Cahuayme-Zuniga L, Konotyiannis DP. The diagnostic yield of skin biopsy in patients with leukemia and suspected infection. J Infect Dis 67(4):265-72, 2013.
4. Rozas-Munoz E, Martinez Escala ME, Wang WL, Ciurea AM, Pujol RM, Prieto VG. A Slowly Growing Plaque on the Lower Back: Challenge. Am J Dermapathol 34(4):452-3, 2012.
5. Haitz K, Rady P, Nguyen H, Turing S, Ciurea AM. Merkel cell polyomavirus DNA detection in a patient with Merkel cell carcinoma and multiple other skin cancers. Int J Dermatol 51(4):442-4, 2012.
6. St Pierre S, Rommel J, Ciurea A, West D, Laumann A. High resolution, high magnification capillary videomicroscopy imaging as a useful adjunct in the assessment of pharmacological intervention (tadalafil) for secondary Raynaud's phenomenon due to scleroderma and mixed connective tissue disease. J Am Acad Dermatol 62(AB11), 1/2010.
7. Ciurea A, Guitart J, Brieva J. Complete and durable response of malignant pyoderma to tacrolimus in combination with dapsone and prednisone. Arch Dermatol 146(1):102-103, 2010.
8. St Pierre SA, Rommel J, Ciurea A, Fife D, Yoo SS, Martini M, Kuzel TM, Wayne J, Rademaker A, West DP, Alam M. In situ Photoimmunotherapy: a surgery-and limb-sparing approach to the treatment of cutaneous metastases in advanced melanoma. Arch Dermatol 146(8):831-4, 2010.
9. Wickless S, Ciurea A. Gerami P, Guitart J. An Unusual indolent presentation of intravascular B-cell lymphoma in an elderly female. J Cut Pathol 35:91-9, 2008.
10. Germani P, Wickless SC, Rosen S, Kuzel T, Ciurea A, Havey J, Guitart J. Applying the new TNM classification system for primary cutaneous lymphomas other than mycosis fungoides and Sezary syndrome in primary cutaneous marginal zone lymphoma. J Am Acad Dermatol 59(2):245-54, 2008.
11. Krunic S. Ciurea A, Scheman A. Efficacy and tolerance of acne treatment using both spironolactone and a combined contraceptive containing drospirenone. J Am Acad Dermatol 58(1):60-62, 2008.

Editorials

1. Diaz L, Ciurea A. Cutaneous and systmic adverse reactions to antibiotics. Dermatol Ther 25(1):12-22, 2012.

Book Chapters

1. Ciurea A, Thomas V, Margolis K. Malignant melanoma. In: Expert Clinical Perspective: Controversies and Uncertainties in Diagnosis & Management of Cancer. Ed: S. Abutalib. Wiley-Blackwell Health Sciences, 2014.
2. Ciurea A, Hymes S. Skin Conditions Mistaken for Infection in the Transplant Population. In: Principles and practice of Transplant Infectious Diseases. Ed. Safdar A. Springer: New York, 2014.
3. Hymes S, Chon S, Ciurea A. Cutanous Lesions that mimic Infection. In: Principles and Practice of Cancer Infectious Diseases. Ed: Safdar A. Springer: New York, 233-253, 2011.

Last updated: 10/29/2013