Epileptic Disorders Educational Prize 2016

Ioana Mindruta

Dr Ioana Mindruta was awarded the Epileptic Disorders Educational Prize for her paper, Sucessful epilepsy surgery in frontal lobe epilepsy with startle seizures: a SEEG study by Ana Ciurea, Irina Popa, Mihai Dragos Maliia, Nagy Csilla-Johanna, Andrei Barborica, Cristian Donos, Jean Ciurea, Ioan Opris, Ioana Mindruta. Epileptic Disord. 2015; 17 (4): 363-71. The award will be presented at the 12th European Congress on Epileptology in Prague, Czech Republic to be held 11-15 September 2016.

Born in Romania, Dr Mindruta graduated from the University of Medicine in Bucharest, Romania and then specialized in Neurology and Neurophysiology. During her PhD program, her focus was on “Sleep studies in epileptic syndromes.” She completed her training in epileptology and pre-surgical evaluation at the Grenoble Epilepsy Center under the direction of Professor Philippe Kahane. She founded and coordinated the National Program for pre surgical evaluation dedicated to invasive cerebral exploration.

Dr Mindruta currently works with a multidisciplinary team to select patients for appropriate surgical treatment or neurostimulation procedures. Her current position is head of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the University Hospital of Bucharest and lecturer in neurology at the University of Medicine in Bucharest. The main research interest lies in electrophysiological biomarkers and functional connectivity in epileptogenic networks.