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Otilia Neacsu, MD

Languages:
English, Romanian, French
Specialty/Profession:
Pediatric Endocrinology
Board Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics – Pediatric Endocrinology; American Board of Pediatrics – General Pediatrics; American Board of Internal Medicine
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Thyroid cancer; congenital adrenal hyperplasia; metabolic syndrome
Education:
Medical School - Facultatea De Medicina (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) (1999)
Residency - Staten Island University Hospital / Suny Downstate (2008)
Fellowship - Rhode Island Hospital / Brown University (2011)
Awards & Recognition:
Fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics
Certificate of Recognition for Exemplary Teaching, Brown University (2009, 2010)
Government fellowship granted on academic merit - Romania (1995)
Clinic Locations: Ashburn, Fairfax
Keystone Publications:

Schwartz RH, Neacsu O, Ascher DP, Alpan O. Moderate Dose Inhaled Corticosteroid- Induced Symptomatic Adrenal Suppression: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Dec;51(12):1184-90.

Neacsu O, et. al. IGF-I attenuates FFA-induced activation of JNK1 phosphorylation and TNFα expression in human subcutaneous preadipocytes. Obesity (Silver Spring).  2013 Sep;21(9):1843-9. 

Where did you grow up?
Romania
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
I grew up wanting to become a doctor since I can remember. I chose Endocrinology because it's logical; because it involves long-term follow-up and allows building enduring relationships with our patients and their families; because we can treat most hormonal abnormalities and improve the quality of life of our patients.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
We moved to Northern Virginia in 2011. Looove the diversity.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
Cooking with my daughters, biking, and traveling.
Do you volunteer? If so, where?
At Brainy Camp for children with T1DM (Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus). I'm happy to see our patients in a different environment, having fun, making new friends, and enjoying themselves.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
I feel accomplished every time I can help a patient and their family feel/do better.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
I enjoy teaching, so I can see myself being a teacher.
Personal Sketch:
15 - Years Married
2 - Daughters