Fellow Spotlight

Here's where we'll highlight fellows on a monthly to bimonthly basis so you can get to know one another and even start collaborating! If you'd like to nominate someone for a spotlight, please email aeus.saem@gmail.com. Self-nominations welcome!

Name: Cristiana Baloescu WhiteCoatPhoto

  • EducationDartmouth College, MD
  • ResidencyEmergency Medicine, Yale University (2013-17)
  • Current PositionPoint of Care Ultrasound Fellow in Yale Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Section, Advanced Professional MPH Candidate, Yale School of Public Health

Ultrasound Interests: POCUS in Global Health, research in software applications designed to enhance ultrasound acquisition and interpretation for novices


  • Baloescu Cristiana, and Lemi Luu. "Ovarian Torsion in the Pediatric Population”. EM Resident (August 2015)
  • Baloescu Cristiana, and Rachel Liu. "Diagnose this condition". EM Resident (August 2017)


14980800_10154138586078108_8836190196332174970_nFun Facts:  Cristiana traveled the globe to spread her passion in ultrasound, such as teaching POCUS in Cairo, Egypt during the AFCEM 2016 conference and in Uganda targeting medical students. If she is not getting a graduate degree and conquering the world of ultrasound and technology, Cristiana also loves to feed people and cook meals sufficient for an army, while dabbling in jewelry design.

Favorite Song to Scan To? It would have to be “(I’m Having the) Time of My Life,” but there is no music allowed in the ED (not true Cristiana!)  Instead, when I’m doing QA, I do like to rock out to the 80s, a classic era.

What’s in the Future?  Aside from endeavoring in a two-year fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound and Masters degree, Cristiana will continue searching for opportunities to get involved in programs establishing and teaching ultrasound in global health settings as well as current research into a software program used to automatically calculate ejection fraction. She will ideally begin projects evaluating software for automatic detection of lung sliding and quantitative estimation of B-lines. 

What Do You Do For Fun? I love to travel, on the occasion going back to Romania where I was born and bred and where my family resides. I have also made expeditions to Montenegro, Australia and Barbados in the last year.  You can always find me on the lookout for adventurous trips to share with my dear husband. If not, then I’ll most likely be binge-watching Sci-Fi series and moves and wishing for a Light Saber.