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Marcela Popescu, MD

Marcela Popescu, MD

  • Medical Director/Clinic Physician
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine



Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellow – University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Resident of Pediatrics – University of Illinois, Chicago
Resident of Pediatrics – University Medical Center, Targu-Mures, Romania
Medical Degree – University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Targu-Mures, Romania
Nursing Degree – School of Public Health, Targu-Mures, Romania


1992-1997 University of Medical Center, Targu-Mures, Romania. Internship and Residency
1999 Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL, Observership
2000-2003 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Fellow in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
2007-2008 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Clinical Instructor-Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
1-2009 East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN- Assistant Professor-Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO)
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society

Clinical/Research Interests

  • Clinical pediatric hematology
  • Clotting/hemostasis disorders in children
  • Pediatric cancer therapy

Selected Publications

Gupta D, Popescu M, Strickland K. Hodgkin’s Disease: It is in the Neck, Alright! Presented at the Southern Society of Pediatric Research, Feb 2012

Blevins A, Popescu M, Klopfenstein K. Embroynal Rhabdomyosarcoma: An Unusual Presentation. Abstract 186. Presented at the Southern Regional Meeting, Feb 2011.

Popescu M, Gurel Ronni T, Song C, Hung K, Payne K, Dovat S. Ikaros Satbility and Pericentromeric Localization are Regulated by Protein Phosphatase. I J Biol Chem May;284(20):13869-13880, 2009.

Panaro F, De Christopher PJ, Rondelli D, Testa G, Sankary H, Popescu M, Benedetti E. Severe Hemolytic Anemia due to Passenger Lymphocytes after Living-Related Bowel Transplant. Clin Transplant June;18(3):332-335, 2004.

Carasca C, Puscaiu E, Popescu M. Particularities in HIV Infection in Children. Romanian Revue of Veterinary Medicine 3:15-17,1995.

Georgescu C, Dinesh M, Popescu M. Thrombolytic Treatment with Streptokinase in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction Following Prehospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Romanian Journal of Emergency Medicine 1:213-217, 1993.

Puscasiu E, Popescu M. Choriocarcinoma in 17 Year Old Patient 3 Months After Giving Birth to a Healthy Child. Scientific Session Revue, Victor Babes Institute, Bucharest, Romania, 1:22-23, 1992.

Last update: February 2012