Dr Olivia Sgarbura

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
· 2017 – present European Postgraduate Diploma (DIUE) of Onco-Surgical Strategies in HPB Surgery,
University of Paris Sud
· 2015-2017: Postgraduate Complementary Studies of Oncology and Oncologic Surgery (DESC), Région
Sud-Est, France
· 2014-2016: Postgraduate diploma (DIU) in Peritoneal Carcinomatosis and HIPEC, University of Lyon
Sud and University of Paris VII
· 2012-2014: Postgraduate diploma (DIU) in Oncologic surgery, University of Montpellier and University
of Rouen, France
· December 2008: training in robotic surgery, IRCAD, Strasbourg, France
· 2007-2013: Residency in general surgery in Bucharest, Romania and Montpellier, France
· 2006-2010: PhD studies, « Carol Davila » University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.
PhD Thesis: Robotic surgery in pelvic cancer surgery
· 2001-2002: PCEM2, Université de Médecine Paris VI Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
· 2000-2006: Medical doctor, « Carol Davila » University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest,
Romania
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
· Starting November 2017 – Consultant Oncologic Surgeon, Institut Régional du Cancer, Montpellier,
France
· 2013-2017 – Assistant des hôpitaux spécialiste chirurgie oncologique (fellow oncologic surgeon),
Institut Régional du Cancer, Montpellier, France
· 2016 : PIPAC (pressurized intraperitoneal aerosole chemotherapy) regional program coordinator
· 2010-2013: general surgery resident, Languedoc Institute of Digestive Surgery, Clinique Beausoleil,
Montpellier, France
· 2007-2010 : general surgery resident, Department of General Surgery and Liver Transplantation,
Fundeni Clinical Institute, Bucharest, Romania
· August-September 2005: Summer practice Department of Liver Surgery, Hopital Bellvitge, Barcelona,
Spain
· August 2004: Summer practice Department of Colorectal Surgery and Liver Surgery, Hopital Bellvitge,
Barcelona, Spain
· August 2003: Summer practice, Department of Gynecology, Urology and General Surgery, Ospedale
Fatebenefratelli, Rome, Italy
RESEARCH ACTIVITY
· Principal Investigator NIPOX phase I trial : PHASE I STUDY ASSESSING SAFETY OF INTRAPERITONEAL
CHEMOTHERAPY IN NEOADJUVANT TREATMENT OF PERITONEAL CARCINOMATOSIS OF COLORECTAL
ORIGIN
· Principal Investigator MESOTIP phase II trial: PHASE II RANDOMIZED NON-COMPARATIVE TRIAL
ASSESSING THE ROLE OF PIPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH SYSTEMIC CHEMOTHERAPY IN THE FIRST LINE
OF TREATMENT OF UNRESECTABLE PERITONEAL MESOTHELIOMA
· Principal Investigator PIPAC secure: experimental study concerning the caregivers’ exposure to
oxaliplatin during PIPAC
· 23 Pubmed publications in robotic surgery, peritoneal carcinomatosis and liver surgery (among which
four as a first author) in various journals such as Annals of Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Pleura
and Peritoneum, Surgical Endoscopy, International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Sciences
· Hirsch index: 7
· Collaborator of the RENAPE and BIG –RENAPE group, two national registries dedicated to peritoneal
carcinomatosis in France
· Investigator in different trials: CHIPOR, GASTRICHIP, SOMILEO
· Teacher and trainer for the ESSO Advanced Course on the Management of Hyperthermic
Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) after Cytoreductive Surgery, Hamburg, 2018
· Teacher and trainer for PIPAC in different European centers (Lyon, Paris, Lausanne, Barcelona)
· Invited speaker at different congresses on the subject of colorectal peritoneal carcinomatosis and liver
metastases
· Award recipient and award session participant for the research activity in different congresses: B
Braun Award Session, European Society of Surgical Research (2015), French Society of Surgical
Oncology (2014,2015), Japanese Surgical Society Travel Grant (2014), Falk Symposium for Colorectal
Surgery (2012), Society of Medical Innovations and Technologies (2009), Society of Laparoendoscopic
Surgeons – Boston meeting travel grant (SLS) (2009)
ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITY
· Member of the Communication Committee of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO)
· National representative for France within the European Young Surgeons Alumni Club (EYSAC)
· Member of the Local Organizing Committee of the 11th International Workshop on Peritoneal
Surface Malignancy (PSOGI) 2018, Paris
· Member of the Local Organizing Committee of the Congress of the French Society of Surgical
Oncology 2019, Montpellier
· International relations coordinator of the French Association of Young Surgical Oncologists (AJCO),
position in which a bilateral agreement was started with EYSAC – starting 2015
· Founder and honorary president of the Romanian Students’ Society of Surgery (2003), today a
nationally recognized student organization with almost 1000 members.
SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITY
· European Blogger Award in 2013 for Romania with a 1 month internship in European institutions in
Bruxelles (march 2013)
· Author of society and culture personal blog: http://joculorb.blogspot.com ; page-rank 3; 7 years of
activity, over 500 posts with more than 1000 comments
· Administrator of Action Cancer Europe Facebook page
· Active on Facebook, LinkedIn, Research Gate, Klout, Twitter
LANGUAGES
· Romanian, native language
· French, C2 level of comprehension, speaking, writing
· English, C2 level of comprehension, speaking, writing
· Spanish, B2-C1 level of comprehension, speaking, writing
· Italian, B1 level of comprehension, speaking, writing