Arun is a Victorian trained neonatologist and PhD student exploring new applications of lung ultrasound in neonatal respiratory support. He is passionate about the use of point of care ultrasound to improve care for unwell newborns.
Joint Winner: Rares Calin Craciun
Born and raised in Transylvania, I am a GI and Hepatology fellow in training in my fourth year of practice. After receiving an MD degree at the “Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, I have spent most of my professional formation within the “Prof. Dr. O. Fodor” Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Cluj-Napoca, one of the largest tertiary-care facilities in Romania. In the past six years, my clinical focus was on hepatology, split between liver tumors and portal hypertension. Currently, I am a Ph.D. candidate, the research activity closely matching my clinical interest. To this point, I have co-authored over ten publications, mostly on interventional therapies in hepatocellular carcinoma and liver metastases, while being actively involved in the local and European scientific community.