Cristian Vladescu graduated in 1988 from the Faculty of Medicine at UMF “Carol Davila” in Bucharest, with a PhD in Medicine in 2000 and a MPH from the Nuffield Institute of Health, University of Leeds, UK in 1993. He also attended numerous postgraduate courses in public health, health economics, epidemiology, health policy, health management in UK, USA, France, Spain. He is Professor in Public Health and Management since 2002, Head of Public Health Discipline, UMF Victor Babes, Timisoara (2002-2020), Associate Professor, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work (1995 – 2018); Visiting Scholar of Health Policy, Wagner School for Public Service, NYU (1994, 2007) and is currently Professor of Public Health and Management at the Faculty of Medicine, Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest and General Director, National School of Public Health and Management, Bucharest.
Prof. Cristian Vladescu is full member of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences. During his career he fulfilled numerous positions in his areas of expertise such as : General Director, Directorate for Reform, Ministry of Health (1997-1998), Executive Chairman, Center for Health Policy and Services (1999-2004);President of the Public Health Commission of the Ministry of Health, (2005-2006); President of the National Health Insurance House (2005-2007), Chairmen of the Presidential Commission for the analysis and elaboration of public health policies (2007-2008), President of the National Commission for Attestation of University Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates (CNATDCU) in Medicine, Ministry of National Education (2010-2012), President of the Commission for Clinical and Epidemiological Management of COVID-19 of the Ministry of Health (2021-2022) together with membership in various other professional societies in Romania and abroad.
Prof. Cristian Vladescu authored and co-authored over 50 books and treatises, published more than 100 scientific articles in indexed journals, gave over 40 presentations in international conferences and participated in more than 35 research projects, both national and international. His work has over 2.000 citations in international scientific data bases (BDI). Prof. Vladescu acted as consultant/expert for international organizations such as WHO, The World Bank, Council of Europe, EU, USAID, Global Fund, OSI. He received for his professional and academic activity different awards and distinctions such as the Romanian Academy Award Iuliu Haţieganu in 2010, Diploma of Excellence of the Ministry of Interior in 2005 in Bucharest, Diploma of Excellence of the Ministry of Defense in 2006 in Bucharest, USAID / AIHA Certificate of Recognition in 1998 in Chicago, USA.