Teodor Cristian Blidaru is a Romanian doctor, contributing to health policy and healthcare innovation. Recently, he took on the role of Project Coordinator for the Health Innovation Hub of Romania. This new initiative, a partnership between public and private sectors, aims to foster innovation in healthcare policies and technologies, particularly to enhance Romania’s abilities in clinical trials and health promotion.

Teodor is deeply interested in healthcare public policy, with a focus on planning, developing human resources for health, and managing healthcare systems. He currently serves as an Honorary Advisor to the Minister of Health. In this capacity, he is working on significant projects, including creating Romania’s first strategy for health workforce development, enhancing healthcare management education, and engaging with a broad range of stakeholders both in Romania and internationally, including the WHO.

Teodor is a radiology and medical imaging physician, educated at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest. He is also pursuing a PhD in Medicine and building a career in teaching at the same university. Beyond his studies and teaching, Teodor is involved in the university’s administration, managing projects related to international relations.

Civically, Teodor recently led the resident doctors’ committee at the Romanian College of Physicians and served on the board of the Romanian Multidisciplinary Society of Resident Doctors. He played a key role in initiatives aimed at enhancing the training programs for Romanian doctors.

In the past, particularly in 2019 and 2020, Teodor was selected as the United Nations Youth Delegate for Romania and attended numerous international events, including the UN General Assembly. He was also the first student to join the Romanian delegation at the World Health Assembly. Before this, he was active in the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations and various NGOs, taking on leadership roles and focusing on student representation and building networks among young professionals at the local, national, and international levels.