Alina V. Dumitrescu, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Information

Primary Office
11290f Pomerantz Family Pavilion
200 Hawkins Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52242


MD, Medicine, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medical School
Internship, Medicine, County Hospital of Timisoara
Resident, Ophthalmology, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Fellow, Molecular Ophthalmology and Glaucoma Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Glaucoma Service
Fellow, Pediatric Ophthalmic Genetics, University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service
Internship, Internal Medicine Preliminary Year, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Resident, Ophthalmology, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology

Research Summary

Current research projects/interests: *Surgical planning and postoperative outcome in vertical strabismus secondary to 4th nerve palsy *Retinopathy of Prematurity *Inherited eye disorders


Morrison, D., Shaffer, J., Ying, G. S. & Binenbaum, G. (2018). Ocular complications following treatment in the Postnatal Growth and Retinopathy of Prematurity (G-ROP) Study. Journal of AAPOS, 22(2), 128-133. PMID: 29548840.

McCourt, E. A., Ying, G. S., Lynch, A. M., Palestine, A. G., Wagner, B. D., Wymore, E., Tomlinson, L. A. & Binenbaum, G. (2018). Validation of the Colorado Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening Model. JAMA ophthalmology, 136(4), 409-416. PMID: 29543944.

Parlin, A., Dumitrescu, A., Nunery, W. T., Timoney, P. J. & Sokol, J. A. (2017). Retrospective chart review of the use of imaging and biopsy in the diagnosis of optic nerve sheath meningiomas and intra-conal orbital lymphomas at a single institution. Orbit, 36(6), 392-396. PMID: 28812914.

Lavik, E., Kuehn, M. H., Shoffstall, A. J., Atkins, K., Dumitrescu, A. V. & Kwon, Y. H. (2016). Sustained Delivery of Timolol Maleate for Over 90 Days by Subconjunctival Injection. Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 32(10), 642-649. PMID: 27835065.

Dumitrescu, A. V., Tran, J., Pfeifer, W., Kehoe, T., Kemerley, A., Hu, Z. & Drack, A. V. (2016). Genotype-phenotype correlation in patients with albinism. Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 20(4), e14-e15. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2016.07.055.

Dumitrescu, A. V., Drack, A. V. (2015). Gene Therapy for Blinding Pediatric Eye Disorders. Advances in pediatrics, 62(1), 185-210. PMID: 26205114.

Longmuir, S. Q., McConnell, L., Oral, R., Dumitrescu, A., Kamath, S. & Erkonen, G. (2014). Retinal hemorrhages in intubated pediatric intensive care patients. Journal of AAPOS, 18(2), 129-33. PMID: 24698608.

Seo, S., Mullins, R. F., Dumitrescu, A. V., Bhattarai, S., Gratie, D., Wang, K., Stone, E. M., Sheffield, V. & Drack, A. V. (2013). Subretinal gene therapy of mice with Bardet-Biedl syndrome type 1. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 54(9), 6118-32. PMID: 23900607.

Ding, Q. J., Cook, A. C., Dumitrescu, A. V. & Kuehn, M. H. (2012). Lack of immunoglobulins does not prevent C1q binding to RGC and does not alter the progression of experimental glaucoma. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 53(10), 6370-7. PMID: 22918632.

Dumitrescu, A. V., Milunsky, J. M., Longmuir, S. Q. & Drack, A. V. (2012). A family with branchio-oculo-facial syndrome with primarily ocular involvement associated with mutation of the TFAP2A gene. Ophthalmic genetics, 33(2), 100-6. PMID: 22191992.

Dumitrescu, A. V., Moga, D. C., Olson, R. J., Longmuir, S. Q. & Drack, A. V. (2012). Author reply: Head posture in Down syndrome. Ophthalmology, 119(5), 1089-1090. PMID: 22551612.

Drack, A. V., Dumitrescu, A. V., Bhattarai, S., Gratie, D., Stone, E. M., Mullins, R. & Sheffield, V. C. (2012). TUDCA slows retinal degeneration in two different mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa and prevents obesity in Bardet-Biedl syndrome type 1 mice. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 53(1), 100-6. PMID: 22110077.

Sánchez, C. I., Niemeijer, M., Išgum, I., Dumitrescu, A., Suttorp-Schulten, M. S., Abràmoff, M. D. & van Ginneken, B. (2012). Contextual computer-aided detection: improving bright lesion detection in retinal images and coronary calcification identification in CT scans. Medical image analysis, 16(1), 50-62. PMID: 21689964.

Longmuir, S., Dumitrescu, A., Kwon, Y., Boldt, H. C. & Hong, S. (2011). Juvenile xanthogranulomatosis with bilateral and multifocal ocular lesions of the iris, cornealscleral limbus, and choroid. Journal of AAPOS, 15(6), 598-600. PMID: 22153409.

Niemeijer, M., Xu, X., Dumitrescu, A. V., Gupta, P., van Ginneken, B., Folk, J. C. & Abramoff, M. D. (2011). Automated measurement of the arteriolar-to-venular width ratio in digital color fundus photographs. IEEE transactions on medical imaging, 30(11), 1941-50. PMID: 21690008.

Dumitrescu, A. V., Moga, D. C., Longmuir, S. Q., Olson, R. J. & Drack, A. V. (2011). Prevalence and characteristics of abnormal head posture in children with Down syndrome: a 20-year retrospective, descriptive review. Ophthalmology, 118(9), 1859-64. PMID: 21665280.

Sánchez, C. I., Niemeijer, M., Dumitrescu, A. V., Suttorp-Schulten, M. S., Abràmoff, M. D. & van Ginneken, B. (2011). Evaluation of a computer-aided diagnosis system for diabetic retinopathy screening on public data. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 52(7), 4866-71. PMID: 21527381.

Niemeijer, M., Dumitrescu, A. V., van Ginneken, B. & Abramoff, M. D. (2011). Automatic localization of bifurcations and vessel crossings in digitalfundus photographs using location regression. Proc SPIE, 7965, 796507. DOI: 10.1117/12.878364.

Popescu, V., Ilie, I., Pietreanu, A., Mitulescu, C., Varna, R., Ciuca, M., Dumitrescu, A., Tudosescu, R., Matei, G. & Alexandrescu, C. (2011). [Panuveitis--difficulties in diagnosis and treatment]. Oftalmologia (Bucharest, Romania : 1990), 55(4), 35-9. PMID: 22642134.

Kuehn, M. H., Kim, C. Y., Jiang, B., Dumitrescu, A. V. & Kwon, Y. H. (2008). Disruption of the complement cascade delays retinal ganglion cell death following retinal ischemia-reperfusion. Experimental eye research, 87(2), 89-95. PMID: 18572163.

Milu, C., Dumitrescu, A. (2008). Some aspects on radiation protection in conventional and digital radiology in Romania. Radiation protection dosimetry, 129(1-3), 346-9. PMID: 18381334.

Smyke, A. T., Dumitrescu, A. & Zeanah, C. H. (2002). Attachment disturbances in young children. I: The continuum of caretaking casualty. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 41(8), 972-982. PMID: 12162633.

Zeanah, C. H., Smyke, A. T. & Dumitrescu, A. (2002). Attachment disturbances in young children. II: Indiscriminate behavior and institutional care. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 41(8), 983-989. PMID: 12162634.