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Wanda Popescu, MD

Patient type treated
Accepting new patients
Referral required
Not Applicable
Board Certified in
Anesthesiology and Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography


Wanda M. Popescu M.D. is the Director of the Thoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Section in the Department of Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Popescu received her medical degree from Carol Davila Medical School, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania in 1996. She completed her anesthesiology residency training at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, USA in 2002. She undertook two fellowships in vascular and cardio-thoracic anesthesiology at Yale School of Medicine between 2002 and 2004. Subsequently, she remained on faculty and currently serves as a Professor at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Popescu is an active member of many professional societies, including the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. She is a member of the Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Examination writing committee for the National Board of Echocardiography and a Part 2 board examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology. 

Dr. Popescu is one of the two editors of “Master Techniques in Upper and Lower Airway Management”, a print and e-book, which includes over 120 videos. Dr. Popescu has been a member of several national and international guideline writing committees, most recently having co-authored Guidelines for enhanced recovery after lung surgery. She has lectured at multiple national and international meetings.


  • Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Director, Thoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Division

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2004)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2002)
  • Intern
    Lincoln Medicine and Mental Health Center (1999)
  • Intern
    Emergency Hospital-Bucharest (1997)
  • MD
    Carol Davila University of Medicine (1996)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Additional Information

  • Yale Anesthesiology
    Yale New Haven Hospital
    20 York Street, Ste SPOR, 3rd floor
    New Haven, CT, 06510