Victor Costache

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Victor Costache
Minister of Health
In office
4 November 2019 26 March 2020
Preceded by Sorina Pintea
Succeeded by Nelu Tătaru
Personal details
Born (1974-03-18) 18 March 1974 (age 47)
Iași, Socialist Republic of Romania
Nationality Romanian
Political party National Liberal Party
Alma mater Alexandru Ioan Cuza University
Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy
OccupationAssociate Professor, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
ProfessionPhysician, politician

Victor Sebastian Costache (born 18 March 1974) [1] was the Minister of Health of Romania from 4 November 2019 [2] to 26 March 2020 when he resigned in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in Romania. He was succeeded as Minister of Health by Nelu Tătaru. [3]

Born in Iași, he studied from 1992 at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in the city, [1] graduating in 1999 with an MD degree from the Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy. [2] He did his residency in Romania and France, with specialization in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. After working for over 10 years in hospitals in France, Great Britain, Denmark, Scotland, Germany, Quebec, and the United States, Costache decided to return to Romania in 2014, becoming an Associate Professor at the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu. [1] [2]

Since 2015 he is President of the Cardiovascular Surgery Commission at the Ministry of Health. He is also a member of the French Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Cine este Victor Costache, noul ministru al Sănătății". Antena 1 (in Romanian). 4 November 2019.
  2. 1 2 3 Dădăcuș, Mirela (4 November 2019). "Chirurgul Victor Costache, noul ministru al Sănătății". RFI România (in Romanian).
  3. "SURSE: Victor Costache a demisionat din fruntea Ministerului Sănătății". Radio Europa Liberă România (in Romanian). 26 March 2020.