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Gratian Salaru, M.D.

Present Title:
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
07/07 to Present

Office Address:
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
One Robert Wood Johnson Place – MEB 212   
New Brunswick, NJ  08901

Clinical Expertise:
Board Certified in Anatomical Pathology (American Board of Pathology)
Board Certified in Clinical Pathology (American Board of Pathology)
Board Certified in Hematology/Hematopathology (American Board of Pathology)
Clinical expertise in diagnosis of hematologic disorders and coagulation/hemostasis
Clinical pathology expertise in hemoglobinopathies, protein electrophoresis, immunotyping, point-of-care testing

Research Expertise:
Rapid HIV point-of care testing validation, quality control and implementation
Bioinformatics

Undergraduate Education:
Elena Ghiba-Birta High School and College
Arad, Romania
Baccalaureate
09/75-07/87

Graduate Education:

University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Timisoara, Romania
Medical Doctor
09/89-09/95

Postgraduate Training:
Institute of Forensic and Legal Medicine "Mina Minovici"
Timisoara, Romania
Residency in Forensic Pathology
01/96-06/99

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ
Residency in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology
07/99-06/04

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ
Fellowship Hematopathology
07/04-03/06

Academic Appointments:
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ
Instructor, UMDNJ-RWJMS
03/06-06/07   
Assistant Professor
07/07 to Present

Hospital Appointments:

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ
Staff Pathologist
02/05 to Present

Licensure:
State of New Jersey, Physician
State of New Jersey Bioanalytical Laboratory Director

Certification:
American Board of Pathology Anatomical Pathology
American Board of Pathology Clinical Pathology
American Board of Pathology Hematology

Professional Organizations:
College of American Pathologists:
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists:
American Society of Clinical Pathologists

Service on UMDNJ Committees:
UMG IT Advisory Committee
0 6/07 to Present 

Selected Publications:

  • ARMehta, GSalaru, JSHarrison. Stomatocytosis heralding a case of acute Wilsonian crisis, Annals of
    Hematology, September 2009.
  • Yang L, Salaru G, Foran D, Goodell L,Robust Color GVF Snake and Its Application in the IGDS System.
    E-Poster and abstract. APIII 2004 Pittsburgh, PA. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine:
    Vol/129, No. 6, pp. 81 1-834
  • Yong Ke, Corey W. Smith, Gratian Salaru, Kim L. Joho, Malik F. Deen, , Unusual Forms of Immature
    Sporulating Coccidioides immitis Diagnosed by Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine vol. 130-1 Jan 2006,97-100
  • Lin Yang, Wenjin Chen, Peter Meer, Gratian Salaru, Viktors Berstis and David J. Foran,"Virtual microscop
    and grid-enabled decision support for large scale analysis of imaged pathology specimens", IEEE
    Transaction on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 634-644,2009
  •  Lin Yang, Once1 Tuzel, Wenjin Chen, Peter Meer, Gratian Salaru, Lauri A. Goodell David J. Foran,
    "PathMiner: A web-based telemicroscopy, intelligent archiving and image analysis system", IEEE
    Transaction on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 291-299,2009
  • Gharibo M, Salaru G, Strair R, Goodell L. Spontaneous remission of a leukemic leukemia cutis for two
    years prior to acute leukemia: a case report. Annual Retreat of Cancer Research, New Jersey, June 2003
  • E. M. Cadoff, S. M. Paul, F. Jackson, M. Wolski, L. Nichol, R. Williams, K. Stralkus, G. Salaru, E. G. Martin. Implementation of Rapid HIV Testing at Publicly Funded CTS Sites in New Jersey.HIV Testing: New
    Development & Challenges. Orlando, Florida. February 2005
  • Martin E, Salaru G, Paul S, Earley K, Bruccoleri P, Cadoff EM. Can a second rapid HIV test discriminate false positives as effectively as a Western Blot? The NJ Experience. Platfom presentation: 2005 National HIV Prevention Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. June 2005
  • EM Cadoff, SM Paul, F Jackson, M Wolski, L Nichol, R Williams, K Stralkus, G Salaru, EG Martin.
    Implementation Of Rapid HIV Testing At Publicly Funded Counseling And Testing Sites In New Jersey.XU International Congress of Clinical Chemistry. Orlando, Florida. July 2005
  • EG. Martin, Ph.D., G Salaru, M.D., K Earley, P Bruccoleri, SM. Paul, M.D., M.P.H., E Cadoff, M.D. Reducing the Delay: Can a Rapid HIV Test Discriminate False Positives as Effectively as a Western Blot - the NJ
    Experience? Infectious Didease Society of America 43rd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA October 2005
  • Cadoff EM, Paul SM, Jackson F, Wolski M, Nichol L, Williams R, Stralkus K, Salaru G, Martin EG.
    Implementation of Rapid HIV Testing at Publicly Funded Counseling and Testing Sites in New Jersey.
    Clin Chem 2005, 5 1 (6,Suppl):A260. [Abs.]
  • Cadoff EM, Paul SM, Jackson F, Wolski M, Nichol L, Williams R, Stralkus K, Salaru G, Martin EG.
    Implementation of Rapid HIV Testing at Publicly Funded CTS Sites in New Jersey. HIV Testing: New
    Development & Challenges. HIV Testing: New Development & Challenges. Orlando, Florida.
    February 28 - March 1,2005. Poster presentation
  • Martin E, Salaru G, Paul S, Earley K, Bruccoleri P, Cadoff EM. Can a second rapid HIV test discriminate false positives as effectively as a Western Blot? The NJ Experience. 2005 National HIV Prevention Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. June 2005. Platfom presentation
  • Cadoff EM, Paul SM, Jackson F, Wolski M, Nichol L, Williams R, Stralkus K, Salaru G, Martin EG.
    Implementation Of Rapid HIV Testing At Publicly Funded Counseling And Testing Sites In New Jersey. XIX International Congress of Clinical Chemistry. Orlando, Florida. July 2005
  • Eugene G. Martin, PhD, Gratian Salaru, MD, Kenneth Earley, Phil Bruccoleri, Sindy M. Paul, MD, MPH,
    Evan M. Cadoff. Reducing the Delay: Can a Rapid HIV Test Discriminate False Positives as Effectively as a Western Blot - the NJ Experience. Infectious Disease Society of America. San Francisco. September
    2005. Poster presentation
  • Paul SM, Cadoff EM, Martin EG, Wolski M, Nicholl L, Williams R, Harvey-Talbot M, Drumrn S, Maung AM,
    Martin RM, Berezny L, Taylor C, Jackson F, Intwala N, Salaru G. Integration of Rapid HIV Testing in Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics In New Jersey. 2006 National STD Prevention Conference.
    Jacksonville, Florida May 2006. Poster presentation
  • Eugene Martin, PhD, Gratian Salaru, MD, Sindy M. Paul, MD, MPH, Evan Cadoff, MD. In the Footsteps of
    the WHO - Rapid HIV Testing in America. 14th International Symposium on HIV and Emerging Infectious
    Diseases. Toulon, France. June 2006. Poster presentation
  • Cadoff EM, Salaru G, Marone R, Gaur S, Paul SM, Martin EG.Integrating Rapid HIV Testing in Emergency Care Improves HIV Detection. 21st International Symposium on Critical Care and Point-of- Care Testing.
    Quebec City. September 2006. Platform presentation
  • Gratian Salaru, MD, Evan M Cadoff, MD, Sindy M Paul, MD, Vivian H Shih, BA, Dolores Van Pelt, BSN, Nisha J Intwala, BS (MT), Franchesca N Jackson, BS, Sharon A: Holswade, MBA, Eugene G. Martin, PhD.
    Implementing Rapid HIV Testing in Non-traditional Sites. Infectious Disease Society of America. Toronto.
    October 2006. Poster presentation
  • Evan M. Cadoff, MD, Eugene G. Martin, PhD, Sindy M. Paul, MD, MPH, Sharon A. Holswade, MBA, Jake Nelson, Vivian H. Shih, BA, Dolores Van Pelt, MSN, Nisha J. Intwala, BS (MT), Franchesca N. Jackson, BS,
    Gratian Salaru, MD
    . NJHJY's Rapid Testing Program Keeps False Positives in Check. Infectious Disease
    Society of America. Toronto. October 2006. Poster presentation
  • Eugene G Martin, PhD, Gratian Salaru , MD, Sindy M Paul, MD, MPH, Rose Marie Martin, MPH, Maureen
    Wolski, BA, Linda Berezny, BSN, Evan M Cadoff, MD. A Case Series of Discordant Laboratory Results with Statewide Rapid HIV Testing in New Jersey. Infectious Disease Society of America. Toronto. October 2006. Poster presentation
  • Salaru G, Martin EG, Paul SM, Berezny L, Wolski M, Vega I, Cadoff E. HIV Discordant Follow-up: An Evolving Process. 2007 National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, December 2007. Poster presentation
  • Martin EG, Salaru G, Paul SM, Berezny L, Wolski M, Vega I, Cadoff EM. At the Laboratory Interface: HJY Discordant Follow-up. 2007 HJY Diagnostics Conference, Atlanta, December 2007. Poster presentation
  • Cadoff EM, Cadoff RA, Salaru G, Paul SM, Martin EG. Retrospective Application of the Proposed CDCIAPHL
    Rapid Testing Algorithms in New Jersey 2004-7. 2007 HIV Diagnostics Conference, Atlanta, December 2007. Platform presentation
  • Cadoff EM, Salaru G, Marone R, Gaur S, Paul SM, Martin EG. Integrating Rapid HIV Testing in Emergency
    Care Improves HIV Detection. Point of Care 2007; 6(3):201-207
  • Kevin Delaney; Shelly Facente; Thomas Knoble; Alice Heimsoth; Grant Colfax MD; Steven Ethridge; Terri Dowling; Salaru Gratian CLIA-Waived Rapid HIV Testing Quality Assurance: Best Practices from the Field,
    CDC Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA August 2009 Panel Presentation