Gastroenterologist Florin Selaru has faculty appointments to the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center; and the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Institute of NanoBioTechnology at The Johns Hopkins University. He is a clinical expert in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and serves as the director of the Harvey M. and Lyn P. Meyerhoff Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Selaru earned his medical degree at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. He completed his internal medicine residency at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore and completed his fellowship training in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Selaru’s research focuses on the intersection of clinical medicine, engineering and biology. His research expertise is in the utilization of bioengineering tools to answer clinically relevant questions and to translate findings for use in the clinical setting. He established and leads the Selaru lab, a National Institutes of Health-funded laboratory at Johns Hopkins that focuses on inflammation, fibrosis and cancer.
The Selaru lab specializes in drug and device development for inflammatory and malignant conditions, as well as tissue regeneration solutions. Some specific projects include drug development for fibrosis in the gastrointestinal tract, microrobot development for oral drug delivery, tissue engineering for fistulas and other tissue defects in IBD, and novel drug targeting approaches for inflammation and cancer. Dr. Selaru’s overarching goal is to deliver medical products and technologies to patients with IBD and cancer.