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Brindusa Truta, M.A.S., M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Medicine


Languages: English, Romanian

Expertise: Crohn's Disease, Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Ulcerative Colitis

Research Interests: Crohn's colitis, ulcerative colitis

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station


2360 W. Joppa Road Joppa Concourse Suite 200 Lutherville, MD 21093 map

Phone: 410-933-7495 | Fax: 410-321-1084


Dr. Truta joined Johns Hopkins from the Sacramento VA Medical Center in California, where she was an assistant clinical professor of medicine. A specialist in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and hereditary colon cancer syndromes (HNPCC, FAP), Dr. Truta is working on several ongoing projects related to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Truta has authored numerous publications and oral presentations. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine



  • MD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu hatieganu (1997)


  • Cluj-Napoca Medical Center / Gastroenterology (2001)
  • St Mary's Hospital and Medical Center / Internal Medicine (2007)


  • Phoenix VA Health Care System (Phoenix) / Gastroenterology (2008)
  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine / Gastroenterology (2010)
  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (2011)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Truta B, Li XD, Mahadevan U, Fisher ER, Chen YY, Grace K, Velayos F, Terdiman JP. Serologic Markers Associated with Development of Crohn's Disease after Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis

Digestive Disease Sciences Journal Dig Dis Sci DOI 10.1007/s10620-013-2866-8.

Truta B, Chen YY, Blanco AM, Deng G, Conrad PG, Kim YH, Park ET, Kakar S, Kim YS, Velayos F, Sleisenger MH, Terdiman JP. Value of histology in identifying Lynch Syndromes among colorectal cancer patients diagnosed between 50 and 60 years of age. Familial Cancer Journal 2008; 7(3):267-74.

Truta B, Allen BA, Conrad PG, Weinberg V, Miller GA, Pomponio R, Lipton LR, Guerra G, Tomlinson IPM, Sleisenger MH, Kim YS, Terdiman JP. A comparison of clinical and genetic characteristics of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis patients with and without a family history. Familial Cancer 2005; 4 (2):127-33.

Velayos FS, Allen BA, Conrad PG, Gum J, Kakar S, Chung DC, Truta B, Sleisenger MH, Kim YS, Terdiman JP.Low rate of microsatellite instability in young patients with adenomas: Reassessing the Bethesda guidelines. Am J Gastroenterology 2005; 100: 1143-1149.

Deng G, Bell I, Crawley S, Gum J, Terdiman JP, Allen B, Truta B, Sleisenger MH, Kim YS. High frequency of BRAF mutation in sporadic colorectal cancer with methylated hMLH1, but not in Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer. Clinical Cancer Research, 2004; 10: 191-5.

Truta B, Allen BA, Conrad PG, Kim YS, Berk T, Gallinger S, Bapat B, Terdiman JP, Sleisenger MH. Genotype and phenotype of patients with both Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and thyroid carcinoma. Familial Cancer 2003; 2: 95-9.

Zarski JP, Mc Hutchison J, Bronowicki JP, Sturm N, Garcia-Kennedy R, Hodaj E, Truta B, Wright T, Gish R. The rate of natural disease progression in patients with chronic hepatitis C. J Hepatol. 2003 Mar; 38(3): 307-14.

Contact for Research Inquiries

1830 E Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21205 map
Phone: 410-502-3147
Fax: 410-614-0198

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Johns Hopkins University of Medicine

University of California, Davis, Sacramento

Courses and Syllabi

  • The 39th Annuals Topics in Gastroenterology and Hepato-Biliary Update Conference
    2013 - 2013
  • 14th Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Viva la Vida conference
    2014 - 2014

Activities & Honors


  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Pregnancy and Fertility Issues in IBD
    The 39th Annuals Topics in Gastroenterology and Hepato-Biliary Update Conference, Baltimore, Maryland (11/07/2013)
    Johns Hopkins Medical School
  • Early Cancer Detection in IBD potential role of water method
    The 4th Colorectal Cancer Screening Symposium-New Developments, Sacramento, Virginia (03/16/2013)
    Sacramento VA Medical Center
  • A comparison of clinical and genetic characteristics of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis patients with and without a family history
    Digestive Disease Week, Orlando, Florida (01/01/2003)
  • Genotype and phenotype of patients with both Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and Thyroid Carcinoma
    International Collaborative Group Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer, Cleveland (09/01/2003)

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

"Taking Baby Steps IBD and Pregnancy" Johns Hopkins Inside Track Newsletter -January 2014

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