Dr Coziana Ciurtin

Dr Coziana CiurtinTel: 020 3447 9035
Fax: 020 3447 6278
Email: uclh.rheumatology.nhs.net

University College Hospital


Professional background

Dr. Coziana Ciurtin is Principal Research Associate and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at University College London (UCL). Her professional interests include pathogenesis of inflammatory arthritis, new biological therapies for inflammatory arthritis and musculoskeletal ultrasonography. She is currently involved in developing a portfolio of clinical trials in rheumatology and basic research projects in inflammatory arthritis, working as a member of the UCLH Clinical Research Facility management team.

Dr. Ciurtin completed her clinical training in Rheumatology in Bucharest, Romania (2002-2006). She also holds an MSc in Biophysics and Cellular Biotechnology (2002) and a PhD in Rheumatology (2007) from the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania (the last in collaboration with University of Leeds, UK) and an MSc in Rheumatology (distinction) from University of Oxford, UK (2011).

Research interests

  • Early inflammatory arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasonography
  • Ocular manifestations in rheumatic diseases
  • Translational medicine and clinical trials in inflammatory arthritis


1. Sada PR, Isenberg D, Ciurtin C, Biologic treatment in Sjogren’s syndrome. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2014 Oct 22 (epub ahead of print)

2. Veitch D, Valentino S, Mouyis M, Ciurtin C., Limb-girdle muscle weakness. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2014 Jun;75(6):C86-91.

3. Ciurtin, C, Roussou, E. Cross-sectional study assessing family members of psoriatic arthritis patients affected by the same disease: Differences between caucasian, south asian and afro-caribbean populations living in the same geographic region. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases,2013; 16 (4), 418-424

4. E. Roussou, C. Ciurtin – The overlap between fibromyalgia points and enthesitis sites in patients with inflammatory back pain and widespread body pains – Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 2012 Aug 30 (6)- 34-40.

5. V.M.Cojocaru, C. Ciurtin, E. Uyy, F. Antohe, NANO-LC Mass Spectrometry proteomic tear secretion analysis in patients with secondary Sjogren’s syndrome. Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures 2011, 6 (2), pp. 507-511.

6. C. Ciurtin, Y. Majeed, J. Naylor, P. Sukumar, A. English, P. Emery, D.J. Beech,  TRPM3 channel stimulated by pregnenolone sulphate in synovial fibroblasts and negatively coupled to hyaluronan. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010, 11:111, 1274-88.

7. P.L.von Leithner, C. Ciurtin, G. Jeffery, Microscopic mammalian retinal pigment epithelium lesions induce widespread proliferation with differences in magnitude between center and periphery, Molecular Vision 2010; 16:570-581.

8. 5. S. Xu, P. Sukumar, F. Zeng, J. Li, A. Jairaman, A. English, J. Naylor, C. Ciurtin, Y. Majeed, C. Milligan, Y. Bahnasi, E. AL-Shawaf, K. Porter, L. Jang, P. Emery, A. Sivaprasadarao, D. Beech,  TRPC channel stimulation by extracellular thioredoxin, Nature, 2008, 3;451(7174):69-72.

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