Research areas

Macroscopic Anatomy

Molecular Anatomy

Ultrastructural Anatomy

Normal Imaging Anatomy



Mugurel Constantin Rusu

PhD (Med.),PhD (Biol.), Dr.Hab.

Professor of Anatomy

Head of the Discipline  of Anatomy

Faculty of Dental Medicine

"Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Bucharest, Romania



Scientific Activity

209 full articles published in journals on ISI Web of Science (All Databases);

49 articles published in journals indexed in international databases

38 CNCSIS/UEFISCDI awards of results in research (PN-II-RU-PREC-ISI)

Best Poster Prize awarded by the Anatomical Society (Great Britain) in the Joint Meeting of Anatomical Societies (Bursa, Turkey 2011)

Guest Professor (2017) of Ruhr-Universität Bochum Institut für Anatomie Abteilung für Anatomie und Molekulare Embryologie

More than 300 scientific papers in international scientific events.

3026 citations (Google Academic), out of which 2061 citations in ISI – 1366 without self-citations, 9,77 avg/item)

h-index 23 (WOS) h-index 28 (Google Scholar) h-index 23 (Scopus, 2006 citations)

Cited (2 citations) in Gray’s Anatomy 2016

Cited (7 citations) in Bergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation 2016

Cited (9 citations) in Clinical Oral Anatomy – A Comprehensive Review for Dental Practitioners and Researchers (2017)


Listed in the Stanford University's 2020 list of the top 2% scientists in the world. Ranked 47th in Anatomy&Morphology and top 0.8% in the world.


Placed in the 2022 top 1% of scholars writing about X-Ray Computed Tomography over the past 10 years. The expertise ranks in the top 0.7% of 336,771 published authors worldwide on X-Ray Computed Tomography, from 2012 through 2022, based on contributions to 23 articles on the topic. Recognized as an Expertscape Expert in X-Ray Computed Tomography (


Extruded Nucleoli of Human Dental Pulp Cells

Rusu MC, Vrapciu AD, Nicolescu MI, Stoenescu MD, Jianu AM, Lighezan R, Oancea R, Manoiu VS, Hostiuc S. Extruded Nucleoli of Human Dental Pulp Cells. Medicina. 2022; 58(2):260.

Launay’s External Carotid Vein

Manta MD, Jianu AM, Rusu MC, Popescu S˛A. Launay's External Carotid Vein. Medicina (Kaunas). 2021 Sep 18;57(9):985. doi: 10.3390/medicina57090985. PMID: 34577908; PMCID: PMC8472331.

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