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The Szabo Robert grant

Due to obesity and high blood pressure, millions of people have difficulties in integrating into society; they are exposed daily to the risk of serious cardiac or renal disease, while many of them lose their battle with the affliction. The two diseases are more and more outspread in Romania; the evolution of society seems to contribute decisively to the negative statistics.

Starting from a sad episode happened in his family, Dr. Aşchilian initiated a grant program meant to stimulate research in prevention and treatment of obesity and high blood pressure. The annual scholarship is intended for resident doctors in Romania.

The conditions of enrollment in the Szabo Robert program: Submit a research project on obesity and / or high blood pressure, accompanied by a CV.

Details about the grant: The selected candidate will benefit from books and international professionalization internships in the amount of 1,000 Euros.

Deadline: Applications may be submitted until December 20 of each year, at the e-mail:


2. Pro bono surgery

Plastic and reconstructive surgery should not be reserved exclusively for patients with a good financial situation. Since health insurances, most of the times, do not cover such interventions and patients are condemned to bear the stigma of physical trauma for all their life, Dr. Mihai Aşchilian performs monthly a pro bono reconstructive plastic surgery.

Patients included in this program are selected depending on the severity of the case, after having forwarded a file containing the disease history and other useful information. The pro bono interventions performed are: post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, nose or ear reconstruction after trauma or tumor resection, hand surgery, scars or post-burns sequelae etc.

Regardless of social position, every patient should have access to equal medical treatment and the chance to a normal life, all the more reason after having suffered a serious physical injury, which is likely to affect their quality of life. By developing this program Dr. Aşchilian wants to help patients resume their daily activities, without any complex.