Aura Petcu

  • Instructor of Surgery, Division of Bariatric Surgery, School of Medicine


Aura is a board-certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP-BC) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). She graduated from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with her Masters in Nursing in 2014. Previously, she had recieved her Bachelors in Nursing in 2008 from University of San Francisco. She has worked for both UCLA and Kaiser Permanente as a certified Critical Care Registerd Nurse (CCRN) and has over 6 years of critical care experience.

She joined the OHSU team in 2014 as a Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She specializes in Bariatric Surgery and Foregut Surgery. She works in both the inpatient and outpatient enviroment and enjoys bring these two enviroments together for a well-rounded experience. She is passionate about our Bariatrics and Foregut surgery because she feels our services begin a lifelong partnership towards a new, healthier life.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, concerts, museums and spending time with family and friends.


  • B.S.N., 2008, University of San Francisco
  • M.S.N., 2014, University of California Los Angeles
  • Certifications:

    • AG-ACNP
    • CCRN
    • ACLS
    • BLS

Memberships and associations

  • AANP

Areas of interest

  • bariatric surgery
  • foregut surgery
  • nurse practitioner
  • acute care nurse practitioner



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