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Aura Petcu

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


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Digestive Health
  • Surgery

Special focus

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Obesity (Family Medicine)

Locations and contact

I see patients at

About me

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,  Critical Care Registerd Nurse (CCRN) at UCLA and Kaiser Permanente for 7 years. 

She joined the OHSU team in 2014 as our Bariatric Surgery and Foregut Nurse Practitioner. She worked in the hospital and clinic for 7 years and now is full time in our Bariatric Clinic.

She is passionate about our Bariatrics and Foregut surgery because she feels our services promote overall health, quality of life, self-care, compassion and increased knowledge of the chronic disease of obesity. She is active in national, regional and local obesity/bariatric surgery comittees, enjoys advocating for obesity educationa nd reduction of weight bias, and is alwasy learning to keep her skills up to date. 

In her spare time, she is a proud mom, happy partner to her signifcant other of 10 years,  enjoys traveling, hiking, concerts, museums, cooking and reading. You can find her strolling the city with her Mini Aussie and family or trying a new restaurant.

Languages spoken

  • Romanian

Education and training

    • 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
  • OMA
  • OAC
  • TOS
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.9 out of 5 (184 Ratings, 96 Reviews)

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