Aura Petcu

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Faculty profile
  • Nurse Practitioner

Instructor of Surgery, Division of Bariatric Surgery School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.9 out of 5 (81 Ratings, 21 Comments)


  • Digestive Health
  • Surgery

Special focus on

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery


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

    • AG-ACNP
    • CCRN
    • ACLS
    • BLS


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.  

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  • Romanian

Memberships and associations

  • AANP

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (81 Ratings, 21 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Always expectations met.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    She was good. She treated me nicely. She was very knowledgeable answered all my questions. I felt very comfortable with her even harder when I left. I felt so good. I just felt like she really was concerned and cared and listened and knew what she was talking about and was going to be able to do and help me with what I was looking for assistance with but I definitely liked her.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    She was wonderful! She answered all my questions fully without a ton of medical jargon I didn't understand. She put me at ease with her smile & happy demeanor. She's fantastic!

  • Mar 05, 2019

    She was easy to understand. She asked insightful questions.

  • Feb 11, 2019

    I always look forward to my visit with our she is so sweet and very caring and she always listens and I just feel really good about seeing her.

  • Aug 25, 2018

    A number of adjectives fit the situation - helpful, positive, thorough, friendly, approachable, upbeat and genuinely interested in my progress.

  • Aug 25, 2018

    Aura was amazing. She answered all our questions and went over everything to a "T".

  • Aug 10, 2018

    Knowledgeable and friendly

  • Aug 05, 2018

    She was very thorough. I enjoyed speaking with her, even though we kind of had to rush it because I had another appointment. And I cant' wait to see her again.

  • Aug 03, 2018

    You all did a great job with [Name] knew what she was doing, and that's about all. Thank you.

  • Aug 03, 2018

    Very professional had tons of info very niceand caring!

  • Aug 02, 2018

    Welcoming, good listener, easy to communicate with.

  • Jul 24, 2018

    She was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all my questions.

  • Jul 22, 2018

    Providers took their time to explain everything and what patient with me.

  • Jul 21, 2018

    I thought that she was very caring. I had a dizzy spell when we were in the office, and she was very attentive and made sure that I was doing well in needing to go to the emergency room before she was able to let me know. She seemed genuinely worried.

  • Jul 20, 2018

    Very good

  • Jul 15, 2018

    Aura was extremely nice, welcoming, knowledgeable, willing to ask any questions. She was great, she had good bedside manner and I would definitely recommend her.

  • Jul 09, 2018

    I feel we connected and she made me feel comfortable. She answered all my questions.I didn't feel rushed I was very pleased with my visit

  • Jul 09, 2018

    I had 3 appointments on July 6th. One with PT and two with bariatrics. I also had a blood draw and an EKG. Every single department was wonderful.

  • May 29, 2018

    i thoroughly enjoyed this provider!

  • Apr 21, 2018

    Very nice and easy to talk to and understand