About Dr. Murariu

Dr. Daniel Murariu

is the Director of Lymphatic Surgery at Allegheny Health Network (AHN).

Dr. Murariu performs cosmetic surgery procedures and reconstructive surgery, with an interest in lymphedema surgery, reconstruction using DaVinci robot, complex abdominal wall reconstruction, and microsurgery focusing on breast, head, and neck reconstruction, He is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Surgery, and holds a microsurgery certificate from the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

After completing his combined masters of international public health and his medical degree at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Murariu completed his general surgery residency at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu and his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He gained additional knowledge and skills during his fellowship in microvascular reconstructive surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center.  He is currently pursuing an executive MBA focused on health care at University of Pittsburgh.

His interest in patient safety has led him to be on the Patient Safety Committee for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). He also serves on three other national committees for the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS). Dr. Murariu has published more than two dozen journal articles and book chapters and also served as an ad hoc peer reviewer for Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Journal of Anesthesia and Clinical Research, and SAGE Open Medical Case Reports.

Helping to bring new procedures and techniques to developing countries Dr. Murariu has been operating internationally on a regular basis since 2015. He also gave a TEDx talk about his approach to international medical missions. His passion in charitable activities is served through his Rotary Club and a foundation he started in 2006. With his many contributions to charitable activities, Dr. Murariu has received multiple awards including the 2012 District 5000 Jerry CL Chang Peacemaker Award and a State of Hawai’i Proclamation by the House of Representatives in 2012. Dr. Murariu performed a world premiere surgery of a breast reconstruction with sensate flap and lymph node transfer which was featured on CBS KDKA nightly news.  He is also part of a very small group of plastic surgeons performing perineal and breast reconstruction using a robot.  Locally, he has also been highlighted in an AHN commercial regarding breast cancer and reconstruction. He is fluent in Italian and Romanian and has basic command of Spanish.

Dr. Murariu has medical privileges at Allegheny General, West Penn Hospitals and Wexford Health Pavilion.