In 2003, Dr. Strungaru graduated with a Medical Degree in the top 5% of her class from the oldest and most prestigious medical school in Romania, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy-Bucharest.
In the summer of 2002, she came to Canada for a three-month visit and had the amazing opportunity to volunteer in a medical research laboratory at University of Alberta.
Because of her research experience in Edmonton, she decided to come to Canada, and went on to earn a PhD degree in the Ocular Genetics Laboratory at University of Alberta.
Her research experienced solidified her desire to pursue a career in Ophthalmology.
At the end of her PhD, she was accepted into the Ophthalmology residency progam at the University of Toronto, from which she graduated in 2015.
In 2015, Dr. Strungaru went to Philippines for a 7-day charitable mission to provide eye care and surgery for Filipinos who are financially disadvantaged.
Besides her clinical and research work, Dr. Strungaru enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and painting.