Member of The European Parliament
Cristian-Silviu Bușoi is a Romanian physician and politician. He is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and Co-chair of the MEP Friends of the Liver Group.
Dr. Bușoi graduated in 2003 from the Medicine Faculty of the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest. In 2004, he also began work on two doctorates: one in Endocrinology at his alma mater, and one in Public Health and Health Management at the Victor Babeş University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Timişoara. Since 2007, he has been a lecturer at the latter institution, in the same field. In 2005, he received a degree from the Carol I National Defence University, and in 2007 he completed studies at the Law Faculty of Titu Maiorescu University.
Dr. Bușoi’s political career began in 1996, when he joined the National Liberal Party (PNL). His first elected office was as a member of the General Council of Bucharest, where he sat from May to December 2004. At the 2004 legislative election, he won a seat in the Chamber of Deputies, where he sat on the health and family committee and formed part of the Romanian Parliament’s delegation to the Assembly of the Western European Union. In April 2007, following the resignation of Adrian Cioroianu to become Foreign Affairs Minister, Bușoi was named an MEP. Following a by-election that November, he was elected an MEP and resigned his Chamber seat. He was re-elected at the June 2009 European Parliament election. In the European Parliament, he sat on the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection. In June 2013, he was named head of Romania’s National Health Insurance Fund, subsequently resigning from the European Parliament. He resigned from this office in early 2014, when the PNL left the governing coalition. At that year’s May European Parliament election, he won a new term as an MEP. Dr. Bușoi is currently among others a member of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and one of the leading MEPs on public health issues.