Irina Bernescu, MD

Irina Bernescu, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery
Medical Group
Ascension Medical Group
Ascension Medical Group Ascension Medical Group
Languages Spoken
English, French, Romanian, Spanish


Irina Bernescu, MD, is a colon and rectal surgeon at Ascension Saint Agnes in Columbia near Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Bernescu specializes in minimally invasive colorectal surgery. She has particular interest and expertise in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and rectal prolapse. She is board-certified in both general surgery and colorectal surgery. She graduated from the NYU School of Medicine in 2008. She did her residency in general surgery at Rutgers University's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and her colorectal surgery fellowship at the Ferguson Clinic. Before medicine, she graduated with honors with a bachelor's degree in neuroscience and behavior from Barnard College in New York City. She has received multiple awards throughout her postgraduate academic career for her research, most recently focused on colorectal cancer. Since she was a child she has wanted to be a doctor and never wavered from that dream. Growing up, her training as an athlete piqued her interest in the way the human body functions and adapts. Volunteering as an emergency medical technician and other rewarding experiences of helping people in need confirmed her desire to become a doctor. Dr. Bernescu was born in Iasi, Romania, and moved to the United States at the age of 16. She speaks English, Spanish, Romanian, and French. She enjoys spending time outdoors, and traveling and loves to both watch and participate in sports activities.



  • New York University School of Medicine (New York City)


  • Grand Rapids Medical Education (Michigan)


  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical Education


  • Barnard College of Columbia University


Hospital Affiliations

  • Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital


  • The American Board of Surgery - Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • The American Board of Surgery - General Surgery


Irina Bernescu, MD offers services at multiple Maryland locations. Contact your preferred location to book an appointment.
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