Gabriela Oprea-Ilies, MD


Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Breast Cancer
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Gabriela Oprea-Ilies, MD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Oprea-Ilies provides pathology and cytology services at Grady Memorial Hospital.


Dr. Oprea-Ilieas earned her MD from the Institute of Medicine and Pharmacology in Romania. After obtaining her PhD, Dr. Oprea-Ilieas completed residency programs at Emergency Hospital in Romania, Regions Medical Center in Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota. She also completed fellowships at the University of Minnesota and Emory University School of Medicine.


Dr. Oprea-Ilies studies the in-homogenous nature of breast cancer, and as the principal investigator of the breast tissue bank, she is interested in questioning the molecular events of breast carcinogenesis in the context of its in-homogeneity as applied to a racially diverse, economically challenged population. She is also interested in HIV infection in women, and she studies the effect of the HIV infection, from reactive to neoplastic, on different organs and systems, with emphasis on women's health issues.


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