A native of Călărași, she enrolled at the Faculty of Medicine in Zurich in 1877, but because of language difficulties she transferred to the University of Montpellier, where she did her undergraduate thesis. She did her hospital internship and doctoral training in Paris. She became a doctor in 1884, graduating magna cum laude.
Her thesis was Hydrorrhee to valeur et dans le cancer du corps semiologique del uters.
She made a request to Brâncovenesc Hospital, asking to work on a post secondary medical department "Diseases of Women", but was refused without explanation, and instead given a post of professor of hygiene. In 1886 she became head of the department of hygiene of the asylum "Elena Lady", and in 1891 was the head of the department of gynecology at Philanthropy Hospital in Bucharest.
She founded a maternal society in 1897 to help poor children, and was invited to congresses in Brussels (1907) and Copenhagen (1910), where she presented the Romanian medical actions initiated against infant mortality and a study on nurseries in Romania. She was a feminist, and presented Work of Women in Romania, about Romanian women"s intellectual work, to a Congress held in Paris in 1900.
During World War I she worked as a physician in Military Hospital northern
134. She retired after the war, probably for health reasons, and died in Bucharest in 1919.