Professor of Surgery (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)
Chief of Department of Surgery
Fundacion Jimenez Diaz University Hospital. Madrid
I.- MEDICAL EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
1.- Bachelors degree in Medicine in June 1981.
2.- Dissertation in October 1981. Grade A and award.
3.- PhD degree in October 1982. Grade A “Cum Laude”.
4.- General Surgery Specialist in 1989. Resident Program.
5.- Stays at St Marks Hospital (London-UK-), John Radclife (Oxford-UK-) and Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston-USA).
II.- PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
1.- Resident Program in General Surgery since 1984 to 1988, at the University Hospital “Virgen de la Arrixaca” Murcia, Spain.
2.- Surgical group leader since 1989 to 1990. “INSALUD” Murcia, Spain.
3.- Surgeon at Albacete General Hospital (Spain) (1991-2000).
4.- Surgeon at “La Paz” University Hospital, Madrid (2000-2013).
5.- Head of the Colorectal Unit at “La Paz” University Hospital, Madrid (2007-2013).
6.- More than 7000 procedures in all fields of the General and Digestive tract surgery.
III.- MEDICAL EDUCATIONS ACTIVITIES
1.- Educational collaborator of the University of Murcia since 1981 to 1990.
2.- Honorary Professor of the “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid” since 1991 to 2000.
3.- Full Professor of Surgery of the “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid” since March 2000.
4.- Director of Chairs related to Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine.
5.- More than fifty Postgraduate Courses directed.
6.- Professor in more than a hundred postgraduate Courses.
IV.- RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS
1.- Scientific Fellowship of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education (1982-1984).
2.- More than 150 Scientific Papers. Special focused on colorectal cancer and clinical applications of the stem cells (H index:31. Citations >5000). More than 40 awards and mentions.
3.- More than 500 relevant contributions to Medical Congresses.
4.- Leader scientists in 42 research projects funded by Spanish and European grants.
5.- Director of 41 PhD degrees and dissertations.
6.- Five patents developed in Europe and in USA. Including AlofiselÒ (Darvadstrocel).
V.- POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY
1.- Director of the Research Unit at Albacete General Hospital (Spain) (1992-1999).
2.- Director of the Cell Therapy Unit of the University Hospital La Paz.(2004-2013).
3.- Vice-dean of Medial School (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid –UAM-) (2000-/-2012).
4.- Head of the Colorectal Unit at La Paz University Hospital (2007-2013).
5.- Chief of General Surgery Department at Fundacion Jimenez Diaz University Hospital (2014).
6.- Past-President of the Spanish Society of Coloproctology (2004-2005).
7.- Nominator of candidates for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2017- today).
8.- Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Gastroenterology (2013-2018).