Garcia-Olmo, Damian

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Damian Garcia-Olmo

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).