Villar, Jesus

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Jesus Villar

Group Head, CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain; Group Head, Research Unit, Hospital Universitario Dr. Negrín, Las Palmas de G.C., Spain; Adjunct scientist, Keenan Research Center for Biomedical Science, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

Primary, Elementary and High School:

1960-1964:     Primary school, Grupo Escolar “García Escámez”, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

1964-1971:     Elementary and High School at the Instituto “Pérez Galdós” and “Tomás Morales”, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. A+.

1971:               1st generation of national exam for getting accepted into the University..

University studies:

1971-1977:     MD: Medical School, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.

1972-1972:     Hispano-American studies, Universidad Hispanoamericana, La Rábida, Huelva, Spain.

1971-1977:     Private teacher of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry to children and adults.

Postgraduate education and professional development:

1977-1978:     Clinical fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgical Critical Care Unit, Wythenshawe Hospital, England, and Shock Unit, Western Infirmary in Glasgow, Scotland.

1978-1980:     Medical Resident in Critical Care Medicine, Hospital del Pino, Las Palmas de G.C., Spain.

1980-1987:     Staff, Critical Care Medicine, Hospital del Pino, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

1987-1994:     Research Fellowship, Clinical Epidemiology, Experimental Research and Molecular Biology in Respiratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital & Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.

1994-2004:     Founder and Director, Research Unit, Hospital Universitario NS de Candelaria, Tenerife, Spain.

1994-2004:     Clinical Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, USA.

1997:               Medical Advisor, Instituto para la Educación Biomédica, Madrid, Spain.

1998-Present:  Associate scientist, Department of Respiratory Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA.

1998-2000:     Member of the Research Group in Acute Lung Injury, sponsored by NATO, Corfú, Greece.

2000-present:  Adjunct Scientist, Keenan Research Center for Biomedical Science at the Li-Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

2003-2005:     Vice-President, Section of Research in Respiratory Intensive Care Medicine, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Brussels, Belgium.

2004-2006:                 Founder and Director, Instituto Canario de Investigación Biomédica, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

2007-present:  Group Head, Research Unit, Hospital Universitario Dr. Negrín, Las Palmas de GC, Spain.

2010-2012:     Director, Research Unit, Hospital Universitario Dr. Negrín, Las Palmas de G.C., Spain.

2007-present:  Group Head, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en RED (CIBER) de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain.

Other contributions:

  • Author of more than 200 publications in international scientific journals.
  • H index: 42.
  • Clinical and Experimental research projects funded by the National Program of Research and Development (Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science, Ministry of Health), Spain.
  • Clinical and Experimental research projects funded by the Program of Research and Development, Autonomic Government of the Canary Islands, Spain.
  • Clinical research projects funded by private Foundations (Fundación Mutua Madrileña) and industry (Alliance Pharmaceuticals, MAQUET).
  • Main topics of research: Acute Lung Injury, Sepsis, acute respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation.
  • Peer-Reviewer for The New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Anesthesiology, Chest, Critical Care.
  • Reviewer for the National (Spanish) Agency of Research Evaluation (ANEP).