1980: Licentiate of Medicine, University of Málaga, Spain
1982: Licentiate of Medicine degree (with honours), University of Málaga, Spain
1984: Post-graduate Honorary Research Fellow, King’s College London, UK
1985: Doctorate of Medicine, University of Málaga, Spain
1986: Post-doctorate Fleming Award, King’s College London, UK
1987: Post-doctorate Research Assistant, King’s College London, UK
1992: Visiting Professor, School of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
1990 to date: Professor, Department of Surgical Specialties, Biochemistry and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain
SCIENTIFIC AND TEACHING ACTIVITY
For the last 20 years, I have been actively researching in Patient Blood Management strategies, formerly called Blood Saving Programs, with especial emphasis on perioperative anaemia management, bleeding control, and cell salvage. This resulted in over 200 publications in the field, including original research, reviews, consensus statements and book chapters.
I have been the coordinator of international consensus documents on anaemia management in surgery, obstetrics and cancer, and on postpartum haemorrhage management. I am presently the coordinator of the Seville’s Document update.
I have supervised 15 PhD Thesis on topics related to PBM, 3 of which with honours.
My teaching activities have been focused on perioperative transfusion medicine, nutrition and dietetics, and medical biochemistry.
CLINICAL RESEARCH OF INTEREST AREAS
Perioperative anaemia management, with especial interest in iron homeostasis
SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES’ MEMBERSHIP.
Network for advancement of Advancement of Patient Blood Management, Thrombosis and Haemostasis (NATA). Member of the Board of Directors.
European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA). Member.
International Multidisciplinary Autotransfusion Study Group (GIEMSA). Coordinator.
Anaemia Working Group España (AWGE). Vice-Coordinator.
Spanish Society of Haematology and Haemotherapy (SEHH). Member.
Spanish Society of Blood Transfusion (SETS). Member.
Spanish Society of Critical Care Medicine (SEMICYUC). Member.