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Expert in Internal Medicine, Medical Management, Medical Information, Translation of Medical Texts

Expert ID: 728531 Spain

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Expert graduated after 6 years of Medical School in Universidad Complutense in Madrid (Spain) and did his residence period of 5 years of specialization at San Carlos University Hospital also in Madrid. During this period, he went for a 9 month stage at Cardiff University Hospital (UK) doing a subspecialization on thyroid disease.He then began working as a full time internist at Hospital Severo Ochoa in Leganés (Madrid) where he put into practice an Early Discharge Medical Unit. In 2003 he applied and was elected Head of the Department of Internal Medicine of the newly built Hospital of Fuenlabrada (Madrid). As such, he was responsible also for the Emergency Department and the units of Pneumology, Endocrinology, Rheumathology and Geriatrics. He later returned to San Carlos University Hospital where he has started a new Medical Unit consulting exclusively for surgical patients.
As a teacher he became first a Professor of Anatomy in the Morphological Sciences Department of the Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain) and is now an Associate Professor in General Pathology at San Carlos University Hospital.
Expert is a full member of the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (SEMI) and President of the Scientific Committee of the Madrid’s branch of the Society (SOMIMACA). He has been nominated expert of the European Agency of Drugs, technical adviser of the Spanish Ministry of Health and a member of the Commission for Science and Research of the Madrid’s College of Physicians. He has more than 160 written and oral communications to national and international scientific congresses and more than 50 articles on medical journals.
In the health care management area, Expert. Expert is a founding member of the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (SEMI) health care management Working Group. As such, he is involved in scientific research on ways of improving medical management and has published several papers on the subject. During his time as head of the Department of Internal Medicine of Hospital de Fuenlabrada (see above) he was in charge of 56 physicians, two big hospital units like Internal Medicine and Emergencies and three other smaller Units. This, together with the fact that this was a new hospital, one of the first truly paper free and completely digitalized centers of the Spanish National Health System, makes the experience unique in the health care management field. Expert. Expert has also done courses in Quality Evaluation (EFQM model) and Telemedicine and Information Systems for Physicians in the Superior School of Telecommunications Engineers in Madrid. He has given some related courses on the subject.
As a medical journalist, Expert. Expert began working in 2001 for the Spanish newspaper El Mundo on its health web http://www.elmundo.es/elmundosalud/index.html. He first started a joint venture with the USA-based web medscape.com. He worked for this communication company until July 2009 and during this time he has written many pieces for the web, provided scientific advice for the editors, contacts within the medical profession and industry and written communications to an international scientific congress on behalf of the newspaper. He was responsible of a monographic web on HIV infection and another on pain with special sections of “Questions to the Expert”. Due to his long career in internet and the fact that he was there practically since the beginning, Expert. Expert has great experience with this media.
As both Spanish to English and English to Spanish translator of biomedical texts, Expert. Expert has extensive experience. His knowledge of the biomedical language guarantees the quality of the translation. He is also editor of the Spanish version of Current Opinion in Cardiovascular Disease.



He was a consultant in the creation process of a new home health care management business.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: PhD Subject: Medicine Institution: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Year: 1988 Degree: Degree Subject: Labour Medicine Institution: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1983 to 2010 Employer: Spanish National Health Service Title: Senior Consultant Department: Internal Medicine, San Carlos University Hospital, Madrid, Spain Responsibilities: He is responsible of a new Medical Unit consulting for surgical patients
Years: 2004 to 2010 Employer: Universidad Complutense, Madrid Spain Title: Associate Professor Department: Medicine Responsibilities: He teaches General Pathology to medical students of third, fourth, fifth and sixth year.
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: Spanish National Health Service Title: Head of Department Department: Internal Medicine, Hospital de Fuenlabrada Responsibilities: He was responsible of the Internal Medicine and Emergency Departments and Endocrinology, Pneumology, Rheumatology and Geriatric units.
Years: 1990 to 2003 Employer: Spanish National Health Service Title: Senior Consultant Department: Internal Medicine, Hospital Severo Ochoa, Leganés, Spain Responsibilities: He was responsible for patients in the general, for the HIV clinic during two years and of an Early Discarge Medical unit for four years.
Years: 1988 to 1997 Employer: Univesidad Complutense de Madrid Title: Professor of Anatomy Department: Morphological Sciences Deparment Responsibilities: He taught anatonomy to medical students of first, second and third year.
Years: 2003 to 2010 Employer: Mutua Madrileña Title: Qualified Expert Department: Grandes Riesgos Responsibilities: He acts as a medical expert witness on disputes over accidents (mainly traffic).

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2006 to 2009 Agency: Spanish Ministry of Health and Consume Role: Technical Adviser Description: To advise on the confection of the annual examination for medical students for admittance to the National Program of Training Medical Specialist.
Years: 2008 to 2010 Agency: European Drug Agency Role: Expert Description: To advise on the possible comercialization of new drugs.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
SEMI: Sapnish Society of Internal Medicine
SOMIMACA: Madrid's branch of the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine. He is the President of its Scientific Committee
Professional Appointments
Member of the Commission for Science and Research of the Madrid’s College of Physicians (current);
Member of the Mortality Commission of the San Carlos University Hospital (current);
Member of the Mortality Commission of the Severo Ochoa Hospital (former);
Expert of the European Agency of Drugs (current);
Technical adviser of the Spanish Ministry of Health (former).
Awards / Recognition
PhD with Honours.
First prize to the best Practics in the Spanish Administration to The earlly discharge Medical Unit put into practice at Hospital SeveroOchoa-
Medical / Professional
Internal Medicine at San Carlos University Hospital Madrid, Sapin (1983-1988).
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 157 oral and written comunications to national scientific Congresses and Meetings and 49 publications in Scientific Journals.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He works for a large Spanish company as an expert witness on medical matters.
Training / Seminars
Course to obtain PhD certification: "The New Internist". Universidad Complutense, 2009.
"Internet And Health: too many promises very few realities". Universidad Complutense, 2001.
"The New Law on Personal Data Protection: The Media and the Right to Intimacy". Universidad Complutense, 2001.
"Biohealth Information: to form, to inform and to anguis". Summer courses of the International University Menéndez Pelayo, Santander, Spain 2003.
"The Media and the Pharmaceutical Industry: a changing environment. First Conference on Pharmaceutical Industry and The Media, Madrid, 2005.
Moderator of the Session on Health Care Management of the XXVIII Congress of the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (SEMI), La Coruña, Spain, 2008.
"Telemedicine, Internet and Medicine". Hospital Severo Ochoa, Madrid, Spain, 2008.
Director of the Course:"Pressings Needs in the Trainning of Spanish Medical Professionals". Summer Courses of the Universidad Complutense, El Escorial, Spain, 2008.
“Alternatives to conventional hospitalization and their possible influence on working indicators”. VII Meeting of Heads of Internal Medicine departments, Santander, Spain, 2008.
“Is it necessary to introduce health care management in the curriculae of medical students?”. XXIX Congress of the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (SEMI), La Coruña 2008.

Expert. Expert has done in Quality Evaluation (EFQM model) and Telemedicine and Information Systems for Physicians in the Superior School of Telecommunications Engineers in Madrid.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
ENGLISH Expert. Expert spent a whole year in England (St. Huge College, Nottingham) when he was thirteen years of age to complete his education in English as a foreign language. He later spent 9 months at Cardiff University Hospital in 1985 and a whole year in Australia in 1988. He is proficient in oral and written English.
French The language Expert. Expert studied at school was French. However, languages in the Spanish educational system have never been taken very seriously. Nevertheless, Expert. Expert is able to mantain a conversation in French and reads French easily. As to writing skills, he can construct a text correctly given enough time.
Italian Expert. Expert can mantain a conversation with an Italian speaker using a mixture of Italian and Spanish.

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