Department Head, Ophthalmology Department at Donostia University Hospital, part of the Basque Health Service-Osakidetza. San Sebastian, from September 2002.
Department Head, Ophthalmology Department at Gipuzkoa Hospital, part of the Basque Health Service-Osakidetza. San Sebastian, from February 1994 to September 2002.
Acting Department Head, Ophthalmology Department at Gipuzkoa Hospital in San Sebastian, part of the Basque Health Service-Osakidetza. San Sebastian, from January 1989 to January 1994.
Attending physician, Ophthalmology Department at Gipuzkoa Hospital in San Sebastian, part of the Basque Health Service-Osakidetza. San Sebastian, from July 1986 to December 1988.
Medical Director at Miranza Begitek Ophthalmology Clinics. San Sebastian, from February 1995.
Medical Director at Miranza Begitek. Member of the Miranza CLF (Clinical Leaders Forum)
Specialist in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.
Has received different awards and distinctions both nationally and internationally throughout his career.
Was the Vice Chairman of the Spanish Society of Refractive and Ocular Implant Surgery (SECOIR). Madrid, from 2016.
Member of the Transplant Advisory Committee for the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. Bilbao, from 2004, of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Emmetropia, Madrid, from October 2009 and of the National Ophthalmology Speciality Commission. Madrid, from 2013.
Secretary General of the Spanish Society of Refractive and Ocular Implant Surgery (SECOIR). Madrid, 2012-2016.
Member of the Governing Board of the Mediker Association, Association for the Promotion of Scientific Research and Development in the Medical Field in Gipuzkoa. San Sebastian, since it was established in 1993 to 1998, and of the Spanish Society of Refractive and Ocular Implant Surgery (SECOIR), Madrid, from May 2004 to May 2008.
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Navarra, 1981.
Specialist Physician in Ophthalmology, via medical internship, 1982-1985.
Course on Statistical Methods in Health Sciences at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1989-1990.
PhD in Medicine and Surgery, University of the Basque Country, 1996.
Certificate in Active practical and research communities, San Sebastian, 2011.
Course on Good Practices in Research, San Sebastian, 2013, 2017, 2020.
Organiser and teacher in more than 200 courses in the speciality, most relating to corneal and lens surgery.
Scientific and Research Activity
12 Funded projects in tendered research.
25 Clinical trials and other research projects.
42 Articles published in indexed journals with impact factor.
Author of seven science communication books on the speciality.
Author of over 100 chapters in science books on the speciality.
Organiser and moderator in more than 100 meetings at regional, national and international congresses.
Over 300 guest presentations at regional, national and international congresses.
Over 50 independent abstracts at regional, national and international congresses.
Involved in scientific consulting work for different companies in the sector (Alcon, Bausch&Lomb, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Ophtec, others), scientific societies (Spanish Society of Refractive and Ocular Implant Surgery, Spanish Ophthalmology Society, others), public authorities (Basque Government Health Department, Spanish Government Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs).
A regular reviewer of science publications for Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología and the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, among other.
Evaluator of science projects for ANEP within publicly funded research tenders.