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CORCÓSTEGUI Borja

Director Institut Microcirurgia Ocular, Barcelona, Spain

Born on October 9, 1950 in San Sebastian (Guipúzcoa)

Registered professional: 1974 – Now

  • Ophthalmologist by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) from 1977
  • A member of fifteen different national and foreign scientific associations
  • Resident at the Ciudad Sanitaria Vall d’Hebrón 1974-1977
  • Associate Doctor at Ciudad Sanitaria Vall d´Hebron 1977-79/ 1980-83
  • Fellowship Wills Eye Hospital Philadelphia 1979-1980
  • Department Head Ciudad Sanitaria Vall d´Hebron 1983- 1990
  • Doctoral Thesis “Periferal Ischemic Retinopathy” Sobr. CL 1988
  • Service Head Ciudad Sanitaria Vall d´Hebron 1990- 1999
  • Head Ophthalmology Professor at UAB 1992- 2000
  • Founder of Ocular Microsurgery Institute of Barcelona 1994
  • Chair Head at the Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular de Barcelona / UAB 2000- 2008
  • Medical Director of the Ocular Microsurgery Institute 1994- Now
  • Peer reviewer of 1 national and 6 American magazines
  • Editorial board member on 4 American magazines
  • Director of 14 courses, symposiums, and conventions (6 outside Spain)

Publications:

  • 16 in Spanish magazines
  • 5 in French magazines (3 by review)
  • 31 in European or American magazines (by review)
  • 3 books as the main author
  • Author of 8 chapters in American books

Visiting Scholar: more than 500 by invitation.

  • 14 American and 20 European universities
  • Director of 7 doctoral thesis 
Consultor for 5 medical instrument companies.
  • 3 international patents
  • 10 awards or distinctions by foreign associations, and 4 in Spain
  • Founder of the humanitarian NGO for blindness “Ulls del Mon” 2000
  • Vicepresident of “Ulls del Mon” 2000- Now
  • Vicepresident of the Sociedad Española de Retina (SERV) 1990- 1998
  • President of Sociedad Española de Retina y Vitreo (SERV) 1998- 2007
  • Vicepresident of the European Society Retina Specialist (Euretina) 2004-2005
  • President of the European Society Retina Specialist (Euretina) 2005-2006
  • Scientific director of the European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology, 
(ESASO), Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland 2008
  • Now 
ASRS Board of Directors as international representative 2008 – Now

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