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MEDEL Ramon

Head of Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery Unit of Valle de Hebrón University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain

Training
Bachelor in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1991. Specialist in Ophthalmology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, via MIR, 1992-1995. He specialised in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal tract surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London in 1996. Further education at universities like University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Specialisation
He is an expert on ocular, eyelid and lacrimal tract plastic surgery. Reference surgeon on orbital tumors by the Ministry of Health (Spain) since 2008. Reference surgeon on orbital reconstruction on patients with tiroyd-related orbitopathy since 2008. He is an expert on cosmetic reconstruction of eyelid, eye-brow and periocular region. He is an expert on ocular, eyelid and lacrimal tract plastic surgery. He is an expert on the operation of orbital tumors and lacrimal gland tumors.

Professional activities
Founder of the Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery Unit at the IMO in 1996. Head of the Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery Unit of Valle de Hebrón University Hospital since 1998.

Teaching
Associate lecturer in Ophthalmology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Since 2000 he has been director of the doctorate course in Orbital Pathology and Oculoplastic Surgery at the Autonomous University of Barcelona at Valle de Hebrón University Hospital. Tutor of the Master´s Degree in Opthalmic and Orbital Plastic Surgery, part of the Continuous Learning Program of IMO – UAB.

Research
New techniques of reconstruction of thyroid-related exoftalmos. New non-invasive treatments in tumors that affect orbital region. Non-invasive techniques for patients wit severe eyelid ptosis.

Membership of professional bodies
President of the Spanish Ophthalmic and Orbital Plastic Surgery Society, SECPOO, 2007 – 2011. Member of the Spanish Ophthalmic and Orbital Plastic Surgery Society, SECPOO. Member of the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, ESOPRS Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, AAO. Member of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, PAAO. Member of the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology, SEO. Member of the Catalan Society of Ophthalmology, SCO.

Publications
He has published several articles in national and international journals on these diseases.

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