Language Spoken: Spanish, English, Arabic
Dr. Joaquin Picazo-Veste received his Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from Murcia University in Spain and a Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) from Complutense University, Madrid, Spain. He then gained several specialized training as additional qualifications for his career. These included Post-Doctoral training in General and Digestive Surgery, a Certificate in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, a Master’s Qualification in Medical Direction and Health Care Management, an Expert’s Qualification in Clinical Units Management, a Category C Qualification in Experimental Animal Studies Management, and the ATLS Certificate in Advance Trauma Life Support as well as the BLS Certificate in Basic Life Support. He completed further training at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas (USA) and at the European Pancreas Center, University Hospital in Heidelberg (Germany), focused on pancreatic diseases.
Dr. Joaquin commenced his career practice in 1995 as an Attendant Surgeon at the La Mancha-Centro General Hospital, Spain. He served in this position for over a decade during which period, he also worked as the Director for the training of Resident doctors and as the Chairman of the Teaching Commission (2005-2015). In 2006, he gained a position as Vice-Chairman of Surgery, Department of General and Digestive Surgery, and the Head of Abdominal Wall Unit at the same hospital. He has served as a board member of the Spanish Committee for Abdominal Wall Surgery. For the last 20 years, he has also maintained a dedicated scientific and research commitment, with numerous peer-reviewed published papers, including some innovative surgical techniques related to pancreatic, laparoscopic and abdominal wall surgery.
Re-locating to the Middle East, Dr Picazo then served as Consultant General Surgeon at a leading hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for 4 years before returning to his earlier hospital in Spain, where he took up the position of Attendant Surgeon. From this immediately previous position at La Mancha Centro General Hospital, he moves to Burjeel Medical City as General Surgeon.
MBBS – Graduation in Medicine – Murcia University, Spain.
Ph.D. – Doctoral Degree – Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
Residency – Post-Doctoral training – Resident in General and Digestive Surgery, San Cecilio University Hospital, Granada, Spain
Certificate – Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery – Spanish Surgical Association.
Master’s Qualification – Medical Direction and Health Care Management – National School for Health, Madrid, Spain
Expert’s Qualification – University in Clinical Units Management – National School for Health, Madrid, Spain
Category C Qualification – Experimental animal studies management
ATLS – Certificate in Advance Trauma Life Support – American College of Surgeons, Madrid, Spain
BLS – Certificate in Basic Life Support – American Heart Association, Madrid, Spain
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons – (FACS) – San Francisco, USA.
Fellow of the European Board of General Surgery – (EBSQ, Honorary) – Helsinki,
Member of the European Hernia Society – (EHS-GREPA)
Member of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery – (EAES)
Member of the Spanish Surgical Association – (AEC)
Research & Publications
Dr. Joaquin has published a large number of research papers and abstracts and publications, mostly in the Spanish language.
He has also participated in over 100 well-known conferences and conventions, in some of which he was invited to be the speaker at these assembling of the world’s finest experts in the specialty