MD, PhD

After graduating with a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Padua in 1999, he completed his residency in Urology at the University of Padua (2004). In 2004 he went on to a PhD Degree in Renal Cryotherapy.

He worked as Associate Professor at the University of California (UCLA) during 6 years, where he learned minimally invasive surgery techniques, both laparoscopic and robotic and endoscopic surgery with flexible instruments and laser. He also was the Director of the renal cryotherapy program. In 2009 he joined the Fundació Puigvert as Head of Renal Transplant Surgical Team of the Urology Department.

His main interests are focused in open and robotic kidney transplant, living donor kidney transplant, minimally invasive robotic surgery for kidney and prostate carcinoma and upper urinary tract (UTUC) with flexible ureteroscopy techniques and laser as well as focal treatment of prostate cancer.

He has presented more than 200 papers at scientific meetings, some of them awarded, and has participated as a speaker and performed laparoscopic and robotic live surgeries in many international scientific meetings. He has authored more than 70 articles in indexed urological journals and 4 chapters in books on Urology as well as several videos on surgical techniques.

He is a member of several editorial boards of national and international journals and member of several scientific societies, including the Spanish Urological Association (AEU), the European Association of Urology (EAU) and the Italian Society of Urology (SIU).

Since 2015 he is Chairman of the European Guidelines in Kidney Transplantation  and in 2016 he was appointed as Chairman of the Laparoscopic group of the ESUT/EAU and Director of Robotic Courses in Kidney Transplantation ERUS/EAU.

In July 2015 he led at the Fundacio Puigvert in Barcelona the first full kidney transplant with robotic surgery in Europe.