Graduate (1978) and Doctor (1994) in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Navarra Faculty of Medicine. He became a Neurosurgery Specialist at the University of Zaragoza after his residency in the Neurosurgery Unit at the Hospital of Navarra. He completed his training with residencies in the Neurosurgery Unit of the Mayo Clinic and in the Neurology & Neurosurgery Department at Emory University (USA).
Director of Neurosurgery Department at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra.
He has led various national and international projects for research into basal ganglia surgery in experimental animals.
He participated as the European Neurosurgeon in the Cooperative International Study of advanced Parkinson ́s disease treatment with subthalamic nucleus or internal globus pallidus stimulation.
He is an advisor to the journal Neurosurgery.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Study of diagnosis and treatment of:
- Neurodegenerative diseases
- Deep brain stimulation
- Functional surgery
As an educator
Associate professor at the University of Navarra.
Deep Stimulation Professor at the Expert Training Committee for Young Neurosurgeons.
As a researcher
Author of more than 100 publications in national and international magazines, 30 book chapters and 200 presentations at conferences and seminars about the speciality.
- Spanish Society of Functional Surgery (2012-2014)
Latest scientific publications
- Revisiting forel field surgery Dec 1, 2020 | Magazine: World Neurosurgery
- Subthalamotomy for Parkinson's disease: clinical outcome and topography of lesions Dec 8, 2017 | Magazine: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry