Department Surgery, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
Prof. Antonio Sitges-Serra currently holds the positions of Head of the Endocrine Surgery Unit at the Hospital del Mar and Professor of Surgery at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
He has been committed to clinical research and was elected to the editorial board of the British Journal of Surgery and later councilman of the journal. He served as Secretary and President of the European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (1987) and organized in Barcelona de 3rd European Congress of the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons of which he will become president in 2014. He served as Chairman of the Board of Examinations (UEMS) in Endocrine Surgery from 2004 to 2008.
Prof. A. Sitges-Serra has authored over 180 indexed papers and 80 book chapters mostly on nutrition, surgical infections, renal dysfunction in obstructive jaundice and thyroid/parathyroid disease. He is particularly proud of the Martí i Pol catalan poetry prize won in 1997 and of his book “El perímetro del congreso”, a collection of anecdotes about the “periphery” of medical conferences (literary places, sexual encounters, vanity fairs, and so on).