AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE BOARD - HISTORY - GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Marc Garcia ELias (Spain) - Honorary Founding Member

Staff Member of the Institut Kaplan, Hand and Upper ExtremitySurgery, 
Barcelona, Spain

Honorary consultant of the Pulvertaft Hand Unit, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, 
Derby (United Kingdom)


Professional Address

Institut Kaplan
Passeig de la Bonanova, 9, 2on 2a
08022 Barcelona, Spain
Phone number: (+34) 934 178 484
Fax: (+34) 932 110 402
E-mail: garciaelias@institut-kaplan.com  


Education


Escola Pia - Institut EM Arrahona (High School equivalent) 1964-1972
Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (graduate M.D) 1972-1978
Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain.

Centre Hospitalari de Manresa (residency in orthopaedics) 1978-1983
Manresa, Barcelona, Spain. 

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (doctorate Ph.D.) 1980-1985
Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain. 






Qualifications


Graduate, High School Abril 14, 1971

Nurse March 31, 1979 

Graduate, Medical School February 7, 1979

Specialization, Orthopedic surgery and Traumatology February 23, 1982

Doctoral degree (PhD) in Medicine (“Cum Laude”) October 28, 1985
(Supervised by Prof. Josep Mª Domènech) 

Diplomate in Biomechanics of the Locomotor Apparatus June 25, 1989
(Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN, USA)


Working activities


July 1978-Nov 1983: Resident, Orthopedic Surgery Department, Centre Hospitalari de Manresa. Manresa, Barcelona (Spain). 

November 1983-Dec 1986: Consultant in Orthopedics and Surgery of the Hand, Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu de Manresa. Manresa, Barcelona (Spain).

January 1987-June 1989: Visiting Scientist, Biomechanics Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (USA).

June 1989-Nov 1990: Chief Section, Orthopedic Surgery Service, Hospital General de Manresa, Unitat assistencial de Sant Joan de Déu. Manresa, Barcelona (Spain).

November 1990-Dec 1990: Consultant in Orthopedics, Orthopaedics Surgery Service, Consorci Hospitalari Parc Taulí. Sabadell, Barcelona (Spain).

October 1992-Nov 1992: Visiting Scientist, Biomechanics Laboratory, Mayo Clinic. Rochester, Minnesota (USA).

January 1991-June 1996: Consultant in Orthopedics and Hand Surgery, Hospital General de Catalunya. Barcelona (Spain).

January 1994-present: Consultant Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Institut Kaplan (Hand Center). Barcelona (Spain).

May 1994-present: Consultant in Hand Surgery, Centro Médico Teknon. Barcelona (Spain).

November 2001-2003: Professor Physiotherapy Department, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona (Spain).

November 2002-present: Honorary Consultant Pulvertaft Hand Center, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary. Derby, UK.

Awards and Honors

Doctorate degree (Ph.D. equivalent) "Magna cum laude"
Universidad Autónoma Barcelona
October 1985
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Second Mapfre Award
Mapfre Foundation, Madrid, Spain
December 1986
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Best Scientific Poster Exhibit Award (coauthor)
44th Annual Meeting American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Seattle, Washington
September 1989
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1991 Emanuel B. Kaplan Award 
("Anatomical excellence in surgery of the Hand")
46th Anual Meeting American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Orlando, Florida
October 1991
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"Enríquez de Salamanca" Award
XII Biannual Congress "Sociedad Española de Cirugía de la Mano" (SECMA)
Barcelona, Spain
May 1995
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Biographical Profile
Marc Garcia-Elias, MD PhD
Journal of Hand Surgery, 27B: 403, 2002
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2003 Guildal Memorial Lecturer
Annual Meeting of the Danish Orthopaedic Society
Copenhagen, Denmark
October 2003
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2006 Lee Ramsay Straub Honorary Lecturer in Hand Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, USA
May 2006
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Professional biography published in 
“Ein leben für die Handchirurgie. 100 Lebensbilder” , by Prof. Dieter Buck-Gramcko. Steinkopff Verlag, Germany 2007

2008 International Guest Lecturer
“Understanding the wrist mechanics: a long and winding road”
63 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
Chicago, USA
Septembre 2008
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International Guest Presenter 
‘The Inaugural Bernard O’Brien Oration’
‘Kienbock’s Disease: A Critical Analysis of Treatment Used in the Past’
2009 Australian Hand Surgery Society Scientific Meeting
Mornington Peninsular, Victoria, Australia
March 2009
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Honored Guest Speaker
2009 E.F. Shaw Wilgis Lectureship in Hand Surgery
‘Do we understand wrist biomechanics?’
Baltimore, USA
June 2009


Professional Medical Organizations and International Committees

“Acadèmia de Ciències Mèdiques de Catalunya i Balears” Associate member (1981-present)
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“Sociedad Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología” (SECOT) Numerary member (1981-present)
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“Sociedad Española de Cirugía de la Mano” (SECMA)
Numerary member (1983-present)
Vicesecretary (1996-1997)
General Secretary (1998-1999)
International Delegate (2000-2003)
Vicepresident (2003-2005)
President (2005-2007)
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Mayo Hand Club Biomechanic Fellow (1989-present)
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“Asociación Española de Microcirugía” (AEM) Numerary member (1990-present)
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“Sociedad Española de Cirugía del Hombro y Codo” (SECHC) Numerary member (1994-present)
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International Federation of Societies for Hand Surgery (IFSSH)  Anatomy and Biomechanics Committee
Deputy Chairman (1992-1995) 
Chairman (2000-2004)
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Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH)
Examiner- European Diploma in Hand Surgery (1996-2002)
Chairman (2000- 2005)
Secretary General (2005-2008)
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American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
International member (1996-present)
Member of "International Relations Task Force" (1999-present)
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The Journal of Hand Surgery (British and European Volume) Member of the Editorial Board -representing FESSH- (1997- 2000)
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“Asociación Argentina de Cirugía de Mano y Reconstructiva del Miembro Superior” Correspondant Member (1998- 2007)
Honorary Member (October 2007-present)
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“Revista Iberoamericana de Cirugía de la Mano” Associate Editor (2000-2005)
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“Sociedad Venezolana de Cirugía de la Mano” Correspondant Member (2000 – present)
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“Sociedade Portuguese de Cirurgia da Mao” International Member (2002-present)
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The Journal of Hand Surgery (American Volume) Associate Editor, member of the Editorial Board (2002- present)
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“Società Italiana de Chirurgia della Mano” Correspondant Member (2002-present)
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Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand Correspondant Member (2003-present)
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South African Society for Surgery of the Hand Honorary Member (2004-present)
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‘Australian Hand Surgery Society’ Honorary Member (March 2009)

  • Author : EWAS IT Jean Francois
  • Date : Vendredi 02 Avril 2010