Dr. Joaquin Picazo-Veste
Language Spoken: Spanish, English, Arabic
Dr. Joaquin Picazo-Veste received his Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the Murcia University in Spain and a Doctoral Degree (PhD) from Complutense University, Madrid, Spain. He then gained several specialized training as additional qualifications for his career. These included a Post-Doctoral training in General and Digestive Surgery,Certificate in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, Master’s Qualification in Medical Direction and Health Care Management, Expert’s Qualification in Clinical Units Management, 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, Universitary Hospital in Heidelberg (Germany), focused on pancreatic diseases.
Dr. Joaquin commenced his career practice in 1995 as 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 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.