New surgeons are trained at the Medical Sciences Campus

Date: October 22,2016

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Medical Students from ” RCM” now have a new clinical workshop

Date: October 12,2016

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American College of Surgeons Conference/Convention 2016

Date: (February 18 – February 20)

On February 18, 2016 the 66th convention from the Puerto Rico Chapter of the American College of Surgeons was set in motion at the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico. The Convention continued at the “La Concha” Hotel in San Juan where more than three hundred surgical specialists , community physicians and students participated in the activity. Experts in fields such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease , Transplantation , Oncology and Trauma to name a few presented their work in the activity. Dr. Carlos Calimano – Guardiola , general surgeon and peripheral vascular expert was recognized in the activity for his contributions to the training of surgeons in Puerto Rico and for his characteristics as an exceptional human being.

Book Presentation

Date: February 3 , 2016

Book title: History of Surgery in Puerto Rico

Authors: Dr. Enrique Vázquez Quintana & Dharma  Vázquez Torres

The book was presented  by the author Dr. Enrique Vázquez Quintana former Secretary of Health in 1993.  He directed the Surgery Training Program of the School of Medicine University of Puerto Rico from 1973 to 1980, and was the Chair of the Department of Surgery from 1983 to 1989.


Visiting Professor


Our Department was visited on April 8, 2015 by Dr. Tom Ryan DeMeester, FACS, Emeritus Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, as keynote speaker of our Grand Round activities. 

He presented the lecture titled: “Progressive Disease in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease”.

Dr. DeMeester is well known for his interest in foregut disease.  He is the originator and developer of important contribution to the understanding of the physiology and patho-physiology of diseases of the esophagus and their surgical correction. He is a real role model in surgery.











American College of Surgeons Conference 2015


Three residents of our general surgery program presented excellent research at the Raffucci Research Forum last February 2015 during the American College of Surgeons-Puerto Rico Chapter Annual Meeting:

  • Anwar Abdul-Hadi:  Prevalence of Diabetes in the Surgical Population of Puerto Rico.
  • Annette Pascual:  The Sonograhic Subcentimeter Thyroid Nodule with Mallignant Cytopathology:  What Does it Stand For?
  • Marcos Salgado:  Trauma Epidemiology in Puerto Rico.





American College of Surgeons Conference Distinguished Guest Speakers 2012

The Medical Sciences Campus of the UPR hosted the 2012 College of Surgeons Meeting last February. Our Department was visited by distinguished guests including:

Carmen Solórzano, MD, Steve Eubanks, MD (Director of Academic Surgery of the Florida Hospital in Orlando), Mr. Eric Stevens (Vice-President of the Florida Hospital in Orlando)

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