Dr. Joan Sancho Insenser degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona in 1980 and his doctoral thesis (1989) on the pathogenesis of secondary hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney failure. He trained as a general surgeon at the Hospital MIR Sabadell (1980-1985). He completed his training in the Department of Surgery at the University of California in San Francisco (1986-1987). He is Professor (H) of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Head of Section, Department of General and Digestive Surgery Hospital del Mar. It is a founding member of the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons. He is currently a member of the Council of the Board of Endocrine Surgery governing European specialty exams and member of the Board of the Endocrine Surgery Section of the Spanish Association of Surgeons. His contribution to the scientific literature on endocrine surgery include Endocrine Surgery Guide of the Spanish Association of Surgeons (two editions) and numerous articles and chapters in national and international journals books. He has presented more than 200 papers and presentations at international and national congresses.
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