Juan Verde

Surgeon Scientist, Innovator, and Technology Transfer
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my professional

  • 2000
    School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires (UBA)

  • 2004 & 2006
    Pre-Graduate Award
    Outstanding Scientific and Academic Performance

    Received this special mention twice from the University Dean for my Scientific and Academic Performance in 2004 and 2006.

  • 2005
    Pre-Graduate Award
    Gross and Functional Anatomy Research

    Recipient of the Biannual Award from the School of Medicine for my research in Gross and Functional Anatomy.

  • 2006
    Medical Degree
    School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires (UBA)

    Graduated on top of my courses, and got my Medical Degree with a GPA = 3.67 (9.19/10).

  • 2007-2011
    General Surgery
    UBA University Hospital

    Residency Program | GPA 3.77 (9.44/10). Completed surgical rotations in Vascular, Oncologic, Thoracic, and Digestive sub-specialties. I decided to focus on Advanced Medical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapies the last two senior years.

  • 2009
    Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care
    Ryder Trauma Center @ Jackson Memorial Hospital (University of Miami)

    Research Fellowship Program. I have authored or co-authored 2 journal articles and 5 book chapters, focusing on penetrating wounds and vascular injuries of the neck, thorax, abdomen, and extremities As part of the program, I worked two calls per week, rotating between pre-hospital scenarios, emergency department, and the operating room.

  • 2011
    Chief Resident
    Department of Surgery @ UBA University Hospital

    I led and supervised a team of 20 residents in their clinical and research duties, as well as overseeing various administrative functions assigned by the program director and senior doctors from different divisions of the Department.

  • 2011-2012
    Digestive Surgery
    Clinical Fellowship Program @ Division of Digestive Surgery @ UBA University Hospital

    Gained extensive experience in the evaluation, day-to-day management and treatment of a wide range of complex benign and malignant disorders of the liver, pancreas, and biliary tract while engaging in clinical and translational research Performed technically demanding surgical procedures, including liver resection, complex biliary reconstruction, pancreas resection, minimally invasive surgery, and liver tumor ablations

  • 2012-2013
    HBP Surgery and Liver Transplantation
    Internship Program ('stage pratique') @ Beaujon Hospital

    Assisted/observed over 100 complex surgeries of the liver, pancreas, and biliary tree, and contributed to multiple research protocols Acquired experience in performing and assisting in donor hepatectomy and graft preparation, further enhancing my experience in the field of liver transplantation.

  • 2013
    HBP Surgery and Liver Transplantation
    European University Diploma ('Diplôme Universitaire Européen') @ Paul Brousse Hospital

    Theoretical and multidisciplinary training focused on HPB oncologic diseases, featuring sessions on liver, biliary tree, and pancreatic cancers, surgical procedures, metastases, ablation techniques, chemotherapy, and strategies to enhance long-term survival rates.

  • 2013
    USMLE & ECFMG Certification
    United States Medical Licensing Examination & Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

    Successfully passed the USMLE exams (i.e., steps) and obtained both my ECFMG certificate and a limited practice license to practice medicine in the state of New York.

  • 2013-2014
    Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care
    Research Fellowship Program @ Joel Halpern Trauma Center - Westchester Medical Center (New York Medical College)

    I have authored or co-authored 2 journal articles, 4 conference abstracts/presentations and 9 book chapters, focusing on thoracoabdominal trauma and major vascular injuries Investigated the role of medical images in trauma surgery, with a focus on improving outcomes through decision-making, and explored the utilization of image post-processing methods (i.e., segmentation) for calculating contused lung parenchyma and rib fractures

  • 2016-2017
    Programming & Software Development
    Web Full Stack and Data Science Intensive Courses @ Digital House Coding School

    After taking the Full Stack course, I gained web development skills in both Front End (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) for visual and interactive aspects, and Back End (Python, PHP) for database connection and functionality creation With DS course, I learned Python and its libraries for data manipulation, and trained on data analysis, visualization, and inferential statistics. I got in touch with machine learning methodology, including regression and classification, as well as more advanced techniques like decision trees, ensemble models, including time series. The final project was on model deployment and API integration.

  • 2018-2019
    Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Surgery
    IHU Strasbourg & ircad - Joint Research Fellowship Program

    Through this program, I have acquired an in-depth understanding of advanced medical imaging and image-guided therapies, particularly in the field of HBP, leading to a shift in my perspective from diagnostics to a procedural approach. Furthermore, it has allowed me to develop expertise in healthcare innovation, medical device and software development. Based on this knowledge, I have focused my research interests on enhancing needle-based image-guided ablation therapies for the liver and pancreas through the integration of novel software solutions and innovative medical devices.

  • 2020-2023
    Masters Degree in Business, Engineering and Surgical Technologies Transfer
    Univesity of Strasbourg

    Over the course of three years, I dived deep into key aspects of innovation development, including finance, regulatory affairs, intellectual property, and product quality. My mentors, seasoned industry experts with global market insights, guided me through this comprehensive journey. By the program's conclusion, I had acquired hands-on experience in testing novel techniques and devices, collaborating closely with dedicated stakeholders committed to fostering innovation.