MD graduated in Argentina in 1993. Board certified in General Surgery (1997) and Urology (2000). Universitary Specialist in Urology (2002). Experience in Basic Research and Clinical Research. Post-Graduate in Pharmaceutical Marketing (Belgrano University - 2006). MBA candidate (Torcuato Di Tella University - 2008/2009)Medical Advisor in Urology and Oncology at Novartis (2004). Sub Regional Brand Manager since 2005, responsible for Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia activities related to four brands of the Oncology Unit portfolio. Broad experience in the management of original brands with strong generic competition. Successful launch of a new brand indication in Oncology (2005). Successful product launch in Hematology (2006). Recently launched a new product in Oncology & Urology (2009). Since March 2010 appointed Associate Director for Exjade, Region Latin America (Florham Park, NJ) with responsibilities over Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina & Chile.

Work experience

Work experience
Mar 2010 - Present

Associate Brand Director Exjade - Region Latin America

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Jun 2005 - Mar 2010

Oncology Brand Manager South LatAm Sub Region

Novartis Argentina

Product Manager South LatAm Sub Region: Zometa, Femara, Exjade (launched 2006) & Afinitor (PreMKT). In charge of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay (until 2007), Paraguay & Bolivia (until 2008).Since June 2009, in charge of Afinitor & Zometa with responsibilities over Argentina & Chile.

Dec 2003 - Dec 2009

Urology Specialist

Sanatorio de la Trinidad Quilmes
Areas of main interest: Endourology - Minimally Invasive Surgery - UroOncology -
Apr 2004 - May 2005

Medical Advisor South LatAm

May 1998 - Apr 2005

Urology Specialist, Urology Department

Hospital de Clínicas "José de San Martín", Buenos Aires University (UBA)
RESIDENT: 1998-2001. Degree: Urologist CHIEF OF RESIDENTS: 2001-2002 STAFF UROLOGIST at URODINAMICS AND VOIDING DYSFUNCTIONS SECTION, Urology Department, July 2002 to April 2005. FOUNDER & COORDINATOR of BASIC INVESTIGATION LABORATORY, Urology Department, February 2003 to January 2005. STAFF UROLOGIST at ESWL SECTION Urology Department, November 2003 – May 2004. 49 Scientific Papers presented in medical meetings, 6 published in scientific magazines. 6 Award Winning papers.
Jan 2004 - Mar 2004

External Medical Advisor

Aug 2001 - Nov 2003

Urology Specialist, Urology Department

Policlínico del Docente (OSPLAD)
UROLOGIST (SALARY) Urology Department, Teacher’s Policlinic (OSPLAD), Buenos Aires, August 2001 to November 2003
Jun 1998 - Oct 2003

Surgery Specialist, Emergency Room

Policlinico del Docente (OSPLAD)
EMERGENCY ROOM SURGEON (SALARY) Teacher’s Policlinic (OSPLAD), Buenos Aires, June 1998 - October 2003.
Jan 2001 - Apr 2001

Visitor (Fellow)

Clínica La Luz, Madrid (España)
Fellow at the ESWL & Endourology Unit, “La Luz Clinic” (Chief: Dr. Enrique Perez-Castro Ellendt), Madrid, Spain (January 4th – February 3rd, 2001 & February 23rd - April 26th 2001). Scientific Paper published: Surur, D. M. ; Iglesias, J.I. ; Mancebo, J.M. ; Massarra, J. ; Perez-Castro Ellendt, E. : “ANTEGRADE ENDOPIELOTOMY” Journal: Arch. Esp. Urol., 2002, 55 (4): 431-438.
Feb 2001 - Feb 2001

Visitor (Fellow)

Hospital Clínico Universitario "Lozano-Blesa", Zaragoza (España)
Fellow at the Urology Department. “Lozano-Blesa Universitary Clinic Hospital” (Chief: Prof. Dr. José Gabriel Valdivia Uría), Zaragoza, Spain (February 4th – February 22nd 2001). Areas of Interest: Laparoscopic Surgery & Percutaneous Neprholitotripsy
1997 - 1999

Surgery Specialist, Emergency Room

Felipe Vallese Clinic, Metallurgic Worker Union (UOM)
Felipe Vallese Clinic (Metallurgic Worker Union), Quilmes, Buenos Aires
Jun 1994 - Apr 1998

Surgery Specialist

Prof. Dr. Rodolfo Rossi General Hospital, La Plata
RESIDENT: General Surgery Department. 1994-1997 Degree: General Surgeon. VISITOR: Gynecology and Obstetrics Department. Juan A. Fernández Municipal Hospital (Chief: Dr. Anibal Núñez de Pierro), Buenos Aires (May 1st 1995 – June 30th 1995) VISITOR: Abdominal Wall Section, General Surgery Department. Ignacio Pirovano Municipal Hospital (Chief: Dr. León Herszage), Buenos Aires (April 1st – 19th ,1996). CHIEF OF RESIDENTS: General Surgery Department. Completed 1997-1998. 4 Scientific Papers presented in medical meetings. 2 Book Chapters written & published: CHAPTER: “MAJOR AMBULATORY SURGERY”, from the book “CIRUGÍA GENERAL”, by J.R. Defelitto – A.H. Cariello. Cátedra “E” de Cirugía, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, La Plata National University (UNLP). Tomo II, 2002. CHAPTER: “RENAL TRANSPLANTATION”, from the book “CIRUGÍA GENERAL”, by J.R. Defelitto – A.H. Cariello. Cátedra “E” de Cirugía, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, La Plata National University (UNLP). Tomo II, 2002.
Jan 1994 - May 1994

Visitor Physician

Oncology Excelency Center (José Maria Mainetti Foundation for Medicine Progress), Gonnet
VISITOR: General Surgery Department. Oncology Excelency Center (José Maria Mainetti Foundation for Medicine Progress), Gonnet, Buenos Aires (January 2nd, 1994 – May 30th, 1994). ANNUAL SURGERY PRACTICAL COURSE, Guy de Chaulliac Surgical School, Excellence Center in Oncology, Jose Maria Mainetti Foundation (1994) 756-hour program with Final Examination.


2008 - 2009

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Universidad Torcuato di Tella
2000 - 2009

Docente Adscripto

Universidad de Buenos Aires
2006 - 2007

Post-Graduate Business Course

Universidad Torcuato di Tella
2005 - 2006

Post Graduate Course on Strategic Marketing Fundamentals

Escuela Argentina de Negocios
2005 - 2006

Post Graduate Course "Sistema 400"

IMS Health Argentina
2005 - 2006

Post-Graduate Course

Universidad de Belgrano
1999 - 2001

Universitary Specialist

Universidad de Buenos Aires
1987 - 1993

MD (Medical Doctor)

Universidad Nacional de La Plata
1992 - 1992

English as a Second Language

Fordham University