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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

Mar 2010Present

Associate Brand Director Exjade - Region Latin America

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Jun 2005Mar 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 2003Dec 2009

Urology Specialist

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

Medical Advisor South LatAm

Novartis
May 1998Apr 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 2004Mar 2004

External Medical Advisor

Novartis
Aug 2001Nov 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 1998Oct 2003

Surgery Specialist, Emergency Room

Policlinico del Docente (OSPLAD)
EMERGENCY ROOM SURGEON (SALARY) Teacher’s Policlinic (OSPLAD), Buenos Aires, June 1998 - October 2003.
Jan 2001Apr 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: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12094488 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 2001Feb 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
19971999

Surgery Specialist, Emergency Room

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

Education

20082009

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Universidad Torcuato di Tella
20002009

Docente Adscripto

Universidad de Buenos Aires
20062007

Post-Graduate Business Course

Universidad Torcuato di Tella
20052006

Post Graduate Course on Strategic Marketing Fundamentals

Escuela Argentina de Negocios
20052006

Post Graduate Course "Sistema 400"

IMS Health Argentina
20052006

Post-Graduate Course

Universidad de Belgrano
19992001

Universitary Specialist

Universidad de Buenos Aires
19871993

MD (Medical Doctor)

Universidad Nacional de La Plata
19921992

English as a Second Language

Fordham University