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Angel Pizarro, M.D.

Dermatologist. Head of our Department for Prevention and Early Diagnosis of Melanoma. Dr. Pizarro was a pioneer in Spain in the implementation of digital dermoscopy for monitoring patients at risk of melanoma. He strongly believes that prevention is the best treatment of melanoma.

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BACKGROUND


2000-2012 | Head of Pigmented Lesions Unit (digital dermoscopy and melanoma) at Madrid Institute of Oncology.

1995-2011 | Head of Pigmented Lesions Consultations in the Dermatology Department at Hospital Universitario La Paz.

1992-1994 | Sponsored by Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias (FIS) at the University Hospital La Paz (programme: invasiveness and metastasis in skin and breast cancer).

1996 | Doctor in Medicine and Surgery at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Grade: “Cum Laude” (First class) and PhD (First Class).

1991 | Resident Doctor (MIR) in the Dermatology Unit at Hospital Universitario La Paz.

1987 | Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (University of Madrid).

PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES


Author of 64 publications in Spanish and 45 in English, mostly on basic aspects of clinical cancer, with emphasis on skin cancer, melanoma and dermoscopy, collected from other scientific journals in the Journal of Cell Biology, American Journal of Pathology, British Journal of Cancer, European Journal of Cancer, British Journal of Dermatology and Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Co-author of various books, with highlights being his participation in Principles of Dermoscopy (Malvehy J, Puig S, editors, 2002 and 2009), and Melanoma (Gonzalez-Baron M, Ordoñez A, editors, 1998).

More than 50 presentations as guest speaker in courses and conferences about skin cancer and melanoma. Dr Pizarro has been invited as Guess-Professor to several Basic and Advanced courses of dermoscopy (Hospital Clínic, Barcelona). Professor and Director of an Introduction to Dermoscopy (2012, Instituto de Salud Carlos III-Escuela Nacional de Medicina del Trabajo).

Member of the expert panel in 2012 creating "The quality of care to patients with cutaneous melanoma. Process care of patients with cutaneous melanoma", sponsored by the Sociedad Española de Calidad Asistencial (SECA) y el Grupo Español de Melanoma (GEM).

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS


Extraordinary PHD Award (Faculty of Medicine, UAM, 1996)

Awarded by Academia Española de Dermatología y Venereología  in 1991 and 1993 for his work in skin cancer.

Dr Pizarro has participated in five research projects with external funding (DGICYT, FIS and Fundación Ramón Areces) and received 5 research grants (CSIC, UAM and FIS) mainly in research related to cancer.

Course Director of An Introduction to Dermoscopy (2012 and 2013 at Instituto de Saludo Carlos III - Escuela Nacional de Medicina del Trabajo).

Director of the Introductory Course on Dermoscopy. Organised by Clínica Dermatológica Internacional in 2013

MEMBERSHIPS


Member of Academia Española de Dermatología y Venereología.

Member of International Dermoscopy Society.

Member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

Member of Colegio Ibero-Latino-Americano de Dermatología.

Member of Grupo Español Multidisciplinar de Melanoma (GEM)