Antonio Alcaraz is Professor of Surgery at the University of Barcelona, Spain. He received his medical degree in 1983, and his PhD in 1987, both from the University of Barcelona. After a 5 year residency in urology at the University Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, he became a member of the Spanish Board of Urology in 1988. He completed a research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, USA between 1993 and 1994.
Professor Alcaraz was Head of the Transplant and Oncology Unit of the Department of Urology at Fundacio Puigvert between 2002 and 2005. Since February 2005, he has been Chair of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, and was Chair of the Transplant Section (2004-2008) and then Secretary General of the Spanish Association of Urology (2008-2012).
Professor Alcaraz’s research interests include major uro-oncological, laparoscopic and transplant surgery, being pioneer in single port surgery and transvaginal nephrectomy. Most of his translational research has been done on cancer genetics. He has authored more than 225 international and Spanish publications. He has been a member of the board of the European School of Urology, and presently member of the Scientific Committee of the European Association of Urology.