Professor Antonio José Torres M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., FASMBS
Dr. Antonio J. Torres was born in Coin (Málaga), Spain (17 December 1955).
He received his M.D. degree from Málaga University School of Medicine in 1978 (License Number: 28551. He completed his training as a surgical intern and resident at the Carlos Haya University Hospital in Malaga (Spain) where he completed his residency in General and Digestive Surgery in 1981. Afterwards he completed his residency in Thoracic Surgery at the Complutense University School of Medicine (Clínico San Carlos Hospital) in Madrid in 1986.
Dr. Torres is certified by the Spanish Board of General and Digestive Surgery (1981) and Spanish Board of Thoracic Surgery (1986).
In 1983, he got his Ph Degree at the Complutense University School of Medicine in Madrid
After completing his residencies, Dr. Torres became staff of the General, Digestive and Thoracic Service at the Clínico San Carlos Hospìtal, in Madrid (Spain).
In 1986, Dr. Torres became Associate Professor of Surgery at the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). In 2000, he became Professor of Surgery at the same University.
At present time, he is Professor of Surgery at the Complutense University of Madrid, and Chief of the General and Digestive Surgery Service at the Clínico San Carlos Hospital.
His main areas of interest have been: Bariatric Surgery, Metabolic Surgery, Obesity, Gastrointestinal Hormones, Intra-abdominal Infections, Surgical Oncology and Video-Endoscopic Surgery (Anti-reflux procedures, HepatoBilioPancreatic surgery, and Obesity Surgery procedures)
He is a member of 28 national and international professional associations including:
- International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic disorders (IFSO)
- American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS): Member ID: 11569
- International Society of Digestive Surgery
- American College of Surgeons: Member since 1997; Member ID: 3029777). International Guest Scholar (1994; ,President American College of Surgeons Spanish Chapter (2009-2015); Governor of the American College of Surgeons Spanish Chapter (2015-
- European Association of Endoscopic Surgery
- Spanish Society of Surgeons
Dr. Torres has authored or co-authored over two hundred peer-reviewed journal articles and serves as principal investigator on numerous studies including several grants funded by official institutions.
Dr. Torres was the President of SECO (2007-2011), and the European Representative at International Federation for Obesity Surgery (IFSO) General Council (2008-2011).
IFSO´s President (2011-12). Vice-Chairman of the IFSO´s Board of Trustees (2014-15)
Chairman of the IFSO´s Board of Trustees (2015-2019).