Marc Garcia-Elias, MD

Doctor Garcia-Elias is a founding partner and staff member of the Institut Kaplan, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery in Barcelona. Doctor Garcia-Elias studied medicine in Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona from 1972 until 1978. He did his residency in orthopaedics between 1978 and 1983 and he became a specialist in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology in 1983. He undertook his doctorate in 1980 which he finished in 1985 with a “cum laude”. In 1989 he obtained a diploma in Biomechanics of the Locomotor apparatus at the Mayo Medical School, in Rochester, Minnesota (USA). Doctor Garcia-Elias has been member of the Spanish Society of Surgery of the hand since 1983 and he was President of this society from 2005-2007. He also was Secretary General of the FESSH from 2005-2008. He has been Secretary General of the IFSSH (2012-2016). Currently, he is the President-Elect of IFSSH. He is member of various other societies from all over the world. From1984 until present Dr Garcia-Elias has given 510 lectures. He has presented 100 scientific presentations at meetings from 1986 until 2016. He has published 3 books and 71 book chapters and 151 peer reviewed papers. Doctor Garcia-Elias has been honoured with the Emanuel B. Kaplan Award and the Enríquez de Salamanca Award. He has been awarded Emanuel B. Kaplan Award for Anatomical Excellence at the Annual Meeting of the ASSH, 2015. He was honorary lecturer at the Guildal Memorial, in Denmark in 2003; at Lee Ramsay Straub in New York in 2006; he was the International Guest lecturer at 63rd Annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in Chicago in 2008 and in 2009 he gave the Inaugural Bernard O’Brien Oration at the Australian Hand Surgery Society Scientific Meeting in Victoria, Australia, and the E.F. Shaw Wilgis Lectureship in Hand Surgery in Baltimore, USA. His professional biography has been published in “Ein leben für die Handchirurgie. 100 Lebensbilder” , by Prof. Dieter Buck-Gramcko. Steinkopff Verlag, Germany.