In 1993 he obtained the Certification from the Mexican Council of Ophthalmology and the authorization to practice the Ophthalmology Specialty from the DGP-SEP. From 1993 to 1995 he received additional clinical and surgical training and training in Vitreous and Retina Diseases and Surgery at the Luis Sánchez Bulnes Hospital of the Association to prevent blindness in Mexico. During 1995 to 1996, after obtaining the Gillinham-APAO scholarship and through an institutional license issued by the state of Maryland, Dr. Santos completed his clinical and surgical training in the specialty of Medical and Surgical Retina at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 2006, he obtained the personal certificate with patent effects to practice professionally at the level of Specialty in Medical and Surgical Retina issued by the DGP-SEP. In 2002, by means of the doctoral thesis entitled “Genetic polymorphisms of apolipoprotein E and the severity of diabetic macular edema”, Dr. Santos obtained a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Guadalajara, after the completion of the Biology Doctorate Program Molecular in Medicine.
Currently Dr. Santos is the Director of the Medical School of the ITESM Guadalajara campus, has a desirable profile-PROMEP and is a Level II member of the SNI-CONACYT National System of Researchers. Likewise, it actively participates in the specialty program in Medical and Surgical Retina at the University of Guadalajara, which is part of the SEP-CONACYT National Postgraduate Quality Register.
Dr. Arturo Santos serves as Director General of the Center for Medical and Surgical Retina and as President of the Mexican Retina Foundation and of the College of Specialists in Medical and Surgical Retina of the State of Jalisco.
MAIN AREAS OF INTEREST
Advanced surgical techniques in vitreous-retinal disorders
-25 gauge instrumentation
-Retinal-based visual prosthesis
Molecular biology in vitreous-retinal disorders
-Genetic polymorphisms as a risk factor in diabetic retinopathy
Age-related macular degeneration
-Concomitant therapy in the treatment of NVC associated with AMD
-Intra-ocular brachytherapy in the treatment of CNV
During 2006 to 2008, Dr. Altamirano carried out the specialty of Medical and Surgical Retina in the double degree program of the University of Guadalajara at the Doheny Institute of the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, where he made a stay in artificial vision research. Likewise, he obtained a professional certificate to exercise the specialty in Medical and Surgical Retina in 2008.
Currently, Dr. Altamirano is the Medical Director of the Medical and Surgical Retina Center of the Puerta de Hierro Medical Center and serves as the Director of the Medical Surgeon Career at the Tec de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara.
In addition, he is the Secretary General of the College of Specialists in Medical Retina of the State of Jalisco. His areas of interest and lines of research are tummy tuck surgery, and molecular biology applied to vitreous-retinal disorders.
From 2012 to 2014, Dr. González de la Rosa specialized in Medical and Surgical Retina in the double degree program at the University of Guadalajara and at the Doheny Institute of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California ( USC, Los Angeles, CA.). It is there where he participated in artificial vision research projects (ARGUS II), intraocular medication prolonged-release microelectronic devices (Replenish Micropump, Replenish Inc.), development of appetite suppression devices (Slim Stim, SlimStim Beverly Hills, CA), development of accommodative intraocular lenses (1Co Inc, Pasadena, CA) and prolonged intradermal drug delivery devices (MedPatch Inc, Pasadena, CA).
Currently, Dr. González De la Rosa is about to conclude his Doctorate in Clinical Research from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies in the line of research on hereditary atrophic diseases of the retina.
-Minimally invasive vitreomacular surgery
-Macular Surgery (Epiretinal Membrane, Macular Hole)
-Age-Related Macular Degeneration
-Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
-Atrophic Macular Diseases
1997-2003 SURGEON PHYSICIAN from the University of Guadalajara. Degree modality: Outstanding Academic Performance. Date of professional examination: August 25, 2003. Certificate: 4363362.
2003-2008 DOCTORATE IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY IN MEDICINE from the University of Guadalajara. Degree modality: Thesis. Reception work evaluation date: April 20, 2010. Opinion: APPROVED.
2009-2012 MEDICAL-SURGICAL SPECIALTY IN OPHTHALMOLOGY from the University of Guadalajara. Campus; Mexican Institute of Social Security, National Medical Center of the West. Degree modality: Thesis. Opinion: APPROVED. ID: 8129461.
He is currently a member of the editorial committee of the periodic publication “Archivos de Ciencia”. Official Publication of the University Center for Health Sciences. University of Guadalajara. January 2009 and to date. Volumes 1-4.
And also, it has the recognition as NATIONAL LEVEL I INVESTIGATOR. National System of Researchers of the National Council of Science and Technology. January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2018.