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Date of appointment: 27 september 2013.

By proposal of: Faculty of Medicine and Odontology.

Date of investiture: 27 june 2014.

Sponsor: Prof. Bruno Camps Vilata.

Biographical outline:

Paul H. Sugarbaker (Baltimore, EUA, 1941) is a prominent surgeon from the U.S.A, who currently works at the National Cancer lnstitute of Washington as the director of the peritoneal carcinomatosis Therapy Programmme. He began a novel therapy of this pathology in 1983, based on the Cytoreductive Surgery of maximum effort combined with the application of a pre-operatory peritoneal chemotherapy with hyperthermia.

This procedure, named after him (CRS+HIPEC, Sugarbaker’s Technique), has proven his efficacy in this pathology, which had been considered so far inoperable. The good outcomes have given place to its acceptance by the international scientific community, with a world-wide diffusion and acceptance. In the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia (University Clinical Hospital of Valencia), this technique was initiated with wonderful outcomes. He was given the Medal of the UV last October.