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Itziar Martínez- Soroa

Specialist at Miranza Begitek

Itziar Martínez
College No.6954

Training

Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Navarra (1993-1999).

PhD: Scientific Bases of Surgery. Department of Surgery, Radiology and Physical Medicine. University of the Basque Country (2000-2002).

External rotation in the Strabismus Section at Ramón y Cajal Hospital (Madrid) (March-May 2002).

Ophthalmology speciality training via medical internship at the Donostia University Hospital (San Sebastian) (July 2000-July 2004).

External rotation in the Neuro-ophthalmology Section at Bellvitge Hospital (Barcelona) (October-December 2003).

External rotation in the Cornea Unit at Barraquer Ophthalmology Clinic (Barcelona) (April-May 2004).

PhD thesis: “Viability of hydrogel intracorneal lens copolimerised with ß–lactam in rabbit’s eye” (defended on 10th February 2012). Summa cum Laude. University of the Basque Country-Euskal Herriko Univertsitatea.

University Expert in the Health Area Training Programme “Statistics applied to Health Sciences”. UNED Foundation. October 2013. Grade: Pass (Outstanding)

Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management and Planning for Health Managers (European University), preparing the Master’s degree final project (October 2019-September 2020).

Career

Bidasoa District Hospital (Hondarribia): From October 2008 to February 2009.

Associate professor at the University of the Basque Country-Euskal Herriko Unibertisitatea: From January 2010 to present.

Specialist physician in Ophthalmology in the Anterior Segment section of the Ophthalmology department at Donostia University Hospital.

Donostia University Hospital (San Sebastian): From June 2004 to present.

Specialist physician in Ophthalmology in the Cornea and Cataract Unit of the Miranza Begitek Ophthalmology Clinics (Donostia/San Sebastian and Beasain).

Miranza Begitek Ophthalmology Clinic (San Sebastian and Beasain clinics): From June 2005 to present.

Teaching Activity

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of the Basque Country-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (EHU/UPV).

Certified by the Quality Assessment and Accreditation Agency of the Basque University System (UNIQUAL) as an associate professor in the field of Medical and Health Sciences.

Participation in 2 examining boards for PhD theses and 2 end of degree projects.

Lecturer in 10 courses.
Co-Director of the course “Emergency reconstruction techniques in corneal pathology”. 32nd Congress of the Spanish Society of Refractive and Ocular Implant Surgery. 24th- 27th May 2017, Oviedo.

Teaching of Ophthalmology classes as an Interim professor in the San Sebastian Teaching Unit of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of the Basque Country-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (EHU/UPV) from 2009 to present.

Scientific and Research Activity

International congresses: 6 Independent abstracts and 1 video. 5 abstracts given on a panel.

National congresses: 50 Independent abstracts and 4 videos. 5 abstracts given on a panel.

Publications:
* 3 in indexed scientific journals as an author.
* 7 in indexed scientific journals as a co-author.
* 2 publications in indexed scientific journals as an author.
* 1 publication in non-indexed scientific journals as a co-author.
* 13 publications in chapters of books of scientific interest.

Participation in 5 research projects. 2 as principal investigator and 3 as collaborating investigator.

Organisation of “I EuskoKornea Meeting”. May, 2010, Donostia University Hospital. San Sebastian and “Dry eye: 2015”. June 2015. Ophthalmology Department, Donostia University Hospital and Laboratorios Alcon. San Sebastian.