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Itziar Martínez Soroa

Specialist at Miranza Begitek

College No.6954


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

University Expert in the Health Area Training Programme. “Statistics applied to Health Sciences”. UNED Foundation (2011).

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

Doctoral Thesis: Summa cum laude “Viabilidad de lentículo intracorneal de hidrogel copolimerizado con ß–lactama en ojo de conejo” (Viability of intracorneal hydrogel lens copolymerised with ß-lactam in rabbit’s eye). Directors: Javier Mendicute and Juan A. Durán de la Colina. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology and Dermatology. University of the Basque Country-Euskal Herriko Univertsitatea (2012).


Donostia University Hospital (San Sebastián). Ophthalmology MIR residency programme (2000-2004)

Training periods at Ramón y Cajal University Hospital (Madrid) (2002), Bellvitge University Hospital (Barcelona) (2003), Barraquer Ophthalmology Clinic (Barcelona) (2004).

Specialist physician at Bidasoa District Hospital (2008-2009).

Specialist physician at Donostia University Hospital, Anterior Segment Section (since 2004)

Specialist in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery at Clínicas Oftalmológicas Miranza Begitek (since 2005).

Teaching activity

Associate professor at the University of the Basque Country (since 2010)

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

Lecturer on the “Theoretical-practical course on keratoplasty and reconstruction techniques for the ocular surface”, Centro de Cirugía de Mínima Invasión Jesús Usón in Cáceres (2010-2018)

Participation in 28 meetings and courses as a lecturer

Management of courses organised by the Spanish Implanto-Refractive Surgery Society:
“Basic initiation course in corneal transplantation surgery: Penetrating keratoplasty, characteristics of the donor tissue to commence surgical technique” (2020)
“Course on emergency reconstruction techniques in corneal-conjunctive disorders” (2019)
“Emergency reconstruction techniques in corneal disorders” (2017)
“Emergency reconstruction techniques and regenerative therapies in corneal disorders”. 36th World Ophthalmology Congress of the International Council of Ophthalmology. (2018)

Member of 3 Doctoral Thesis Boards.
Director of 3 Degree Projects.

Scientific and research activity

Author of 68 Scientific communications at National Congresses and 12 at International Congresses. 8 award-winning communications.

13 National and international publications in scientific journals, 10 in indexed journals

19 Publications in chapters of books of scientific interest.

Co-publisher in 2020 of the case study of the Spanish Implanto-Refractive Surgery Society “Catarata & Córnea y Superficie Ocular”.

Moderator at 11 scientific meetings.

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

Principal investigator in 2 clinical trials.

Researcher at the Institution of Healthcare Research at Instituto Biodonostia.

Member of the Experimental Ophthalmo-Biology Group (GOBE) at the University of the Basque Country

Collaborating investigator in the OftaRed group (RETICS Ocular Pathology) 2015-2019.

Director “1st EuskoKornea Meeting” (2019)