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ELITA Past Chair 2023-2025

Constantino Fondevila is Full Professor of Surgery at the University of Barcelona and Head of General & Digestive Surgery at Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid, Spain. He is a Consultant Surgeon in Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgery and Transplantation and is also the leader of the Translational Research & Innovation in General Surgery (GITIC) in the La Paz Research Institute (IdiPAZ) and the Liver Transplantation Group in the CIBERehd research network in Spain. Prof. Fondevila is actively involved in clinical protocols to expand organ availability, including through the use of donation after circulatory determination of death (DCD) and live donation(LD) livers. He performs advanced HPB surgery and has a special interest in using minimally invasive techniques for HPB surgery, including LD. He is also interested in the implementation of value-based care and cost analyses in General & HPB Surgery. Prof. Fondevila participates in several scientific societies and is currently Chair of the European Liver and Intestine Transplant Association (ELITA), a member of the European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT), and Vice President of the Spanish Society of Transplantation (SET).