Ramon Martinez received degrees in medicine and surgery (1993) from the University of Seville, Spain, where he graduated cum laude. He completed predoctoral fellowships at the Department of Neurological, University of Heidelberg, Germany (1994) and at the German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg (1995). He went on to complete his residency of neurosurgery at the Universities of Erlangen and Dresden, Germany, where he also completed a postdoc fellowship at the Department of Surgical Research, University of Dresden, in molecular genetics of malignant gliomas, and he received the M.D. (cum laude) and the Ph.D. degrees. He works presently as an Associate Professor of neurosurgery and the Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery of the University of Gottingen, and additionally, he leads the Neurooncology Laboratory. His main research topic is molecular genetics and epigenetics of malignant gliomas and brain metastases and the development of new targeted therapies for brain cancer. His major areas of clinical interest are focused on the surgical treatment of brain tumors with an emphasis on the treatment of patients with pituitary and skull-base neoplasms using endonasal less invasive surgical approaches as well as the application of robotics for minimally invasive spine surgery. He serves as a Reviewer of top academic journals including Lancet Oncology, Journal of Neuropathology Experimental Neurology, BMC Genetics, Molecular Neurobiology, and Central European Neurosurgery.
Biography Updated on 8 April 2012