BIOGRAPHY


Salvador González Rodríguez graduated from Medicine and Surgery in 1982 at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Malaga. Later on, he entered the Professorship of Medical-Surgical Dermatology and Venereology of the institution and carried out theoretical-practical teaching activities in his specialty. Afterwards, in 1990 he finished his PhD in Medicine at the same university. In March of 1993 he entered the Dermatology Department at the University of Boston, USA, where he received a postdoctoral training in Basic and Clinic Photobiology including lasers, diagnosis and treatment. During this time his stay was financed by Harvard University throughout University-Enterprise training scholarships. The first year in the Photobiology Unit and the following 18 months in the Wellman Photomedicine Center, both part of the Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Harvard, Boston.

After his period of fellow postdoctoral he was selected by the Education Committee of the University of Harvard to become part of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Harvard on the position of Assistant Professor of Dermatology, and Associate Biochemist of the Massachusetts General Hospital. During that time, he carried out academic and training functions in basic and clinical research. In 2000 he was promoted as Associate Professor of Dermatology at the same university: He hold this position until 2008, being also Visiting Professor from 2003 to 2008.

As a researcher, his work is a pioneer in the fields of Photoprotection and Optical Diagnosis. His scientific production reaches an H IMPACT RATE of 27 and a TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS of 2.286 with a TOTAL RATE OF IMPACT of 350,933. In Photoprotection, he leads a new field of recent interest for the Skin Cancer Prevention, The Oral or Systemic Photoprotection. His work is also pioneer in the field of Optical Diagnosis specifically in the area of Non-Invasive Skin Diagnosis. In fact, his work was essential for the endorsement of the Reflectance Confocal Microscopy by the FDA (Food & Drugs Administration). In this sense, he is the President of the International Society of the Confocal Microscopy, founded in San Antonio, USA. Furthermore, he is also the President of the Spanish Group of Confocal Microscopy, founded the 4th of July of 2011. His research labor has been recognized by various institutions of the USA (Skin Cancer Foundation, Bronze Medal Fisher de la Sociedad Americana de Dermatitis de Contacto within others) and has resulted in the publication of more than 200 original works in international scientific magazines of great impact in Dermatology (Journal Investigative Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Archives of Dermatology).

He has also edited 3 international books and 30 chapters. Furthermore, he has actively participated in several international congresses and he regularly give conferences about the subjects of his specialty in numerous international centers. It is also convenient to highlight the Master Conferences he has given in multiple international meetings (Iberic-Latin-American Congress of Dermatology, Congress of the Mexican Society, and Congress of the Italian Academy of Dermatology) and his participation in many other scientific events as Director or Co-Director of Courses during the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Congress of the Mexican Society, World Congress of Skin Cancer, etc. It is also important to mention that he has been distinguished as Honorary Member of different Academies of Dermatology (Colombian Academy of Dermatology, Mexican Academy of Dermatology, etc.)

Most of his books and publications are used as teaching materials in the instruction of specialist doctors. In 2008 he edited a Diagnosis Atlas by means of Confocal Microscopy and Epiluminescence of Skin Cancer. So far, this atlas is unique in the specialty and it is being very useful in the training of dermatologists and pathologists of the field. Nowadays, a new textbook of Confocal Microscopy, edited by him, is being distributed to dermatopathologists and dermatologists.

Due to his experience, he has participated in 8 research projects that are supported by 2 national agencies and 6 international. He has participated in 2 of these projects as main researcher (National Institute of Health, American Skin Cancer Foundation) and 3 other projects as university (USA) – enterprise contracts. It is important to renown his work as a member of the Editorial Committee and as an evaluator of relevant international scientific magazines of Dermatology and Skin Cancer.

Finally, his research works have led to six patents of great interests for pharmaceutical and technological enterprises. He has established several training contracts and has successfully transferred the results to the productive sector. In addition, he has worked as adviser for enterprises that have a prestigious reputation in the national and international dermatological research (Industrial Farmacéutica Cantabria, Johnson & Johnson, Shisheido, Estée Lauder y Procter & Gamble, within others).