Manuel López-Cano

Manuel López-Cano M.D., PhD, is professor of surgery (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona) and the head of the Abdominal Wall Surgery Unit at Vall d'Hebrón Universitary Hospital ( in Barcelona (Spain).
He has published works on the pathogenesis of hernia and dynamic behavior of the abdominal wall, collaborating with other university centers in the development of 3D models (teaching and research purpose).
He has developed projects on the quality of hernia surgery, hernia prevention (parastomal and incisional) and the clinical usefulness of different biomaterials, as well as validation of different materials used for abdominal wall repair.
Currently M López-Cano is member of EAES and the secretary of the Abdominal Wall Surgery Section of the Spanish Association of Surgeons (AEC) (, and member of the European Hernia Society Board (EHS)- (Secretary of Publications).
Past section editor of Hernia journal and associate editor of CIRUGIA ESPAÑOLA journal.
He has been the organizer and co-organizer of different meetings and congresses including the 1st Virtual EHS congress (42 EHS congress).

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