Affiliation: Department of Anesthesiology The National Institute of Cardiology, Mexico City, 0;
Connection with WFSA (if any): Member of the World Federation of Society of Anesthesiology (WFSA)
Award / titles received: Excellency in Medicine award by the ABC Medical Center in the year 2008
Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: Basic Research in Cardiac Protection
Biography: Biography: Dr. Pastor Luna came to Mexico in 1967 to specialize in anesthesiology at the Mexican Social Security Medical Center (IMSS), after completing his degree at the University of León Nicaragua. On 1969, he did a Fellowship in cardiac anesthesia at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. He received the degree of cardiovascular anesthesiology by the National Institute of Cardiology Ignacio Chávez, Mexico City. He became head of the department from 1983 to 2003. During 20 years, he was name professor of anesthesia by the National University of Mexico (UNAM 1898-2009) Dr. Luna was elect president of the Mexican Society of Anesthesiology in 1985, where he served for two years. He became a member of the experimental circulation committee of the IX World Congress of Anesthesiology at Washington, DC in 1992. He has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia since 1992. He joined the staff of the ABC Medical Center as assistance head of anesthesiology in 1984, he was promote to head of the department from 1988 to 1994. In the year 2008, he received the prestigious award “Excellency in Medicine” by the ABC Medical Center. (American and Brithish Cowdray Hospital) Author of seven books about cardiac anesthesia, the last one, the fourth edition of Cardiovascular Anesthesia was release in 2013. During the last seven years, he has dedicated his time to private practice as well as to basic research on pharmacology and cardiovascular physiology. In addition, he is Vice-President for the National Council of Certification in Anesthesiology, México (CNCA) 2015- 2016. Connection with WFSA (if any): Dr. Luna is member of the World Federation of Society of Anesthesiology (WFSA) and his been invited as a professor to the following world congress: Mexico D.F. in 1976, Washington, USA in 1992, Sydney, Australia in 1996, Montreal, Canada in 2000 and Cape Town, South Africa in 2008.
Disclosure of Interest: None declared
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