Dr. Ramón Medel preparativos

What is being a doctor for me?

There are two very important things that I teach and aim to convey to my students, to the fellows, to the masters participants and to everyone who approaches our reality. They are related to general medicine.

The first is that to be a doctor you have to be a good person.

Because we are here to help others. We are privileged to have people come to ask us for help and we are in a position to help them.

If I do not know how to solve this problem, another professional will know how to do it, but we are here to help, and this is being lost within the profession. For those of us who are vocational, this is very important. Heal better.

The second is transference. In other words, if what I have learned over the years, with the hours that I have spent, with the patients who have suffered my learning curves and if I do not transfer this knowledge, it is useless, it is marketing, and medicine is another thing.

Medicine must be transferred as has been transferred to me from other leaders, such as Richard Collin. Open like a book. In other words, here everything is transferred so that the one coming in from below can do it in better conditions than me and can heal better. This simple concept is basic. For me, teaching is very important, and the people who come to train, for me, are a privilege and make me a better doctor. It makes me remain focussed, so that I do not do anything stupid or say something that cannot be true or that I cannot prove to the person who is learning. They have made me a better doctor because of this focus and I must teach things that are real, not saying things that are not.

I am proud that some of the masters students or the people who are dedicated to oculoplastic surgery and we have trained do better than me. That is a guarantee.

Professional profile

I am a member of IMO and professor of the Masters Course in Ophthalmic and Orbital Plastic Surgery of the Institute of Eye Microsurgery and the Autonomous University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine.

My specialisation is the medical and surgical treatment of eyelid and orbit pathologies and malpositions: surgery for orbital tumours, orbital reconstruction in thyroid orbitopathy, aesthetics of the gaze (eyelids, eyebrows and periocular region). Also in reconstruction of tear duct problems.

My beginnings in ophthalmology. YouTube channel of Dr Ramón Medel

He completed a fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, United Kingdom (1995-1996) and was an Observer in the Ophthalmic and Orbital Plastic Surgery Unit of the Jules Stein Clinic, UCLA, Los Angeles (USA) in 2002. He is an ophthalmologist at the Orbit and Oculoplastic Surgery Department of the Ciutat Sanitaria Vall d’Hebron (UAB).

He is also Director of the Orbital Pathology Doctorate Course in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery at the same centre.



Leading surgeon for orbital tumours by the Ministry of Health since 2008.
Leading surgeon for orbital reconstruction in patients with secondary thyroid orbitopathy since 2008.
Expert in cosmetic reconstruction of the eyelids, eyebrows and periocular region.
Specialist in reconstruction of tear duct problems.
Expert in orbital and lacrimal gland tumour management.


Graduated in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona since 1991.
Specialist in ophthalmology from the UAB, MIR system, 1992-1995. Trained in oculoplastic, orbital and tear duct surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London in 1995-1996. Further education at other universities, such as University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Professional activity

Head of the Eye, Orbital and Tear Duct Plastic Surgery Unit at IMO since 1996.
He has been responsible for the Orbit and Oculoplastic Surgery Unit of the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital since 1998. Autonomous University of Barcelona.


Associate professor of ophthalmology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona – Vall d’Hebron teaching unit from 1998 to 2017.

From 2000 to 2017, he was Director of the Doctoral Course in Orbital Pathology and Oculoplastic Surgery at the Autonomous University of Barcelona at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital.

Head of the Master’s Degree in Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, taught within the IMO-UAB Further Education Programme.


President of the Spanish Society of Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery (SECPOO) 2007-2011. Member of the Spanish Society of Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery (SECPOO).
Full member of the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS).

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