Bolívar E. Villacís Gallardo, MD FACS was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He is a General Thoracic, Endocrine, and Gastrointestinal Surgeon with experience on acute emergency care and trauma surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. Former Professor of Surgery and Anatomy in the Schools of Medicine and Postgraduate Residency Programs of Universidad de Guayaquil (UG) and Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil (UCSG) in Ecuador. He studied Medicine in the School of Medicine of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Universidad de Guayaquil in Ecuador, and he did his residency training education at Hospital Luis Vernaza in Guayaquil. He is active in his surgical career in the city of Guayaquil, where medical attention of his patients are provided in the main three hospitals of the city, Hospital Clínica Kennedy, Hospital Alcívar and OMNI Hospital. Mid1970s, they started to teach residents in training of General Surgery surgical techniques utilized in Hospital Luis Vernaza, they used cadavers inside a lab in the school of medicine of UG. This activity was welcomed, accepted, recognized to be important, and it became popular in our hospital group that expanded to other surgical specialties. In 1995 they moved to UCSG and continued our educational work with a Unit of Surgical Education, an area oriented to medical students and residents in training of postgraduate programs. Regardless of the medical specialty a medical student pursued, there is a story to tell of an event in a Hospital in Ecuador or abroad where he or she was the student that step forward from the group of med students to explain a procedure or participate in an urgent surgical intervention. Surgical skills became a mandatory class of the curricula in the medical school at UCSG. He enjoyed his career in Surgery, and he do enjoy teaching, sharing his experience with other Doctors.
Bolívar E. Villacís Gallardo, MD FACS research interests include Esophageal and Gastric cancer. Liver Resections and Biliary tree reconstructions. Colon Cancer. Transplants. Minimally Invasive Surgery