Associate Professor on the Complutense University of Madrid (Spanish UCM)
Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
Hernán Cortés-Funes (January 18, 1945, Martínez, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine doctor. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1967. Specialized in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, and PhD in Medical Oncology by the UCM in 1970.
After graduating in Medicine and Surgery, he obtained a specialization in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, the latter not officially recognized in Spain until July 1978, and later, the doctorate in Medical Oncology from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in 1970. Five years later he participated in the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the USA.
Throughout his professional career, he was a foundating member of the Spanish Society of medical Oncology (Spanish SEOM), president of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), president of the Federation of European Cancer Societies (FECS) and of the Spanish Association of Cancer Research as well as being part of the multiple organizations and cooperative groups, both national and international.
Within the research areas, his interest stands out in the development of new drugs, early clinical studies, clinical pharmacology and new treatments in breast, lung, head and neck cancer and germinal tumors. Dr. Cortés is the author of more than 200 publications in Medical Oncology, collaborator in 14 oncology journals and has written 7 books.
Dr. Cortés-Funes is the author of more than 200 publications in Medical Oncology, collaborator in 14 oncology journals and has written 7 books.
In his career it´s important to highlight also being the president and founder of other Spanish oncology societies such as the International Breast Cancer Research Group (IBGSG), originally called the Ludwig Group and the Cooperative Group for Clinical Research in Breast Cancer and Solid Tumors (Group SOLTI).
He was Head of Oncology service in the “12 de octubre” hospital in Madrid, belongs to the Research Group of the foundation “Fundación 12 de Octubre”, as well as Head of the Oncology Unit by HC Marbella. Except of this he is associate professor of medicine on the Complutense University of Madrid.
Dr. Hernán Cortés-Funes is one of the highest authorities in the country in aspects related to cancer.
1967: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Complutense University of Madrid
1967: Resident in Internal Medicine Jiménez Díaz Foundation, Madrid.
1970: Specialist in Internal Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid
1970: Doctor in Medicine and Surgery, Complutense University of Madrid
1975: Clinical Research Fellow, CTEP, National Cancer Institute (NIH), USA.
1978: Specialist in Medical Oncology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
1989: European Certificate on Medical Oncology (ESMO)
1967/70: Resident in Internal Medicine Jiménez Díaz Foundation, Madrid.
1971/74: Medical Collaborator / Assistant, Medical Oncology Service, Fundación Jiménez Díaz.
1975/76: Clinical Research Fellows, Division Cancer Treatment (NCI), USA.
1977/87: Head of the Radiotherapy Section, University Hospital “12 de Octubre”.
1989: Associate professor of Oncology, Complutense University of Madrid.
1989: Head of Oncology service in the University Hospital “12 de octubre” in Madrid.
Currently: Head of the Oncology Unit of HC Marbella International Hospital.
Publications in PubMed
More than 150 publications in international indexed journals, in various areas of Medical Oncology, New Drugs, Breast, Lung, Head and Neck Cancer and Germinal Tumors
Impact Factor: 524.57 – Citation Index: 1.076
More than 50 publications in book chapters.
Editor of 11 national and international scientific oncology journals and author and editor of 5 books.