MD, DMD, PhD, FDSRCS, FEBOMS
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ramon y Cajal University Hospital, Madrid, Spain.
President, EACMFS (2020-2022)
Prof Dr Drhc. Julio Acero is the Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Ramon y Cajal and the Puerta de Hierro University Hospitals in Madrid, Spain, Full Professor of Surgery at the Alcala University of Madrid.
He studied Medicine and Dentistry and obtained his PhD at the university in Madrid. Dr. Acero was Research Fellow at the Spanish National Institute of Health and Research Fellow of the Council of Europe in Germany. Fellow of the European Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Fellow Ad eundem of the Royal College of Surgeons of England as well as Fellow and Examiner of the International Board for the Certification of Specialists in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (IBCSOMS).
Prof Acero is a Member of the Spanish National Academy of Dental Sciences and foreign Member of the National Academy of Dentistry of Argentina. His special fields of interest are oncologic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck including the skull base and salivary gland pathology, as well as bone regeneration.
He has lectured and published widely in these fields and has been appointed as invited Professor in different universities around the world including the official appointments of Full Professor of the National University of Athens (Greece), Honorary Professor at the University of Ferrara (Italy), the University of Belgrade (Serbia), the University of Bucharest (Romania) and the National University of Nordeste (Corrientes, Argentina).
Visiting Professor at the University of Messina (Italy), Malaya University at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), University of Florida in Jacksonville and the Vanderbilt University (USA) and Doctor Honoris Causa (University of Iasi, Romania).
Distinguished Fellow Award of the IAOMS, Honorary Member of the Latin-American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ALACIBU) and of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS), Distinguished Fellow of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India, Honorary Member of the National OMFS Societies of Argentina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Turkey and the North Macedonian Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons.
IAOMS Outstanding Committee Member Award presented in the ICOMS, Shanghai 2009, Humanitarian Award of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, presented in Puerto Rico 2016. President of the IAOMS 2016-2017, past Director of the Fellowships Committee of the IAOMS, Past Chairman of the IAOMS Education Committee and current Chairman of the IAOMS Visiting Scholar Program.
Prof. Acero was the Education and Training Officer of the European Association of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery (EACMFS), currently President of the European Association.
Past Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and former President of the Spanish Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
He has been organizing and coordinating international educational programmes in OMF Surgery throughout the world: Eastern Europe (Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Skopje), Latin America (Peru, Paraguay, El Salvador), Asia ( Indonesia, Philippines) and Africa (Kenya, Tanzania,,Nigeria)