Juan I. Arcelus (MD, PhD) graduated in medicine from the University of Granada Medical School, Granada, Spain, in 1982, and obtained a PhD, specializing in thrombosis, from the same university in 1998. After completing his residency in general and gastrointestinal surgery at the University Hospital of Granada, Dr Arcelus served a research fellowship in the Department of Surgery at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA, from 1989 to 1992. He was associate director of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Group at Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Illinois, from 1990 to 1992.
Dr. Arcelus became professor of surgery at the University of Granada Medical School in 2003 and practices as an attending staff member in the Department of Surgery of the Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, also in Granada, and is Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Granada Medical School since June 2016. His main research interests include the risk assessment, epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, and follow-up of venous thromboembolism (VTE), particularly in surgical patients. He is also involved in research on the management of patients undergoing endocrine surgery.