Master And Chief Of Surgery, National Institute Of Medical Science And Nutrition Salvador Zubiran, Mexico City, Mexico.
Dr. Mercado is the doyen of the biliary tract, and has forged a tremendous reputation and acclaim for his heralded contribution to HPB surgery. Dr. Mercado completed his residence in General Surgery and fellowship in hepato-pancreatobiliary at the National Institute of Nutrition Salvador Zubirán (INNSZ) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), then from 1987 to 1989 continued his training in hepatic surgery at Heinz Kalk Hospital and the School of Medicine (Medizinische Hochschule) in Hannover, Germany. On his return to Mexico, he became part of the staff at the INNSZ, as Surgeon, Researcher and Vice Chairman of Critical Care Medicine, and from 2007 to date he is the Chairman of Surgery. Dr. Mercado has published 188 articles and 169 chapters in books, with special interest in hepatic surgery. He has written 6 books on this subject and has been cited more than 1,530 times in other articles. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, Mexican Academy of Surgery, and Level Ill National Investigator. He has been appointed honorary member of the American Surgical Association and the European