Oriol Sendino, MD
Oriol Sendino from Barcelona, Spain was our 2014-2015 International Scholar. He graduated from the University of Barcelona in 2001. After completing his training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona from 2002-2006, he pursued further endoscopic training in EUS at the same institution under the guidance of Dr. Angels Gines (Coordinator and Board Member of the European Group for Endoscopic Ultrasonography) and ERCP with Dr. Andres Cardenas (Director of Therapeutic Hepatobiliary Endoscopy). Prior to joining IES program he was a Staff Member and Senior Specialist of the Gastroenterology Division at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona since 2007. During his stay at IES, Dr. Sendino received the 2014 International GI Training Grant offered by the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). His focus for the scholarship was to gain expertise and acquire the necessary skills in order to implement an Interventional Endoscopy Program at his institution. He was also very interested in therapeutic ERCP, including cholangioscopic-guided interventions. In addition he enjoyed learning other endoscopic techniques such as underwater EMR and endoscopic fistula closure. His research while at IES included two studies investigating endoscopic closure of GI defects and suture fixation of esophageal stents by means of a novel endoscopic suturing system. These studies were presented at Digestive Disease Week 2015 in Washington DC. Completing the IES scholarship program provided him with a unique skill set to provide innovative quality care to his patients upon return to Barcelona.