SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Dr. Adolfo Alejandro López Rios

Research groups:

Center for Reconstructive Transplants

Role: co-research/member

Organization: University of Antioquia, Colombia.

Supervisor: Esteban Cardona

Start date: February 2019 to present.

It is a group that seeks to investigate and develop composite tissue transplants ai: face and hand. The group bases its work on fulfilling university teaching, research, and extension activities, focusing its objects of study from the perspective of the development of reconstructive transplants to benefit our population. The group arises from the Section of Plastic Surgery of the University of Antioquia, seeking interrelation with other specialties connected with composite tissue transplants.

 

Research Group in Plastic Surgery University of Antioquia

Role: co-research/member

Organization: University of Antioquia, Colombia.

Supervisor: Sabrina Gallego Gónima

Start date: January 2010 to present.

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The research plan is towards body contour surgery and trauma and reconstruction. The first line is to develop epidemiological studies on the most frequent surgical procedures, complications in cosmetic surgery, work on fundamental aspects of fat grafts and their attachment, and link projects in technical innovations. The second line deals with specific burn surgery projects, defining population aspects and developing and using various post-trauma and post-burn reconstructive surgery techniques.

 

Research group on Urban Violence.

Role: co-research/member.

Organization: University of Antioquia, Colombia.

Supervisor: Jaime Arturo Gomez.

Start date: February 2003.

End date: December 2007.

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The group studies the conceptual aspects of urban violence, violence in the city, social bond and violence scenarios. The group aims to be a reference group, national and international, in the production and discussion on urban violence and to be a reference for public policies. The research group provided elements for the solution of the crisis in the city. Promote the construction of a network of researchers in institutions interested in the study of urban violence.

Scholarly Activities:

Hotbed on the way to basic health sciences, Department of Morphology, School of Medicine, University of Antioquia, Colombia.

Role: Assistant teacher.

Start date: July 1998. End date: June 2000

It was a program that was running on Saturday for students at the high school. I was the assistant teacher of the physiology and morphology module and the laboratory. The purpose of the program was to generate interest of the students for the science and health undergrads. It was 10 hours per week, mostly during weekends all year round. It was a huge opportunity to improve my oral communication and presentations and my abilities as a teacher.

 

Assistant teacher, School of Bacteriology, University of Antioquia, Colombia.

Role: Assistant teacher.

Start date: July 1998. End date: June 2000

It was at the end of my medical school. I was an assistant teacher at the Department of Physiology and Morphology. I coordinated the physiology lab and participated in specific classes with the students. I prepared the presentations for the course and the interactive material for the laboratory. It was for students of bacteriology, and I had the opportunity to expand my knowledge about oral presentations, communication, and interactive material for education.

 

Nefron Ltda, Renal Unit, Hospital San Vicente Fundacion, Medellin, Colombia.

Role: Monitor- Library assistant.

Start date: October 1998. End date: May 2000

I worked 10 hours per week with the nephrology section of the Hospital San Vicente. I participated in collecting information about the dialysis unit and the renal transplantation unit. I classified, labelled, and organized the medical journals in the section’s medical library, and I also controlled the loans and the inventory of the collection. I had the opportunity to work with staff, internal medicine residents, and nephrology fellows, and I was involved in the transplant coordination model.

 

Assistant teacher Department of Physiology and Biochemistry University of Antioquia, Faculty of Medicine, Colombia.

Role: Assistant teacher Morphology and Physiology.

Start date: June 1998. End date: December 1998

It was at the end of my medical school. I worked 10 hours per week as an assistant teacher at the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry at the school of medicine at the University of Antioquia. I coordinated the physiology lab and participated in specific classes with the students. I prepared the presentations for the course and the interactive material for the laboratory. It was for medical students and the school of pharmaceutical chemistry.

 

Colombian Society of Nephrology.

Role: Monitor- Assistant.

Start date: May 1998. End date: October 1998.

I participated in preparing the National Symposium on Dialysis and Transplantation held by the Colombian Association of Nephrology in 1998. I had to translate the abstract of the poster and presentation from Spanish to English. During the symposium, I was on the stand of the Society charging the annual fee for members. I also presented the journal of the Society of all the members. I had the opportunity to interact with specialists around the country. I worked 10 hours per week for six months.

RESEARCH PROJECTS:

In-hospital treatment requirements in ambulatory Aesthetic Surgery: complications analysis of 13.411 cases and surgical practice repercussions for COVID-19 pandemic

Role: Research of the project.

Date: 2020

Paper published at the Iberoamerican Plastic Surgery Journal.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on residents’ academic training of medical and surgical specializations at the University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.

Role: Research of the project.

Date: 2020

Paper submitted to the Colombia Medical Journal. (Iatreia) Pending approval.

Clinical and epidemiological profile of patients with upper limb amputation who are potential candidates for a composite tissue transplant in two hospital institutions in Medellín, Colombia during the period 2018-2019.

Role: Co-research of the project.

November 2019 – present.

Implementation of the OSAT tool in the microsurgery laboratory at the University of Antioquia.

Research group of Plastic Surgery, University of Antioquia, Medellín Colombia.

Role: Research of the project.

Date: 2018

Paper submitted to the Iatreia Journal. Pending approval.

Error rating tool to identify and analyze technical errors and events in Robotic Partial Nephrectomy in treating patients with localized kidney tumours.

Role: I analyzed the recorded surgeries and filled them in the database. December 2017 –April 2018.

Director Dr. Alaina Garbens, Research Program, International Centre for Surgical Safety, St. Michael’s – Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Epidemiology of Hand Trauma in 2015. Hospital San Vicente de Paul.

Research group of Plastic Surgery, University of Antioquia, Medellín Colombia.

Role:  Research assessor.

January 2017 – June 2018.

Safety and Complications in an accredited freestanding ambulatory plastic surgical center: a review of 13,411 consecutive cases.

Research group of Plastic Surgery, University of Antioquia, Medellín Colombia.

Role: Principal research, collected and analyzed the data.

January 2011- August 2013.

PUBLICATIONS
PRESENTATIONS

Published Work:

  • López Ríos AA, Patrón Gómez AS, Vélez Lara JC. Requerimiento de servicios hospitalarios en Cirugía Estética ambulatoria: análisis de complicaciones en 13.411 casos consecutivos e implicaciones para la práctica en el contexto de la pandemia COVID-19. Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana 2021;47:144–53. https://doi.org/10.4321/s0376-78922021000200005

 

  • López Rios, A. A. (2013). Wrist Trauma: scaphoids trauma. Memories 13th update course in general medical knowledge: The resident’s vision, focus on medical-surgical specialties. Medellín, National Association of Interns and Residents-ANIR: 457-486.

https://isbn.cloud/9789589896655/la-vision-del-residente-enfoques-en-especialidades-medico-quirurgicas/

  • Agudelo L., Gómez J., López A., De los Rios A., Qintero J., Alvarez T. Velez B., Castaneda G. Social Representations: A different Perspective on the Study of Violence. Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría, XXXVI (2):223-236, Junio 2007.

http://www.scielo.org.co/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0034-74502007000200006

Conference Poster Presentations:

  • Agudelo L., Gómez J., López A., De los Rios A., Qintero J., Alvarez T. Velez B., Castaneda G. Social Representations: Different Perspective on the Study of Violence. Fifth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Illinois, USA; May 20-23, 2008.

Oral Presentations:

  • López Rios, A. A. (2020). Bite wound management. Knowledge in Surgery Symposia. Faculty of Medicine, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.
  • López Rios, A. A. (2016). Wounds. What’s new in Plastic Surgery. Faculty of Medicine, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.
  • López Rios, A. A. (2015). Chronic Wounds. V Symposia: Plastic surgery for family doctors, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.
  • López Rios, A. A. (2014). Wounds and dressings. IV Symposia: Plastic surgery for family doctors, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.
  • López Rios, A. A. (2013). Wounds and dressings. What’s new in Plastic Surgery. Faculty of Medicine, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.
  • López Rios, A. A. (2013). Wrist Trauma: Scaphoid 13° Update Course general doctors: The point of view of residents. Medellín, Colombia.
  • Lopez Rios AA. Early complications in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in the ambulatory center in Medellín, Colombia. (2009-2011); 24/05/2012; Medellín, Colombia.: XIX Congress of Ibero Latin-American Federation and XVII International Course of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the Colombian Plastic Surgery Society. Medellín, Colombia.