UI Physician Inducted into the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia

On April 18, 2017, surrounded by Spain’s most prominent physicians, Jesus Gonzalez Bosquet, MD, PhD, was inducted into the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia–a prestigious organization founded in 1770 and based in Barcelona, Spain.

The Academy is composed of 60 tenured members (called Numeraris) and approximately 120 academic correspondents. The organization functions as an advisory board for science and health to the Catalonian administration.

“Nobel laureate Santiago Ramon i Cajal was also a member of this organization that has its headquarters at the old Medical School of the University of Barcelona, a historic landmark,” says Gonzalez Bosquet. “At my induction, I gave a research presentation in an old anatomical amphitheater behind a large marble table that was once used to dissect cadavers.”

Gonzalez Bosquet was born in Madrid and raised in Barcelona. He attended medical school at the University of Barcelona and completed his PhD and first residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Autonomous University of Barcelona. In 2000, he moved to the United States where he completed another residency in obstetrics and gynecology and his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. In addition, Gonzalez completed a fellowship in bioinformatics and translational genomics at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD.

It was this list of impressive qualifications that turned heads at the Academy.

“There are a number of different reasons people are inducted,” says Gonzalez Bosquet. “A lot of it is based on public perception, research, and your academic career.”

Gonzalez Bosquet was nominated by his former professor, Dr. Xavier Iglesias Guiu, and was voted into the Academy by the Numeraris as an Academic Correspondent on December 13, 2016.

“This award is especially meaningful for my dad, who still lives in Barcelona,” says Gonzalez Bosquet. “I am honored by this recognition. I hope to make significant contributions to science while at the University of Iowa.”

Monday, May 8, 2017