She fought on the front lines during COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit

Dr María del Mar Luque

Dr. María del Mar Luque Fernández is a specialist in Intensive Care Medicine, Regenerative Medicine and a university expert in Medical Genetics. She has a university postgraduate degree in Physiological Aging Medicine and a university master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

Throughout her career, she has not stopped training, driven by her inexhaustible curiosity. Innovation, passion and vocation have marked her trajectory, which has become more vital than ever with the arrival of COVID-19.

The doctor is part of the Intensive Medicine team at Hospital Virgen de la Victoria, located in Malaga, Spain, and, since 2020, she has been in charge of the first line of COVID-infected patients at the Intensive Care Unit. “Our ICU was suddenly full of patients with sudden respiratory failure, who worsened at breakneck speed without even giving us time to think” recalls Dr Luque.

She is also passionate about new technologies, having been Chief Medical Officer of several Artificial Intelligence companies in Medicine, applied to diagnostic solutions in the field of imaging. She is based in Switzerland with a development office in Bangalore, India.

Currently, she combines her clinical activity with the position of head of investor relations, within the Smart Meeting business network, which allows her to lend projects to investors to raise funds in the field of Medicine and Biotechnology. In addition, Dr. Luque intervenes as a Senior Advisor, evaluating projects focused on these areas.

Dr. Luque also does important research and informative work. She has written several book chapters and articles in specialized magazines. She often attends to conferences and symposiums in her specialty and is in constant training, always posted to the latest advances in her specialty. She also has an outstanding teaching activity, being a teacher in several courses and schools, such as the Virgen de La Paz University School of Nursing in Ronda, attached to the University of Malaga, Spain.

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