Dr. Villarejo is an expert in neurosurgery, a specialty that deals with brain surgery and its covers, spinal pathology, and peripheral nerve surgery
Dr. Francisco Villarejo was born in Malaga and graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1970. The specialization in Neurosurgery came in 1975 and in 1985 he reads his doctoral thesis, Cum Laude, at the University of Valladolid under the title “Post-injection Sciatic Palsy. Clinical and Experimental Study”.
He completed the internship at the Department of Neurosurgery of the Institute of Oncology and Residence in the Sanitary City of La Paz, where he was subsequently named Deputy Doctor of Neurosurgery and at the end of his residence, he worked as a “Senior House Officer” at Newcastle General Hospital ( England) and at the Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto).
Between 1977 and 1988 he worked as Head of the Neurosurgery Section of the La Paz Hospital in Madrid. Since then until 2016, he served as Head of the Neurosurgery Service of the Hospital del Niño Jesús (Madrid). He is currently an Honorary Professor of the Department of Pediatrics at the Autonomous University of Madrid and a member of the most important national and international societies of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Pediatrics, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and American Epilepsy Society.
Nowadays, he has already presented more than 600 communications in National and International Congresses and organized 40 International Congresses, among them, the XIV World Congress of Pediatric Neurosurgery and the I International Congress on Epilepsy Surgery.
Apart from this, he directed summer courses at the University of El Escorial and Almería. He published more than 300 international newspapers (Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Surgical Neurology, Epilepsy, Spine, Child’s Nervous System, Epileptic Disorders, Neurology) and in Spanish newspapers and magazines of the specialty (Neurology, Neurosurgery). He has also collaborated in 10 books, writing fundamental chapters on the topic of epilepsy.
Doctor Villarejo is the main author of 10 books: "Atlas of Pediatric Neurosurgical Techniques" edited by Karger, "Epilepsy Treatment" edited by Santos, "Pediatric Neurosurgery" edited by Ergon, "Tumors of the Central Nervous System in Children" edited by Ergon, "Surgery of the Spine ”edited by Ergon,“ Lumbar disc herniation: Diagnosis and treatment ”edited by Ergon,“ Pathology of the Vertebral Column in the third ”edited by Ergon,“ Lumbar canal stenosis ”edited by Ergon,“ Minimally Invasive Surgery of the spine "edited by Ergon and" Cervical Spine Surgery "edited by Ergon.
He was also a member of the Spanish Society of Neurosurgery (SENEC), vice president of the Spanish League against Epilepsy (LECE), secretary of the Spanish Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery (SENEP) and the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN).
Throughout his career he was distinguished with different awards for his specialty and professional career. Recently he has been granted with the Gold Medal of the Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery in Barcelona and the Gold Medal of the Spanish Society of Neurosurgery in Salamanca.