Jesús San Miguel, MD, PhD Jesús San-Miguel, MD, Ph.D., is a professor of medicine-hematology and Director of Clinical and Translational Medicine at the University of Navarra in Spain. Previously, he was director of the Hematology Department of the University Hospital of Salamanca, Spain, for more than 2 decades; also was President of the International Myeloma Society from 2012 until 2019.
Prof. San-Miguel has published over 900 original papers (873 in international journals) and has an H index of 119. He has made important contributions to myeloma cell biology in areas such as immunophenotyping, risk of progression from monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance or smouldering MM into active MM, and minimal residual disease, as well as, making important contributions in the area of therapeutics, including studies for new antimyeloma drugs at the preclinical and clinical levels, including proteasome inhibitors, immunomodulatory drugs, and histone deacetylases.
He is member of the Academy of Pharmacy of Castilla Leon and Honorary member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Salamanca, as well as member of the Advisory Board of the International Myeloma Foundation, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Carreras Foundation, and board member of the Spanish Hematology and Genome Foundations. He has been Associate Editor of Blood and Haematologica and is member of the editorial board of several scientific journals. He has served as Director of the Biomedical Research Institute of Salamanca (Spain) and Vice Director of the Cancer Research Center (Salamanca). Also was Chairman of the Spanish Myeloma Group (GEM), Board Councillor for the European Association, Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the IXth Congress (2004), President of the 15th European Hematology Association (EHA) Congress, and organizer of the IXth International Myeloma Workshop held in Salamanca (2003).
He has received numerous honors, including the Gregorio Marañón National Research Award in Medicine 2021 (Spain), the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences Bob Pinedo Cancer Care Award 2020, the Michaeli Award, the Waldenström Award, the Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award, EHA José Carreras Award, HamWasserman Lecture Award; the Celgene Life Achievement Career Award, the Rey Jaime I on Medical Research Award among others.