Medical

AIDA official Medical Section

Juan M. Valdivia-Valdivia

M.D.

F.A.A.N.S.

Education

University of Arizona, Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery - Chief resident, neurosurgery (2008-2009)

Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ - Senior neurosurgery resident, focus: Skull base surgery and complex spine (2008)

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ - Senior neurosurgery resident (2007)

University of Arizona, Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery - Neurosurgery resident, focus: epilepsy surgery & DBS surgery for Parkinson’s disease (2004-2009)

University of Illinois at Chicago, UIC-MGH - General Surgery Internship - General Surgery Internship (2003-2004)

University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL - Neurosurgery & neuro-intensive care unit (2001)

Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL - Neurosurgery (2000)

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Medical School UPCH, Lima, Peru - Physician-Surgeon (MD) (2002)

Freediving, Diving

AIDA Instructor

AIDA Consultant

AIDA, Physician at Disciplinary Commitee

Inventor: 5-min Mini Neuro exam for freedivers (2017)

AIDA International , Director-Medical and Science Communications

AIDA Instructor

AIDA Instructor

AIDA 1&2 Freediver Course. Dean’s Blue Hole. Long Island, Bahamas (2014)

AIDA 3&4 Freediver Course. Dean’s Blue Hole. Long Island, Bahamas (2015)

AIDA MASTER Class, Dean’s Blue Hole. Long Island, Bahamas (2015)

AIDA Judge course, Roatan Honduras (2017)

AIDA Director of Medical and Science Communications (2017-Present)

AIDA, Physician at Disciplinary Committee (2018-Present)

AIDA Peru, Director Ejecutivo, (2016-Present)

Homologacion PADI, CMAS, (2018)

Current personal bests:
- Static Apnea: 5 min;
- Depth:
•     Free Immersion Discipline 52 meters, and Constant Weight (CWT): 50 Meters ( Oficial AIDA Marks) (2016);
•     Personal Best FIM and CWT 56meters (2016);
•     Five-minute neuro-exam for free divers. A proposed tool for neurological assessment to prevent decompression sickness. From Freedivers to Freedivers (2016)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BayCare Medical Group. Tampa, FL - Neurosurgeon (2015-present)

Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital - Chief of neurological surgery (2010-2015)

University of Michigan, Department of Neurosurgery - Assistant professor of neurosurgery (2013-2015)

VA Ann Arbor Health Care System - Site director, neurosurgery resident rotation (2012-2015)

Emory University, Department of Neurosurgery - Clinical instructor/neurosurgical oncology fellow (2014)

University of Michigan, Department of Neurosurgery - Clinical lecturer (2010-2014)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/CONSULTING

Blue Element International Freediving Competition, Competition Physician Safety Team Member (2016)

Safety Team Physician. World Record Attempt and Win, William Trubridge. No Fins Discipline: 102 mts (2016)

Safety Team Physician. Dean’s Blue Hole, Long Island, Bahamas, (2016)

AIDA Peru Medical Director. Peru Chapter for the International Association for Development of Apnea (Freediving), Medical Director (2015-Present)

Designer RTI pioneer spinal deformity instrumentation set (2016)

National football league-NFL, unaffiliated NFL neurosurgeon consultant, Tampa, FL (2015-Present)

Team neurosurgeon/physician consultant peruvian national surfing team FENTA :
- National sport surfing federacion & ALAS
- Latin american association of professional surfers, Lima, Peru (2013-Present)

Peruvian general body of volunteer firefighters, sub-lieutenant (Rank), first aid curriculum development, EMS services. Primary patient care & community response planning in natural disasters, Lima, Peru, current Ad Honorem Consultant (1997-2003)

Group leader-moderator, "Cedro" natural leaders, group-based support system for teenagers, Lima, Peru, (1993-1998)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

Sports Physician of professional basketball team of MBA, Russia (2014-present)

Sports Physician of Professional rally team KAMAZ-Master, Russia (2014-present)

RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

AANS/CNS Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, section member since (2010)

AANS/CNS Section of Tumors, Section Member Since (2012)

AANS/CNS Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, section member since (2010)

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), member since (2010)

Arizona Neurosurgical Society, fellow member since (2004)

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), member since (2010)

Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons (MANS), member since (2010)

Peruvian American Medical Society (PAMS), active member since (2012)

SLAN: Society of Latin American Neurosurgeons (USA-Canada Chapter), member since (2010)

Miscellaneous

Author of 15 publications, 3 book chapters, 9 poster presentations.

Author of the "Five-minute neurological exam for Freedivers"(proposed).

Editorial Board Member. JScholar-Journal of Neurophysiology and Neurological Disorders (JNND) (2013-Present).

Reviewer for PLOS ONE, 2014. Academic Editor: Paul Park, MD.

Reviewer for the Open Spine Journal, 2009-2010. Editor-in-Chief: Toru Hasegawa, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University, Department of Neurosurgery - Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship, Emphasis on Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery & Pituitary Surgery (2014)

UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center for Image Guided Neurosurgery - Principles & Practice of Gamma Knife, Special Emphasis on Perfection Training (2012)

University of Michigan, Department of Neurosurgery - Complex & Reconstructive Spine Surgery Fellowship, Focus: Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery & Scoliosis Surgery(2010)