Dr. Luis Martínez-Piñeiro Lorenzo

Dr. Luis Martínez-Piñeiro Lorenzo


MD, PhD. Autonomous University of Madrid, awarded with extraordinary Prize. Degree of Doctor CUM LAUDE.

Educational Commision for Foreign Medical Graduates U.S.A (ECFMG) Certificate and "European Board of Urology" Certificate, granted by the European Association of Urology.

"Postdoctoral Research Fellow" at the University of California, San Francisco, EEUU

Advanced course of urologic laparoscopy at the urology department of the Klinikum Heilbronn Hospital in Germany.

Academic and Teaching Activity

Urology Professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid, the European University of Madrid, the Complutense University of Madrid, the University of Alcalá de Henares and the European Urology School, since 1990.

Tutor for residents of the Urology Service at the La Paz Hospital in Madrid (1999-2007).

Director of 45 Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Practical Courses, held at the La Paz Hospital between 2003 and 2007.

Director of 3 International Laparoscopic Surgery Courses with live surgery "Urolap 2004", "Urolap 2005" and "Urolap 2007".

Awarded the Willy Gregoir Medal 2023, the highest decoration awarded by the European Association of Urology, in recognition of his essential contribution to the development of urology in Europe.

Research Activity

From 1986 to 1991, research on the pathophysiology of metabolic acidosis in transileal urinary derivations and his treatment with nicotinic acid (thesis topic).

FIS Scholarship for further studies at the University of California, San Francisco (1991-92). (Expedient Number: 91/5107).

Scholarship for Foreign Studies (1991) from the Spanish Association of Urology. Study of the vesicular neurophysiology and the physiology of erection.

Study of the topographic anatomy of the penile arteries and morphometric erectile tissue of the human penis, in collaboration with Dr. Javier Regadera from the Department of Morphology at the Autonomous University of Madrid from 1993 to 1998.Thesis topic from Mr. Emilio Julve Villalta, entitled: Anatomical, morphometric and immunohistochemical study of arteries and cavernous structures of the human penis.

Research help of the Foundation for Urology Research in 1996 and FIS Scholarship (96/2135) for the Project: Hematogenous spread study in prostate cancer, by detecting circulating tumor cells using polymerase chain reaction.

First prize of the Foundation for Urology Research in 1999 for the Project: Correlation between phosphatase tissue levels and activated by mitogen (MKP-1) kinase-1 protein and Gleason score in patients with localized prostate cancer.

Scholarship del Health Research Fund (FIS) for the project (00/862): Routes of hormone resistance and evaluation analysis of early detection methods for metastases. Principal Investigator: Dra. Rosario Perona Bellón.Participation in 36 clinical trials.

Node IIB researcher of the RTICCC Network from the Institute Carlos III for cancer research, since 2004.Grant for R&D activities (2+2) between research groups of the Community of Madrid in biomedicine.Coordinator Dr. Santos Mañes Brotón.

Principal Investigator of one of the 7 investigating groups from the program Inmunothercan, which investigates the tumor immunity and cancer immunotherapy within the program of activities R & D (2 + 2) between research groups of the Community of Madrid in Biomedicine (B.O.C.M Num.308, pg 30, orden 6680/2011; BOCM-20111228-13).

Professional Activity

Urology Resident at La Paz Hospital (1986-1990).

Staff member from the Urology Department at La Paz Hospital from 1991 until 2007.

Chairman of the Urology Unit at Infanta Sofia Hospital (San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid) from 2007 to 2016.

Chairman of the Urology Department at La Paz University Hospital (Madrid) since november 2016. Chosen as the best urology service in Spain and the 13th worldwide in 2023 by the Newsweek magazine.

Scientific Activity

Tutor for residents of the Urology Service at the La Paz Hospital in Madrid (1999-2007).

Member of the Examination and Education Committee of the European Board of Urology (Urological Testing and Education Committee of the European Urology Rector Agency in this area) since December 2000.

Associate Member of the EORTC (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer, European Organization for Cancer Investigation and Treatment) from 1997 until 2000.

Member of the Committee of Experts on Urological Tumours of the General Directorate of Planning, Training and Research of the Health Counseling of the Community of Madrid since September 1993 (BOCM, 08.11.93, Num. 18: pg 18, resolution 119/1993).

Member of the "Office of Continuing Education" of the Spanish Urological Association since January 2001.

Member of the Working Group for Urological Injuries of the European Association of Urology (UAE Working Group on Urological Trauma) since the year 2002 until 2011.

Director of the 'Resident's Office' (Office for resident physicians) of the European Association of Urology from 2002 to 2011.

Member of the Board of the European Association of Urology since May 2004 until 2016.

Chairman of the "Section Office" of the European Association of Urology from 2008 to 2016.

Associate Editor of the journal "Archivos Españoles de Urología" from 1990 to the present.

Reviewer of the magazine "Oncology Magazine" from 1999 to 2013.

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Urology Integrated Research" from 1996 to 2001.

Director of the video publication 'School of Urological Surgery’ from January 2005 to December 2007.

Reviewer of European Urology from 2001.

Member of the ‘Editorial Board’ of European Urology since 2006.

President and National Coordinator of the CUETO group (Spanish Urological Club for Cancer Treatment) from 2017 to the present.


Author of 212 scientific articles. First author: 54 articles (37 in foreign journals).

Author of 53 chapters in books (10 as first author and 4 of them in english with international diffusion).

Author of 74 scientific teaching videos (29 as first author).

27 surgical demonstrations broadcast live.

Presentation of 444 communications at scientific meetings (131 as first author).

567 participations as a guest professor that includes conferences, round table participations, symposiums and courses.

Diplomas and Awards

More then 40 awards for scientific papers and videos

  • Awarded by the Health, Healthcare and Pharmacy Observatory recognizing Dr. Luis Mtz-Piñeiro as one of the five specialists with the best reputation in Spain in Urology

  • Awarded by the European Urology magazine in recognition of its continued work and support.

  • Awarded during the 27th EAU Annual Congress. Paris, February 24-28, 2012, for the largest oncology clinical research article published in European Urology during 2011. Fernández-Gómez J, Madero R, Solsona E, Unda M, Martínez-Piñeiro L , Ojea A, Portillo J, Montesinos M, Gonzalez M, Pertusa C, Rodriguez-Molina J, Camacho JE, Rabadan M, Astobieta A, Isorna S, Muntañola P, Gimeno A, Blas M, Martinez-Piñeiro JA; Spanish Urological Oncology Treatment Club: The EORTC tables overestimate the risk of recurrence and progression in patients with non-invasive muscle bladder cancer treated with Calmette-Guérin bacillus: external validation of the EORTC risk tables . Eur Urol. 2011 60: 423-30. (INTERNATIONAL).

  • Best Video Award presented at the LXV National Congress of Urology for the film Martínez-Piñeiro, L ., García Mediero, JM, Cárcamo, P., García-Matres, MJ, de la Peña, JJ: Vaginal and external genital reconstruction in the persistence of the urogenital sinus. LXV National Congress of Urology, Madrid, May, 2000.

  • Jean Paul Ginestie Award for the best research work in the field of impotence: Hsu, GL, Brock, GB, Trigo-Rocha, F., Martínez-Piñeiro, L., Lue, TF: The three dimensional structure of the human tunica albuginea: At an anatomical and ultrastructural level. V World Impotence Congress and VIII Symposium on Revascularization of the Cavernous Body. Milan, Italy, September 13-18, 1992

  • Award for the best communication presented during the XXXIII Congress of the American Confederation of Urology (CAU). Pablo Secín, Mario Alvarez Maestro, Luis Martinez-Piñeiro, Felix Santaella: Hispanic-American experience in minimally intrusive partial nephrectomy. XXXIII Congress of the American Confederation of Urology (CAU), November 23-27, 2014, Punta del Este, Uruguay

  • Best Video Award presented at the LXXI National Congress of Urology for the movie Martínez-Piñeiro, L . , Cansino, JR, Sánchez, C., Tabernero, A., Cisneros, J., de la Peña, JJ: Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Differences between intra and interfascial technique. LXXI National Congress of Urology, Seville, 10-13 June, 2006.

  • Second prize for the best poster presentation during the XV Congress of the European Urology Association for the work: Solsona , E., González, M., Fernández, J., Pertusa, C., Hernández, R., Bernuy, C., Unda, M., Rabadan, M., Martínez-Piñeiro, L., Nogueira, JL, Rodriguez, J. and members of the CUETO Group: Random trial comparing intravesical chemo-induction with MMC to immunotherapy with BCG versus intravesical BCG, in patients with intermediate-high risk superficial bladder cancer. Preliminary results of the CUETO trial 93009. XV Congress of the European Association of Urology, Brussels, April 12-15, 2000.

  • Best film award: Genital reconstructive surgery in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Martínez-Piñeiro, J.A., Martínez-Piñeiro, L.. European Association of Urology. 8th Congress. London, United Kingdom, May 18-21, 1988.

  • Spanish Association of Urology Award "Joaquín Albarrán" for the film: Pseudohermaphroditism reconstructive surgery. Martínez-Piñeiro, J.A., Martínez-Piñeiro, L.. 53 National Congress of Urology. Bilbao, June 12-15, 1988.