Dr Antequera is a Consultant Surgeon at St Bernard’s Hospital in Gibraltar. He earned his PhD in 2004 with a thesis on organ Transplantation. Since then, his research has focused predominantly on Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery, and trying to find early markers of metabolic disturbances among obese patients that allow physicians to prioritise those patients on the waiting list for weight loss surgery.
He has been associate professor of surgery at European University of Madrid and Honorary professor of surgery at Rey Juan Carlos University and Trinity College of Dublin: He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and recently became Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He also has strong interest in Global Health and Humanitarian Surgery. He is President of the board of trustees of “El Compromiso Foundation” to try to bring surgical care to the poorest countries in Africa.