Dr Medina, the owner of the British Surgery of Lanzarote, graduated in 1979. He studied for an Orthopaedic and Trauma specialization in 1985, before attending the Emergency Unit of the Instituto Ortopedico Toscano in Florence, Italy for several years. He then lived and worked in the UK before coming to Lanzarote in the early nineties.
Dr Medina participates annually in medical training programmes and in 2012 was awarded 21 credits (category one) at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
His interest in supporting voluntary work overseas led him to India and Nepal in 2012 where he took part in a vaccination programme for homeless children.
Dr Medina enjoys sports in general and constantly works at keeping himself fit. He practices several sports including tennis, golf and skiing.
He is well known on the island as the Iron Doc, since he participated for the first time in the Lanzarote Ironman, shortly after his 50th birthday. Since then, Dr Medina has completed six Ironman competitions in both Lanzarote and the World Ironman Championship in Kona-Hawaii.
In 2012 the British Surgery was represented in the Ocean Lava Triathlon, in a team formed with his former wife and his oldest daughter, herself a medical student.
Dr Medina is extremely enthusiastic about Lanzarote’s natural beauty and likes to be considered as an unofficial Ambassador for the Island.