Academic and professional profile
His vocation, came early, while living in his homecountry, Colombia, where he used to sneak into the family library when he was only 11 years old and spend hours exploring his father and grandfather’s medical book collection, since both had medical backgrounds. Years later, the soon-to-be doctor moved to USA and from there to Spain, in Valencia, where he studied medicine with specialization in dermatology in 1976.
Dr. Serrano, supporter of the idea that a dermatologist is the ideal figure to formulate dermocosmetic products, then pursued his dream. With the help of a pharmacist, he started to create master formulas. The doctor and his patients soon began to enjoy the benefits of these new formulas.
A few years later, he created the Clínica Dr. Serrano in Valencia where his patients began to use all these new formulas.
After this opening, he continued with his dream and obsession to manufacture his own products, and thus Sesderma Laboratories came to be in Rafelbuñol. This company has achieved great successes and has even expanded giving rise to new brands like Mediderma, Skinshop, Dietses and Dermopartners.
In addition, Dr. Gabriel Serrano is author of more than 150 scientific publications and member of both national and international Dermatological Societies.
Below, we highlight the most important information about his career:
- Bachelor of Medicine
Medicine Faculty, Universidad de Valencia, 1970-1976.
- Resident doctor of the Dermatology Department
Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, 1976-1978.
- Medical resident and Dermatologist
Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, 1978-1982.
- Doctor of Medicine cum laude
Ph.D. thesis. Photo sensitivity induced by drugs: Clinico-pathological, photo-biological and photo-biochemical studies during 10 years (1980-1989).
- Professor of Dermatology
Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, 1982-1988.
- Clinical chief of the Dermatology department
Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, for more than 25 years.
- Founder and President of Sesderma S.L
Rafelbunol, Valencia, 1989 – present.