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IPOS Member Profile: María Fernanda Montaña (Argentina)

4 Mar 2023 11:29 AM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

Lic María Fernanda Montaña, She is psychologist from Argentina.  She works in the field of psycho-oncology since 2005 in research, clinical practice and teaching. She started her training with oncology patient trough a fellowship in the public hospital (oncology department - Carlos Durand Hospital) for 12 years. Later she had a postgraduate course of Psycho oncology at UCA and INC (National Cancer Institute of Argentina) and got a Master in Palliative Care at Palmas de Gran Canaria University. In September 2014 She was the Winner of the first Dr Schavelzon Award of the Argentinian Medical Asociation (AMA). Since 2021, and she is the Vice President of the Commitee of Psycho-Oncology at the AMA. Since October 2016 she is Staff of the Oncology Department at the Británico Hospital (Coordinator of the Psycho-oncology Area), member of the Psycho-oncology Group at Aleman Hospital, and since 2021 coordinator of the Psycho-social area at Lalcec. In the field of education she is Professor and Director of the postgraduate diploma of Psycho-oncology at UCA (Argentinian Catholic University), Professor of the Master of Psycho-oncology and Palliative Care at the UEMC (Miguel de Cervantes European University), Teacher of the Master of Psycho-oncology at the Favaloro University, Vice director of the Psycho Oncology Post graduate course at the Argentinian Medical Association. She received training for Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for advanced cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and she did and observership in MSKCC too . She is a member of FIPOL (Latin American Oncologic Psychosocial Oncology Research Training). She is currently researching about existential suffering at the SIG of suffering at the Britanico Hospital, interested in developing the Psycho-Oncology field in Argentina, as well as in Latin America, with the aim of supporting compassionate care.

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