Years of practice

Areas of interest



Location where he was Board Certified


Professional Position (present)



Educaction / Degrees


Post Doctoral Training (overseas)


29 years

Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
Cell therapies (stem cell therapies, and immune-based cell therapies)


School of Medicine, University of Barcelona. Doctor of Medicine (PhD) (1989)


Chief of Gastroenterology Department. Hospital Clinic Barcelona.
Chief of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit. Hospital Clinic Barcelona.
Associate Professor of Medicine. School of Medicine. University of Barcelona.

School of Medicine. University of Barcelona. Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery (1980)
Hospital Clinic. Specialist in Gastroenterology and Hepatology (1985)

School of Medicine. University of Barcelona. Doctor of Medicine (PhD). Magna Cum Laude (1989

Department of Physiology, LSU, Shreveport LA, USA 1993-1995

Pharmacia Research Laboratories, Kalamazoo MI, USA 1995-1996

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Educational activities


Resident in Gastroenterology and Hepatology (1981 – 1984). Hospital Clinic Barcelona.
Research Fellow Hepatology Department. Hospital Clinic Barcelona 1985
Staff member Department of Digestive Diseases (1985-1990). Hospital Mutua Terrassa
Staff member Gastroenterology Department (1990-1996). Hospital Clinic Barcelona

Senior Specialist (1996-2001). Hospital Clinic Barcelona
Consulting Gastroenterologist. Hospital Clinic Barcelona (2001-present)
Chief of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Unit. Hospital Clinic Barcelona (1996-present)
Chief of Gastroenterology Department. Hospital Clinic Barcelona (2010-present)
Associate Professor of Medicine. University of Barcelona (2001-present)
Global Advisor for the development of studies in inflammatory bowel disease for: Abbott, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB.


Hospital Clinic Barcelona


American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).
Scientific Committee of the United European Gastroenterology Federation (UEGF)
European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization (ECCO).
Permanent member of the group for the development of clinical guidelines of ECCO.
Director of the group for development of imaging guidelines in IBD for ECCO and ESGAR (European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology).
American Physiological Society
Founding member of the Spanish Association of Gastroenterology
Catalan Society of Digestology
Honorary Member of the Department of Physiology, LSU, Shereveport, LA, USA
Member of the Board of Doctors of the University of Barcelona
Member of the IBD expert group of Conselleria de Sanitat, Catalan Government.


460 presentations in national and international congresses

180 invited lectures


212 articles (160 in international journals). Citations 5081, H index: 35.
34 book chapters in national and international publications.
Associate Editor of Gut, of Gastroenterología y Hepatología Continuada.
Member of the Editorial Board of Gut, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Gastroenterología y Hepatología, Microcirculation, World Journal of Gastroenterology, Revista Médica de Chile.
Reviewer of American Journal of Pathology, American Journal of Physiology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Annals of Surgery, BioMed Central, British Journal of Pharmacology, British Journal of Radiology, Clinical Nutrition, Diabetologia, Digestive and Liver Diseases, European Journal lf Pharmacology, Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs, Gastroenterología y Hepatología, Gastroenterology, Gut, Hepatology, International Journal of Cancer, International Journal of Radiation Biology, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Journal lf Hepatology, Journal of Leukocyte Biology, Medicina Clinica, Microcirculation, Pharmaceutical Research, Radiation Research, Radiology

Reviewer for the following research agencies: Broad Foundation (USA); Welcome Trust (United Kingdom); The Eli and Edyte L. Board Foundation (United Kingdom); Fonds National Suisse de la Recherche Scientifique (Swizerland); Agencia Nacional de Evaluación Prospectiva (ANECA) Ministry of Health, Spanish Government; National program on biomedical research of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Spanish Government.


Professor of Medicine. Department of Medicine. School of Medicine. University of Barcelona.
International Clinical  Observation Programs in the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Unit, Hospital Clínic Barcelona

Teaching of national residents ( 3 per year) and national and international fellows in the IBD Unit (6 per year).