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Surgial Technique


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Post Doctoral Training (overseas)

• Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Arrhythmias

• Radiofrequency ablation of arrhythmias
• Implantation of devices (CRT, ICD, Pacemakers)

• 28 years

• Cardiac arrhythmias: supraventricular and ventricular tachycardias, sudden death (genetic
and familial arrhythmias, Brugada syndrome, Long QT syndrome, sports and Sudden Death)
• Atrial fibrillation

• School of Medicine, University of Barcelona. Doctor of Medicine (PhD) (1981)
• Montpellier, France 1989
• Maastricht, The Netherlands 1990

• Medical Director. Hospital Clínic Barcelona
• Head of the Pediatric Arrhythmia Unit. Sant Joan de Déu Pediatric Hospital. Barcelona
• Head of the Arrhythmia Unit. Pilar Sant Jordi Cardiovascular Centre. Barcelona
• Professor of Medicine. School of Medicine. University of Barcelona

• Honours Degree in Medicine and Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, 1981
• School of Medicine. University of Barcelona. Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (PhD), Cum Laude (1987)
• Specialist in Biology and Sports Medicine, University of Montpellier I, France, 1988

• University of Montpellier I, France
• University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands
• Cardiovascular Centre, Aalst, Belgium

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Education activities

• Resident in Cardiology and Associate Researcher (1983-1988). Hospital Saint Eloi, Montpellier. France
• Assistant Professor, Physiology Department (1988-1989.) University of Limburg, Maastricht.
The Netherlands
• Associate Professor (1990-1991). The Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Cardiology
Department, University of Limburg, Maastricht. The Netherlands
• Head of Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Department (1991-2005). University of Barcelona
• Head of the Arrhythmia Unit. Pilar Sant Jordi Cardiovascular Centre. Barcelona (1993-present)
• Head of the Arrhythmia Unit. Sant Joan de Déu Pediatric Hospital. Barcelona (1998-present)
• Director of Thorax Institute and Chief of the Cardiology Department (2005-2008). Hospital Clínic Barcelona
• Medical Director. Hospital Clínic Barcelona (2008-present)

• Hospital Clinic Barcelona
• Barnaclinic
• Pilar Sant Jordi Cardiovascular Center. Barcelona
• Sant Joan de Déu Pediatric Hospital. Barcelona

• President of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) (2007-2009)
• Vice-chairman of the Spanish Society of Cardiology
• Member of Spanish Society of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, European Heart
Rhythm Association, Heart Rhythm Society
• Member of the Advisory Council of North American Society of Pacing and Electrophisiology.
• Member of the Board of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) (2008-2010)
• Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine

• 451 presentations in national and international congresses

• 349 articles (287, total Impact Factor)
• 49 chapters in national and international books
• 10 books published

• Organizer of 48 national and international courses
• Director of 8 doctoral thesis
• Mentor of 108 international fellows in electrophysiology and cardiac arrhythmias over
the last 20 years in the Clínic Hospital
• Professor of Medicine. School of Medicine. University of Barcelona
• Deputy Editor of European Heart Journal