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Joan Sanchez de Toledo

Joan Sanchez de Toledo, cardiologist SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Joan Sanchez de Toledo

English, Spanish, Catalan
Pediatric cardiac intensivist
Expert in:
Cardiac Intensive Care
Head of the Pediatric Cardiology Department

English, Spanish, Catalan

Since starting my professional career, I have been dedicated to caring for critically ill patients with congenital and/or acquired heart diseases. My special interest has been to improve the quality of life of patients with heart diseases, without forgetting about their family. We cannot be satisfied with what we see around us even if we think it is what is best. There is always someone who can help us improve.


  • Pediatric Cardiology Specialist for the Spanish Pediatric Cardiology Society, 2015.
  • Doctor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2013.
  • Certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, 2006.
  • Degree in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2000.
  • Pediatric Specialist.
  • Pediatric Cardiology Specialist.
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Specialist.
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Specialist. 

International experience

  • Cardiac Intensive Care specialist for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Intensive Care specialist for the Department of Critical Care Medicine; Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh; Pennsylvania, USA) and the Department of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, New York, USA).
  • Neonatology specialist for the Hospital Vall d’Hebron, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Humanitarian Experience
  • Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine, Banda Aceh Rescue Operation – Indonesia, December 2006.
  • Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, Paediatric Emergency Department – Santiago de Cali, Columbia, December 1999.

Scientific activity



  • Assistant professor, Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh,
  • Point of Care Ultrasound Pediatric Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine.