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María Cols Roig

María Cols Roig, paediatric pulmonologist SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

María Cols Roig

Languages:
English, Spanish, Catalan

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Paediatrics Sleep Disorders
Paediatric pulmonologist
Expert in:
Cystic fibrosis and non-CF bronchiectasis. Respiratory management in neuromuscular disease and other neurological disorders. Home mechanical ventilation

Languages:
English, Spanish, Catalan

I have been head of the Paediatric Pulmonology Unit at SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital since 2008 and coordinator of cystic fibrosis care since 2012. At the hospital, I am also part of the multidisciplinary home mechanical ventilation team, the airway team, and the teams for comprehensive treatment of the neuromuscular patient and obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome. I am also an active member in several associations, such as the Spanish Society of Paediatric Pulmonology (SENP) and the European Cystic Fibrosis Society, and collaborate in various working groups in order to continuously improve patient care.

You'll find me in

Paediatrics Sleep Disorders

Education

  • Subspecialisation in Paediatric Pulmonology from the Spanish Society of Paediatric Pulmonology (SENP) and the Spanish Paediatric Association (AEP), 2015.
  • Training residency in the Paediatric Pulmonology and Cystic Fibrosis Unit. Hospital Vall de Hebrón, 2005.
  • Specialist in Paediatrics and its specific areas, 2003.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous Universitat de Barcelona, 1998. Outstanding Honours Award, 1999.

International experience

  • Training residency in the Pulmonary Division of Boston Children’s Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Boston, 2006.

Scientific activity

I am also part of the working group that developed the Funny Friends virtual respiratory physiotherapy incentive system, which was granted an award by the 4th edition of the Vodafone Awards for Innovation in Telecommunications in 2010, and the Novartis Hinnovar Prize in 2011.

Teaching

  • Tutor of paediatric residents at SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital, since 2011.
  • Member of the Local Teaching Committee: spokesperson and paediatric tutor coordinator, since 2011.
  • Head of teaching in the Paediatric Pulmonology Unit, since 2008.