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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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Paediatrician and neonatologist

Expert in

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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I have 12 years' experience in Neonatology at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital. My areas of interest mainly centre on critical neonatal care. Since 2008, I have coordinated the healthcare programme for patients suffering with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. I am the coordinator of the special monitoring programme created for these patients and their families and I actively work with the parent association for these patients. I am also part of the paediatric and neonatal ECMO team and I work with the neonatal simulation team. I am a full member of the Spanish Society of Neonatology (SENeo).


  • PhD in Medicine. University of Barcelona, 2016.
  • Diploma in Advanced Paediatric Studies, 2006.

Scientific activity

  • Researcher in the congenital diaphragmatic hernia working group.
  • Researcher in the working group for neonatal nutrition in premature patients.


  • Lecturer on the Master's degree in Neonatology. University of Barcelona, since 2012.
  • Collaborating lecturer on the Master's degree on Critical Patients. University of Barcelona, since 2012.
  • Neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructor accredited by the Spanish Society of Neonatology (SENeo), providing training courses since 2007.

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