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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

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

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Álvaro Madrid Aris

Paediatric nephrologist
Head of the Nephrology Department

Expert in

Glomerulopathies. Kidney transplant and dialysis (haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis). Therapeutic apheresis procedure

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Spanish, Catalan and English

I have spent a large part of my professional career at Vall d’Hebron Hospital, where I have worked for the last 18 years (2000 - 2017). I started the Paediatric Nephrology Clinic at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona (2002 - 2013), as well as therapeutic apheresis techniques in children in Catalonia. I am a leading specialist in childhood glomerular diseases and peritoneal dialysis. In my work, seeing children smile is my greatest satisfaction.

International experience

  • The Hesperis Course, Organ Transplant Training Course organised by ESOT (European Society for Organ Transplantation). Italy, 2006.
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital, fellowship in the Paediatric Nephrology Department, Miami (USA).
  • Paediatric residence, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, 1990 - 1994.

Scientific activity

  • mRNA and microRNA Ultrasequencing in exomes of patients with HHNF.
  • Genomic study of early onset nephropathies.
  • Study evaluating the efficacy of paricalcitol in the reduction of PTH in children and adolescents.
  • Study of cinacalcet in the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in children with terminal CKD.
  • Determination of biomarkers of BK virus nephropathy versus acute kidney transplant rejection.
  • Apolipoproteins AI and A-II as biomarkers and therapeutic targets of Segmental Focal Glomerulosclerosis.

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  • Lecturer in the Paediatrics Chair at Pompeu Fabra University.
  • Lecturer in University Master’s Degree on Translational Medical Research, Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research and the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
  • Teacher on the Peritoneal Dialysis training course, Peritoneal Dialysis group of Catalonia and the Balearic islands.
  • Tutor of paediatric residents at Vall d’Hebron Hospital, 2004 - 2017.
  • Teacher on the advanced course in dialysis organised by the Spanish Dialysis Foundation.


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