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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

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Belén de Jose María Galve

Paediatric anaesthetist
Belén de José María Galve, Anestesióloga pediátrica, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona

Expert in

Paediatric Anaesthesiology, Regional Anaesthesiology

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Spanish, Catalan, English, French and German

After completing the MIR and specialising in anaesthesiology at the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona, I worked in several centres and at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona I felt at home. At first, I trained in paediatric anaesthesiology, and I soon became interested in regional anaesthesia. With the help of some of my colleagues, we promoted regional techniques and later introduced the use of ultrasound to perform them. Now we are a reference in ultrasound-guided paediatric regional anaesthesia. 

I have fun when I learn.


  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates; United States Medical Licensing Examination, 2013.
  • PhD in Medicine. University of Barcelona, 2002.
  • MIR specialist in anaesthesiology and resuscitation at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, 1995.
  • Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery. University of Barcelona, 1989.

International experience

  • Establishment of an ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia unit, Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, USA, 2012 – 2013.
  • Paediatric anaesthesia observation stay, Strolley Hospital for Children, Edmonton, Canada, 2004.

Scientific activity

  • De Jose Maria B, Banús E, Navarro Egea M, et al. Tips and tricks to facilitate ultrasound-guided placement of peripheral nerve catheters in children. Paediatr Anaesth, 2011; 21 (9): 974-9.
  • De Jose Maria B, Banús E, Navarro Egea M, et al. Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular vs infraclavicular brachial plexus blocks in children. Paediatr Anaesth, 2008; 18(9): 838-44.
  • De Jose Maria B, Gotzens V, Mabrok M. Ultrasound-guided umbilical nerve block in children: a brief description of a new approach. Paediatr Anaesth 2007; 17(1): 44-50.
  • De Jose Maria B and Tielens L. Vertical infraclavicular brachial plexus block in children: a preliminary study. Paediatr Anaesth 2004 14 (11): 931-935.


  • Speaker at national and international conferences on regional anaesthesia.

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