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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

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

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Montserrat Dolz i Abadia

Child and adolescent psychiatrist
Head of the Metal Health Department

Expert in

Early-onset psychoses and severe mental disorders. High-risk mental states in child and adolescent population

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Spanish, Catalan, English

My professional career has been framed by an interest in Psychiatry in general and particularly in serious mental illnesses. I started out in clinical care and research (this is why I completed my physician resident training [MIR] at one of the best institutes of Psychiatry in London). I then transitioned to early care and prevention and specialised in child and youth Psychiatry. Later on I developed a line of research on the phases prior to developing mental illnesses. This is a fascinating subject and I never get tired of it. I love to hike in the mountains and swim in rivers with icy waters.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Medicine and Surgery, University of Barcelona, 1997.
  • Specialist in Psychiatry, Sant Joan de Déu Health Park, 2000.
  • Koplowitz fellowship, "Assessment and prevention of youth at risk of psychosis". University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2009. 

International experience

  • Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley Hospital, London, 1999.
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2009 - 2010.

Scientific activity

  • Researcher in the consolidated Research Group "Aetiopathogenesis and treatment of serious mental illnesses. Leader of the line "Mental illnesses in childhood and adolescence".
  • Principal investigator of two projects with competitive Spanish Health Research Fund (FIS) funding and a Koplowitz project.
  • Researcher in the CIBERSAM group led by Josep M. Haro. This group was first in 2015.
  • Individual research centred on "Childhood-and adolescent-onset psychotic disorders and their early detection and prevention".


  • Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, since 2010.

How to request a treatment in SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Our hospital is dedicated to comprehensive care for women, children and adolescents.