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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

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

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Xavier Tarrado Castellarnau

Paediatric surgeon
Head of the Surgery Department

Expert in

Digestive and thoracic Surgery. Minimally Invasive Surgery: thoracoscopic and laparoscopic advanced surgery

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Spanish, Catalan, English and French

I graduated in Medicine from the University of Barcelona (UB) and I received my cum laude doctorate from the same university. I majored in Paediatric Surgery during the MIR and my main area of interest is Minimally Invasive Surgery of thoracic and digestive pathologies. I am an associate professor in the Surgery and Specialties Department of the University of Barcelona. I have made several formative stays of specialization in Pediatric Surgery in international reference centres.


  • Certification in Paediatric Simulation. Boston Children’s Hospital, 2015. 
  • Doctor of Medicine. University of Barcelona, 2014.
  • Fellow of the European Board of Paediatric Surgery, 2006.
  • Specialist in Paediatric Surgery (MIR), Hospital Clinic - Sant Joan de Déu Unit, University of Barcelona, 2003.
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. Facultad de Medicina, Hospital Clínic. University of Barcelona (UB), 1996.

International experience

  • Training placement at the Minimally Invasive Paediatric Surgery Unit, of the Rocky Mountain Paediatric Surgery/Presbyterian-Saint Luke Hospital. Denver. Colorado. USA, 2010.
  • Training placement at the Service de Chirurgie Visceral et Transplantation de l’Hospital Necker-Enfants Malades. Paris, France, 2004.

Scientific activity

  • Member of the Research Group in Adulthood Diseases of fetal origin or in the first years of life. SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital.
  • Research lines: Pre and postnatal research of congenital malformations treatable surgically. Basic, clinical and experimental study.


  • Director of the Master's Degree in Surgical Techniques in Paediatric Surgery since 2014.
  • Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery and Medical - Surgical Specialties of the Universitat de Barcelona since 2015.

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