Josep Rubio Palau
Maxillofacial surgeon Jaw and facial plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty. Distraction osteogenesis. Cleft lip and palate. Dental implants. Planning and 3D printing.
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I specialize in jaw surgery, pediatric maxillofacial surgery,cleft lip and palate, and planning and 3D printing. I have headed up the Pediatric Maxillofacial Surgery Department at SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital since 2015.
I graduated in Medicine from the Universitat de Barcelona, specialized in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Vall d’Hebron Hospital, and trained further in reference centers across America, Europe, and Asia. During that period I took the degree in Dentistry from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and in 2012 made a fellow of the European Board of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery.
Research and teaching are two cornerstones of my activity and I have received summa cum laudes for two PhD theses, developed different competitive projects, worked as a nationally accredited university lecturer and been a member of different international scientific societies and president of the Catalan-Balearic Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
- Doctor of Health Sciences (summa cum laude) from the Universidad Católica de Murcia, 2021
- Assistant Lecturer/PhD holder accredited by the ANECA accreditation agency, Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities, 2018
- Doctor of Surgery (summa cum laude) from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2014.
- Fellow of the European Board of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery, 2012.
- Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, 2011.
- Graduate of Dentistry from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, 2010.
- Graduate of Medicine and Surgery from the Universitat de Barcelona, 2005.
Experience in Spain and overseas
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Antwerp University Hospital (jaw surgery). Prof. Dr. Nadjmi. 2018.
- GSR Institute of Craniofacial and Facial Plastic Surgery (cleft lip and palate). Dr. Gosla Reddy. 2016.
- Craniofacial Surgery Unit. Great Ormond Street Hospital, London (craniofacial surgery). Dr. Dunaway. 2015.
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. Beth Israel Hospital, New York (microsurgery and reconstructive surgery). Dr. Buchbinder, Dr. Urken. 2011.
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. Hospital Universitario de Canarias (jaw and TMJ surgery). Dr. Martínez Gimeno. 2011.
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai (microsurgery and reconstructive surgery) 2010.
- Pediatric Maxillofacial Surgery Department. Vall d'Hebron Hospital (cleft lip and palate). Dr. García Vaquero. 2010
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. Borgo Roma Hospital, Verona. (Jaw surgery). Dr. Pier Francesco Nocini. 2009.
- Head of Department, Oral and Preventive Medicine and Public Health for the Degree in Dentistry at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (2016-2018).
- Director and professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine for the Degree in Dentistry at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (since 2015).
- Director of the courses on comprehensive handling with live surgery on patients with cleft lip and palate, Cleft Barcelona and Microsomia Barcelona.
I have engaged in several publications, available at this link.
How to request a treatment in SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital
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