Some of the leading specialists in numerous fields work in Barcelona, including fetal medicine, complex pediatric surgery, oncology, highly complex oncological surgery, ophthalmology, urology, neuroscience, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and andrology and traumatology. Doctors Eduard Gratacós, Josep Tabernero, Jaume Mora, Josep Brugada, Benjamin Guix, Antonio de Lacy, Antonio Alcaraz, Ramon Cugat, Humberto Villavicencio, Eduardo Tolosa and Rafael Barraquer are just some of the world leaders who work in these areas in Barcelona. In addition, it is worth highlighting Dr. Josep Dalmau, world-renowned figure in the new subspecialty neurorimmunology.
It is also one of the leading European cities in the field of organ and tissue transplantation. Our renowned specialists advise other countries, such as Germany and France, on advanced practices. We share our talents with some of the world’s leading research teams. Just to cite New York as an example, Dr. Valentí Fuster directs the Mount Sinai Hospital Cardiology Institute, Dr. Joan Massagué directs the Sloan Kettering Institute dedicated to cancer research.
Both Catalonia and Barcelona have a long tradition in the medical field. The Barcelona Faculty of Medicine has trained some of the most prominent doctors of the 20th century, such as Dr. Josep Trueta, who developed a method for treating traumatic wounds that has saved many lives, or Dr. Ignasi Barraquer, who revolutionized the cataract surgery techniques.
The Faculty of Barcelona also gave rise to names such as Dr. Miquel Sarrias, who changed the prognosis of the spinal cord injury, and Dr. Antonio de Lacy and Dr. Antonio Alcaraz, who currently defy the laws of physics when approaching minimally invasive digestive and urological surgical oncology, investigating new cutting-edge technological techniques.