Hospital Sant Joan de Déu
Sharing to move ahead

Research team

Directive team

  • Dr. Jaume Pérez Payarols

    Dr. Jaume Pérez Payarols

    Director of Innovation and Research Department - Hospital Sant Joan de Deu de Barcelona
    We research in the present, to the best quality of care for children with rare diseases, to find a cure in the close future.

    Graduate of Medicine, specialized on Pediatric Oncology. Since 2008 Director of Innovation and Research Hospital Sant Joan de Deu de Barcelona (HSJD).

  • Francesc Palau

    Dr. Francesc Palau

    Director of the Paediatric Institute of Rare Diseases-Hospital Sant Joan de Deu de Barcelona
    Research and promote knowledge to cure and improve the lives of people.

    Doctor of Medicine (University of Valencia) and CSIC Research Professor. Specialist in Pediatrics and Head of Genetics and Molecular Medicine HSJD. Scientific Director of CIBERER.

  • Dr. Mercedes Serrano Gimaré

    Dr. Mercedes Serrano Gimaré

    Principal investigator of Rare Commons and coordinator of the medical team of the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu
    Internet allows with little help from each of us, collect an amount of information that had never before been possible to have. The suffering of our patients with rare diseases and their families justifies try, prove and find new ways of research to meet your needs.

    Doctor of Medicine from the University of Barcelona. Children neurologist at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Barcelona. CIBERER researcher. Master in Neuropaediatrics. Master in Neuroscience and Master in Behavioral Biology. Medical collaborator of www.guiametabolica.org 

Researchers

  • Joana Claverol Torres

    Joana Claverol Torres

    Coordinator of the Clinical Trials Unit of the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu
    Research with families and patients is the only possible way to advance in the knowledge of rare diseases, also for clinical research and in relation to the promotion and development of clinical trials.

    Degree in Biology, Masters in Clinical Trial Monitoring and Master in Pharmaceutical Marketing.

  • Dr. Belén Pérez  Dueñas

    Dr. Belén Pérez Dueñas

    Medical specialist in pediatric neurology.
    We work for rare diseases have the same rights and privileges on research of the more prevalent diseases in the community. Our patients are rare but exceptional.

    Medical Assistant in the Department of Child Neurology. Hospital Sant Joan de Deu de Barcelona. Physician Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona.

  • Jordi Anton - Rare Commons

    Dr. Jordi Anton

    Coordinator of the Paediatric Rheumatology Unit
    As professionals we must not only give the best medical attention possible, we also have a responsibility for improving the knowledge of the disease. The use of new technologies and the availability of safe social networking is a way to get closer to patients and their families and also a way to develop research projects.

    Paediatrician specialising in Paediatric Rheumatology, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. A Doctor of Medicine. Associate professor at Barcelona University. President of the Spanish Society of Paediatric Rheumatology.

  • Dra. Rosa Bou - Rare Commons - Hospital Sant Joan de Déu

    Dra. Rosa Bou Torrent

    Paediatrician specialising in Paediatric Rheumatology
    Professionals, patients, and families, we have the opportunity to take advantage of the new technologies to share and enrich the knowledge of rare diseases and establish new lines of research. Because research is the hope of a better future for patients.

    Associate Clinical Member of the Unit of Paediatric Rheumatology

  • Dra. Estíbaliz Iglesias- Rare Commons

    Dra. Estíbaliz Iglesias Jiménez

    Associate Clinical Member of the Unit of Paediatric Rheumatology
    Families and doctors, together, can go ahead to advance in the knowledge of rare diseases.

    Paediatrician specialising in Paediatric Rheumatology, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. A Doctor of Medicine. Coordinator of the working group of juvenile dermatomyositis in the Sociedad Española de Reumatología Pediátrica (SERPE). 

  • Dr. Jaume Català

    Medical specialist in pediatric oftalmology (retina and vitreous).
    The strength of our patients and their families and working together will help us move ahead better understand and solve blindness.

    Medical specialist in pediatric oftalmology at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Barcelona.

  • Dr. Juan Antonio Camacho

    Dr. José Antonio Camacho

    Medical specialist in pediatric nephrology.
    The collaboration and the knowledge of the families and the experience of physicians, it's one of the best ways to generate new research on rare diseases.

    Responsible of the Nephrology Service at Children's Hospital Sant Joan de Deu (Barcelona) from 2004. Doctor of Medicine from the University of Barcelona (UB).

  • Dr. Joan Prat

    Dr. Joan Prat

    Jefe del Servicio de Oftalmología Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Barcelona.
    New technologies will be a great help to advance the understanding of rare diseases. We can share knowledge among patients and physicians. We must take advantage.

    Medical specialist in pediatric oftalmology (oculoplastics and orbit).

  • Dr. Marta Morales

    Dr. Marta Morales

    Medical specialist in pediatric oftalmology.
    The use of new technologies in medicine helps us to provide an extensive database to better understand and better treatment of rare diseases.

    Medical specialist in pediatric oftalmology at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Barcelona from 1998 specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of congenital and infantile cataracts.

  • Dr. Larisa Suárez Ortega

    Dr. Larisa Suárez Ortega

    Medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology.
    The incentive to contribute actively on the research and in the search for answers, it is crucial to move forward.

    Medical Assistant. Section of Endocrinology. Hospital Sant Joan de Deu de Barcelona. Master in Pediatric Endocrinology. With dedication in Type 1 diabetes, cystic fibrosis, and in the endocrinological follow-up of children with rare diseases such as Lowe syndrome.

  • Dr. Alejandra Darling

    Dr. Alejandra Darling

    Medical specialist in pediatric neurology.
    Patients with neurological disorders and their families inspire me every day in my work. The study of neurodegenerative diseases, allows us to gain a better understanding of them, to search for new therapeutic options. Working in partnership with patients and their families is a great experience, where we all learn.

    Medical resident. Degree in Medicine and Master in Neuropaediatrics. Currently, PhD on neurodegenerative diseases with iron accumulation in the brain (ENACH).

  • Dr. María Ramos

    Dr. María Ramos Cebrian

    Medical specialist in pediatric nephrology.
    They are rare, but real; with research and collaboration between families and doctors will find solutions that help our patients live better.

    Medical specialist in pediatric nephrology at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Barcelona.

  • Dr. Anna Llorca Cardeñosa

    Dr. Anna Llorca Cardeñosa

    Medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology.
    The communication between different healthcare professionals and patients' families is always needed in the health sector, and especially important in the case of rare diseases. We work together to extend their knowledge.

    Medicine Specialist in Ophthalmology. Currently, Master of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu.

  • Dr. Victor De Diego Almarza

    Dr. Victor de Diego Almarza

    Medical specialist in pediatric neurology.
    Patients and families with rare diseases are an example of excellence and vitality. Working with them to improve their quality of life is a great personal and professional satisfaction.

    Medical resident. Degree in Pediatrics. In the present Master in Neuropediatria, preparing his doctoral thesis on congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG).

  • Dra. Silvia Mª Meavilla Olivas

    Dr. Silvia Mª Meavilla Olivas

    Medical specialist in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
    We need close cooperation of clinicans and families. So we get, together, a greater awareness of rare diseases, allowing us to offer more appropriate treatments that improve the quality of life of patients.

    Medical specialist of the section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Hospital Sant Joan de Deu de Barcelona. Master in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Collaborating member of the metabolic unit, and the unit of cystic fibrosis.

     

  • Dr. Jaume Colomer Oferil

    Dr. Jaume Colomer Oferil

    Neurologist of Neuromuscular Pathology Unit of the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu de Barcelona
    The collaboration between clinical medicine and other disciplines such as pathology, biochemistry and genetics is essential for the advancement of science.

    Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Universitat de Barcelona. Doctor of Medicine from the University of Barcelona. Pediatric specialist by the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. Specialist in Neurology at the Universitat de Barcelona. Head of the Pathology Unit of the Serbian Neurology Neuromuscular until 2012. Researcher CIBERER (Unit 703).

  • Dr. Andrés Nascimento

    Dr. Andrés Nascimento

    Children neurologist at Neuromuscular Pathology Unit.
    Listen carefully to our patients and their families is the only way to really know rare diseases, they are our best teachers and we owe all our dedication, working together we can improve the treatment of these diseases.

    Children neurologist of Central University of Venezuela. Master of Neuropediatrics by the University of Barcelona (UB). Specializes in neuromuscular diseases in paediatric patients.

  • Joaquin Ángel Fagoaga Mata

    Joaquin Ángel Fagoaga Mata

    Pediatric physical therapist
    Research on rare diseases, improving the quality of life of those affected and their families.
    Pediatric physiotherapist of the Rehabilitation Service of the Hospital San Juan de Dios. Master in Physiotherapy and Scientific Evidence. Author of several articles on rating scales in neuromuscular disease.
    PhD in Physiotherapy on Validation of Rating scales in neuromuscular disease and quality of life of those affected and the primary caretakers of neuromuscular diseases.
  • Dr. Antonio Federico Martinez Monseny

    Dr. Antonio Federico Martinez Monseny

    Attending physician in clinical genetics and collaborator of the Institute of Paediatric Rare Diseases
    Create, innovate and investigate are pillars of modern medicine and especially in the context of rare diseases. Families need and we can help.

    Attending physician in clinical genetics and collaborator of the Institute of Paediatric Rare Diseases of Hospital Sant Joan de Déu.

Research technician

  • Begonya Nafria Escalera

    Begonya Nafria Escalera

    Project manager. Innovation and Research Departament at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu
    Social networks allow the international dimension of research on rare diseases. Now more than ever, is the time to move forward in the generation of biomedical knowledge that affects the quality of life of children and their families.

    Research technician. Degree in Educational Sciences. EHealth specialist with extensive experience in the field of social networks and virtual communities for patients. Patient Expert in Medicines Research and Development (EUPATI).