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17/05/2021 - General information

Dr. Joan Albanell, one of the top ten oncologists in Catalonia according to the list published by the Institute of Governance and Applied Economics Coordinates

The head of the Medical Oncology Service and director of the Cancer Research Programme at the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute is one of the most outstanding specialists among Catalan oncologists.

The Governance and Economics Coordinates Institute has just published its TOP 100 ranking of the best doctors working in Catalan hospitals, both public and private. Dr. Joan Albanell, head of the Medical Oncology Department at Hospital del Mar, features among the top ten specialists in the oncology section.

The list has been compiled on the basis of their healthcare, research and teaching activities. The other physicians who appear in the ranking are Dr. Josep Tabernero and Dr. Javier Cortés, from Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Dr. Rafael Rosell, from Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital, and Dr. Xavier González, from Hospital General de Catalunya, Dr. Josep Pardo, from the Son Espases University Hospital, Dr. Santiago Viteri, from the Rosell Oncology Institute, Dr. Alberto Abad and Dr. Jaume Mora, from Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, and Dr. Raimon Miralbell, from the Teknon Medical Centre.

Dr. Joan Albanell

Graduating in medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1989, he trained and worked at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. Between 2002 and 2005 he worked at Hospital Clínic in Barcelona, and since 2005 he has been head of the Medical Oncology Service at Hospital del Mar. A specialist in breast cancer treatment, he is a founding member of the Spanish Breast Cancer Research Group (Grupo Español de Investigación en Cáncer de Mama; GEICAM) and the coordinator of the group's scientific committee. Since 2007, he has been directing the Cancer Research Programme at the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute. He is a Professor of Oncology at Pompeu Fabra University and coordinates HM CIOCC in Barcelona. He is the author of more than 120 articles, with over 5,000 citations.

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