Ophthalmology Team

Dr. Joan Pujol


Academic Formation

• Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. University Barcelona. 1989-90/94-95. 
• Specialist ophthalmology resident training. First call, in February 1996. 
• PhD: Courses taken (96/97 - 97/98). Thesis pending.


• MIR Training in Hospital de la Santa Cruz y San Pablo. . Ophthalmology Service (April 1996-April 2000). 
• Head Resident (December 1998-May 2000) 
• Head of Ocular Electrophysiology Department (January 1997 - April 2000) 
• Assistant Physician Ophthalmology Service Hospital Mutua de Terrassa (May 2000 - May 2001). Glaucoma Department. 
• Coordinator of Primary Care Ophthalmology CAP-Rambla. 
• Associate Professor in "Barcelona Institute for Learning in Health Sciences." Head Ophthalmology Section (1998-2009). 
• Contributing Physician Refractive Surgery Department - Catalan Institute of Refractive Surgery – Catalan Retina Institute (May 2001-2006). 
• Associate Physician Ophthalmology Service Sacred Heart Hospital – Catalan Retina Institute (May 2001 - December 2004). Anterior Segment Department. 
• Head of Cornea Section. 
• Responsible for coordinating the creation of the bank for corneal transplantation. 
• Head of Ophthalmology Unit Plató Hospital since January 2005. Responsible for the creation and reopening of the unit. 
• Head of Surgical Division of the Plató Hospital since June 2011. Simultaneously Head of Ophthalmology Unit. 

Teaching Activity/Associations

• Member of the Catalan Society of Ophthalmology. 
• Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. 
• Member of the Editorial Board of the Annals of Ophthalmology.

Areas of Expertise

• Cataract Surgery

  • More than 5,500 procedures (2001-2013)

• Pterygium Surgery – More than 500 procedures (2001-2013)

  • Most frequently used technique:  pterygium excision with conjunctival auto-graft reconstruction

• Cornea and ocular surface
• Glaucoma (medical and laser treatment)


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