Dr. Jesús Lafuente Baraza

Chief of the neurosurgery service at Sagrat Cor University Hospital
Klinische Bereiche

Dr. Lafuente, MD, FRCSEd, FRCS Glas, PhD, is a renowned specialist and the chief of the neurosurgery department at Sagrat Cor University Hospital and the director of the spine unit at Hospital del Mar, in Barcelona, Spain.


Dr. Lafuente has been a member of the "Ethics and Bylaws" committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) for 8 years. In 2008 he was part of the teaching staff of the initial course of the Column section of the EANS. Moreover, he was a professor in the spine section of the WFNS which he left when he was elected president of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (2015-2019).


Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), he studied the specialty in the United Kingdom, where he lived for more than 10 years. He is the author of 8 chapters in specialized books on spinal pathology, in addition to having made numerous national and international publications. In 2003, he was recognized with the "Mario Boni Award" for the best research paper presented at the Congress of the European Society for Cervical Spine Research (CSRS). He is a member of various medical societies and is part of the group of spine experts as neurosurgeon specialized in spine, the treatment of Arnold Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and lumbar disc herniation.

His special interests include skull base neurosurgery, chiari and syringomyelia, spinal deformity, spinal tumors, degenerative disease and to perform surgeries in developing countries.

SPECIALITIES

Malformation of Pituitary tumors | Glioblastoma | Benign and malignant neoplasm of vertebrae, spinal cord, brain and meninges | Skull Base Surgery | Brain Endoscopy | Arnold Chiari Syndrome | Syringomyelia | Cervical and Lumbar disc herniation | Kyphoscoliosis in adolescents and adults | Vertebral Osteomyelitis | Minimally Invasive Spinal surgery | Complex spinal Surgery

Berufserfahrung

PRESENT

  • Chief of the neurosurgery service at Sagrat Cor University Hospital
  • 2019 – Present: head of the dept. of Neurosurgery and spine at Hospital del Mar
  • 2017 – Present: director of the Spine Center, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
  • Present: Vice President of the Spanish Society of Neurosurgery (SENEC)
  • Assistant Neurosurgeon, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
  • Associate Professor, UAB, Neurosurgery
  • Associate Professor, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona
Mitgliedschaft in wissenschaftlichen Vereinigungen

2022 Vice President of the Spanish Society of Neurosurgery (SENEC)

2017- 2019 President of the European Association of Neurological Societies (EANS)

2018- 2021 President of the Catalan Society of Neurosurgery (SCNCR)

2015 Elected President of the European Association of Neurological Societies (EANS)

2014 - 2018: AOSpine Europe / Spain Education Neuro Officer

2011 - 2019: Spanish delegate of the Spine section of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)

  • WFNS (World Federation Neurosurgical Societies since 2006
  • EANS (European Association Neurosurgical Societies) since 2008
  • CSRS (Cervical Spine Research Society) since 2008
  • SENEC (Spanish Society of Neurosurgery) since 2009
  • SCNCR (Catalan society of Neurosurgery) since 2005
  • AOSPINE since 2011
Forschung und Lehre
  • Reviewer of the scientific journals: European Spine Journal (ESJ), World Neurosurgery Journal and Acta Neuroquirurgica.
  • Best original work at the Congress of the European Society for Cervical Spine Research (CSRS). Obtained the prestigious Mario Boni award with his work on "Association of Apolipoprotein E4 with spondylosis myelopathy"
  • Special award from the British Skull Base Society. "Surgical approaches to the posterior fossa: Does craniotomy lead to fewer complications than craniectomy?"
  • More than 50 training courses on Bryan prosthesis (the first effective cervical arthroplasty) delivered in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
  • Author of various chapters in 4 specialized books on spinal pathology
  • Author of 19 publications, 8 chapters in specialized books on spinal pathology, 3 editorial letters and 160 national and international presentations.

Teaching:

  • Dr. Lafuente is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and at Hospital del Mar, Barcelona.
  • Author of various chapters in 4 specialized books on spinal pathology
  • Professor of the spine section at WFNS (World Federation Neurosurgical Societies)
  • Committee member for 8 years of "Constitution and Bylaws" at WFNS.
Aufenthalte im Ausland
    • Reviewer of the scientific journals: European Spine Journal (ESJ), World Neurosurgery Journal and Acta Neuroquirurgica.
    • Best original work at the Congress of the European Society for Cervical Spine Research (CSRS). Obtained the prestigious Mario Boni award with his work on "Association of Apolipoprotein E4 with spondylosis myelopathy"
    • Special award from the British Skull Base Society. "Surgical approaches to the posterior fossa: Does craniotomy lead to fewer complications than craniectomy?"
    • More than 50 training courses on Bryan prosthesis (the first effective cervical arthroplasty) delivered in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
    • Author of various chapters in 4 specialized books on spinal pathology
    • Author of 19 publications, 8 chapters in specialized books on spinal pathology, 3 editorial letters and 160 national and international presentations.

    Teaching:

    • Dr. Lafuente is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and at Hospital del Mar, Barcelona.
    • Author of various chapters in 4 specialized books on spinal pathology
    • Professor of the spine section at WFNS (World Federation Neurosurgical Societies)
    • Committee member for 8 years of "Constitution and Bylaws" at WFNS.
Sprachen für die klinische Praxis
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Knowledge of Italian
  • Knowledge of German