Dr. Antonio Alcaraz Asensio

Urology specialist
Clinical area

Dr. Antonio Alcaraz Asensio is a renowned urologist and an expert in treating prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. A worldwide pioneer of laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques, in 2009, he was part of the medical team that performed the first transvaginal kidney extraction due to a tumour.

Professional experience
  • Head of Urology at Barcelona Hospital Clinic (2005-present).
  • Head of the Kidney Transplant Unit at Puigvert Foundation (2002-2005).
  • Urology Specialist at the Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation at Barcelona Hospital Clinic (1990-1992 and 1994-2002).
  • Research Fellowship in Urology, Mayo Clinic Rochester (Minnesota, USA) (1993-1994).
  • ​Resident Doctor of Urology, Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation at Barcelona Hospital Clinic (1984-1988).
Membership in scientific societies
  • Member of the European Association of Urology (EAU).
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Association of Urology (EAU).
  • Member of the American Urological Association (AUA).
Research and teaching
  • No. of publications in international journals: 167 / First quartile: 111.
  • L. Mengual, M. Burset, MJ. Ribal, E. Ars, M. Marín-Aguilera, M. Fernández, M. Ingelmo-Torres, H. Villavicencio, A. Alcaraz. Gene expression signature in urine for diagnosis and aggressiveness assessment of bladder urothelial carcinoma. Clinical Cancer Research 1:16(9):2624-33, 2010. (Impact Factor = 6,488, Quartile: 1).
  • Alcaraz A, Peri L, Izquierdo L, Musquera M. Is robotic kidney transplant the near future? European Urology 24th March 2017. PMID: 28343721. (Impact Factor: 14,976, Q1).

  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Barcelona (2007-present).
  • Associate Professor of Urology at the Department of Surgery, University of Barcelona (2005-2007).
  • Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona (1987-2002).
  • Coordinator of the Uro-Oncology Research Group "Grup de Recerca Uro-oncològic (GRUO)" recognised by the Government of Catalonia.
  • Director of 17 doctoral theses.
  • Professor of doctorate courses on Kidney Transplantation (1987-1998) and Updates in Urological Oncology (1996-2000).
  • Professor at the European School of Urology.
Stay in foreign centers
  • 15-month Research Fellowship at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA). 1993-1994.
Languages for clinical practice
  • Spanish
  • Catalan
  • English